olio (7956) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014
50 cl bottle. Bottle No. 009571. BBE 12/2012.
Seems somewhat sweeter compared to a fresh bottle, more sugary and malty. More rounded with a soft carbonation, slightly bready finish with hints of berries. Definitely better now, at optimal age I’d say.
Rating for this aged bottle: 8-4-7-4-15.
50 cl bottle. BBE 12/2012.
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 (1225) - 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 (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (10804) - Søborg, 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 (1314) - 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 po’ stucchevole. Corpo medio, carbonazione leggera. Discreta.
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, 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 (14997) - Højbjerg, 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 (1653) - 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.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes of toffee, dark fruits, and a slightly vinous almost sherry like quality. Deep brown with almost no head. Balanced between deep malty notes and earthy complex bitterness. Medium to full bodied almost flat with a complex warming finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 31/12/12. An amber coloured beer with a whiitsh head and lacing. Sweet and nutty. A candy sugar Belgian note to it. Moussey. Characterful but a bit messed up in comparison to other years. A good body. Tasty but oversweet.