Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a crisp warming lingering sweet toffee finish.
imdownthepub (13418) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 500ml, aged 6yrs, from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Dark reddish brown with cream head. Smooth and full, rich beer with a caramel toffee body, sweet but darker roasted malts. Fruit cake fruity balanced with leafy hop notes. I do like these Fullers vintage ales, thank you to Sandra for thinking of them each year.
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. MOderate biter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
Christian (12958) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Cask at GBBF 2009. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with fruit and a hint of orange peel and marmalade. Sweet toffee flavour with a roasted note, and hot alcohol. Here is why they are labeled vintage: They should NOT be drunk fresh! I definitely need a few for the cellar.
July 2010 at home: Bready malt and fresh grain in the nose, with orange and other citrus, and peppery spice. Malty flavour with lots of fruit and some spice and cherry. Nice and dry with a fruity sweetness, but still rather hot alcohol.
May 2011: Adds a honey note to the aroma, and a bit more malt richness in flavour. But still unsophisticated raw alcohol after nearly two years. Doesn’t seem like the best vintage
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle, No. 003174, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, raisins, herbs, caramel, and light oxidation. Flavor of caramel, grass, light pine, raisins, and some citrus.
Scopey (12721) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours deep amber-brown, with a big white head. The nose is gingerbread, light spice, cake and toasted malt. The taste is wood, gingerbread, leather, alcohol warmth, fruit peel and spice, with a warming, dry finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Good balance, dryer and less sweetness than some of the previous vintages. Tasty.
bierkoning (12589) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, slightly salty toffee aroma. Malty sweetish buttery and alcoholic flavor with pinches of salt and cookie dough. Hints of mint and butter cookies in the aftertaste. Nice one.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 138760. Pours lightly hazy amber with an average, frothy off-white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, light toast) with moderate earthy hops and fruity esters, medium sugar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet malt with aggressive hop bitterness and spicy, peppery alcohol. The beer balances more towards the malt with a lingering dryness from the alcohol and hops. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Søren.
Finished off with this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Pours completely clear amber with a nice, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malts, light biscuity and with some herbal, spicy hops. Highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, malty, light citric and vinious. Quite delicious but still rather young.
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Køge Øldage. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, fruit, caramel and alcohol.