maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Tasting session. This one was the best of a flight of four vinatges: 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Itís probably at its peak. Rich aroma. Bursting with warm, ripe flavors. Very good.
Chudwick (1530) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9oz bottle (No 147040) - pours a murky dark orange with ivory head and thin lacing. Based on the pour and age, I figured it would smell nutty and it does. Nose also adds caramel and basement aromas. Flavor contributes with toffee, alcohol, fermented fruit and a little resin. Iíd liken this to a slightly bitter Belgian tripel. Sweet with enough bitterness to keep interesting. This beer alone, makes me appreciate British beers a lot more, in that there are some that go beyond your typical pub beer and will entice me to search for others like it. A standout beer from England.
olio (4807) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20091118.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel malts, toffee and some sugar. Flavor of yeast, caramel malts, toffee, ripe fruits and some mild dark berry notes.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #054828. 500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours clear copper with a moderate, beige head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose is big and bold, with loads of caramel, candy sugar, figs, brandy and a touch of English hops. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with honey, brown sugar, fruit and just a hint of hops towards the end. A hint of sherry comes through late, and it closes with a delicate peppery, slightly alcoholic finish. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great English strong ale--malty and sweet, with a huge amount of complexity. A beautiful brew that has aged and mellowed nicely. 2013-01-07
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Ma Che, Roma, 09/02/13. #57504 from Fullers store.
Hazed mid amber with a thin off white head which clears to the edge.
Nose carries dates, almonds, dark fruits, malts, brown sugars.
Taste comprises dark malts, dates, prunes, sugars, toffee.
Full end of medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a sweetish finish.
madsberg (9310) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Fruits, sweetness, caramel, light spice, some brown sugar. Flavour: Brown sugar, caramel, sweetness, some ripe fruits, some herbs, some spice. Nice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and fruity.
Mortlach (878) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09/02/2013 500ml bottle (thanks Theydon_Bois!). Ambrata-miele, un filo torbida, schiuma non abbondantissima e poco persistente. Al naso un buon mix di frutta matura, mela cotta, caramello, pane e miele. In bocca conferma le sensazioni olfattive, con una bella nota di miele, amarognola nel retrogusto. Peccato che alla lunga risulti un poí stucchevole. Corpo medio, carbonazione leggera. Discreta.
adamjackson (1734) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bright gold. 1 finger head.
Nose of caramel and hops. Very sweet and honey
Very sweet. Syrupy and hoppy lemon on the finish
saxo (12773) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruits, caramel, malt and hops. Nicely balanced with perfect sweetness.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The 3rd fullers pulled from the cellar in this tasting spate - cloudy unfiltered dark amber with a smallish cap. Aroma has dark fruits and sweet malts in perfect balance with some sharp grassy hop notes. Flavor is a mellow conglomerate of sweet malts, fruity esters and some complexity with a distinct finish that showcases the hops. Unlike the previous sweeter vintages this one has some perfectly integrated hop bittering.