jerohen (1992) - Bussum, - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (number 017168) from biernavigatie.nl. Dark brown colored, off-white head. Caramel malty nose, raisins, Christmas pudding, British hops. Balanced sweet and somewhat bitter flavor, lots of caramel, malty. Lasting finish. Very much a winter beer. Sampled at 3 years old, but most likely could use some additional aging. You canít go wrong with a Fullers Vintage Ale, and although this is not my favorite one of the series, itís still absolutely high quality stuff.
Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a lightly hazy amber colour, with a thin off-white head. Aroma of rich berries, burnt sugars and big malt. Nice balance of flavours; sweet fruits, treacle, mixed with chewy grain and some pine hops. Finish was perfect mix of caramel, dried fruits, peppery hops and herbs.
tlind2 (1126) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, stored cool. Copper color, tan head. Lead pencil and oak aroma. Licorice and juicy malts, some fruity notes. Full body, medium-light carbonation. Signature vintage malt flavor which has probably dried out a bit with time. Very nice.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.
cmacklin (256) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear medium amber colour with a small, short lived off-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, malt and alcohol. Sweet caramel, malty flavour with a warming alcohol finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Cloudy burnt-copper pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a malty, estery swirl of dates, red grapes, fruitcake and sweet port. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is medium-sweet, boasting candied dates and raisins with a splash of vintage port. Malty, hearty, warming finish.
cfrancis (2329) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby brown with a small white wisp. Aroma is raisin, caramel malt, barley and oak. Taste is sweet toffee and caramel malts, barley, oak dryness and raisin. Itís in the wheelhouse for me.
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent! Aroma is toffee, raisins, and caramel. Wow is this buttery like rum? Taste is tons of caramel sweetness that taste slightly toasted with some hints of raisins. The finish is so unbelievably smooth. This is an exceptional beer!
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog, tried at a vertical tasting 07-12. All bottles from Systembolaget.
Philym (984) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Hazy ruby with thin ivory head.
Aroma: Dried fig, toffee, woody, spiritous, treacle, butterscotch.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness with low bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, dry abrupt butterscotch, spiritous, dried fruit finish with alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very tasty. Bottle number 132880.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Hazy, amber to copper colour with a short and slightly tanned foamy layer. Slightly molassy, nutty and cara-malty aroma with vinous notes of dried fruits and a tinge of marzipan. Sweet and delicately bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Nutty and caramelly malty taste with a pronounced vinous fruit-character; lingering sweet and slightly bitter finish a muted alcoholic strength. 25.IX.13