czar (3298) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours bright orange, slight haze, with a medium-sized off-white cap, good retention/lacing. caramel biscuity malts, lots of malts, yeasty, oranges, fruitiness, light bananas, some spices. light to medium hopping - english floral-citrusy. lively, medium to full body, nice peppery-grapefruity finish.
Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ the Wharf, Aalborg. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and nutty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. Smooth and soft. 121111
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 2011 Cajun Cafe Fall Beer Fest. Pours a copper color with a white head. Nose is biscuity malt, some toffee, some dates, hint of nuts. Flavor is similar - some biscuity malt, some berry, toffee, nuts, bread, and a dry finish to top it off. Interesting overall.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and caramelish. Light caramelish malty with a good balanced bitterness and mild fruity touch. Sweet and slight bitter finish.
Ungstrup (27765) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, And fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, fruits, alcohol, dusty hops, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK I so am one of the Ontario c_nts who gets these every year without fail, pls donít hate. Has a dirty amber-gold clear look with restrained creamy white head. Aroma is tart fruit and fresh rainy meadow. Taste has mainly cherry and tart cherry, elegant and very rounded palate, spicy notes, retrained late finish dryness. Once again Fullers has put together a classy one-off brew, not one that will blow off your eyebrows, but is nonetheless delectable, subtle and has that írareí taste. To age or not to age... moneyís the question.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bittle from Waitrose. Not had the last two vintages for some reason. Will get them at the Bottle Shop i guess. This is nit the best. Lits of fruit on aroma not much hop. Fruit is good but rest of beer dies. Also the carbonation and mouthfeel is not as good as previous. Good fruit on finish. Fruit salad almost tropical fruits. Not the best vintage and not sure how it will age either. Fruity and lacking something ineffable
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like itís that time of the year again. 500ml bottle #47739 from the LCBO. Lovely pour, as usual - deep reddish copper, clear, bright and refractive, with a large lasting pillowy off-white head. The usual warming aroma of lush cereal grain, some alcohol, a bit bready with a fair amount of not-dry herbal/floral/grassy bitterness - balanced and appealing.Taste follows, but is quite mild - almost shocking - and oddly salty, with an almost green olive character - not a whole lot going on apart from a crazy and assertive fruitiness (not apple, slightly tart, not sure what) - not offensive, but barely a 7. Light, slightly oily and still mouthfeel, very quick-finishing .... huh. Quite come-down from the aroma for me, I might buy fewer than 10 for the first year since 2004. WTF with all that fruit?
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Cask at the Wharf. A clear one, dark amber to brown body and some beige bubbles on top. Thereís a touch of licorice on the nose, but caramel and dried fruits dominates. Prunes and dried apricots. Some alcohol too, and it obiously feels quite fresh. Itís a bit alcohol warming, full bodied and maybe a tad sweet. Very smooth. Dried fruits, caramel, some licorice and bitterness too. Long finish with caramel and dried fruits. Although too fresh, still a very nice beer. Rating: 7-4-7-4-14-3.6. 111106
Bottle. Itís a clear one, dark amber in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving lacings. Malty, caramel aroma with some alcohol and hops. Sweet, caramel flavor with pale malts and a nice hoppyness. Some dried fruits. Full-bodied, warming and semi-sweet on the palate, maybe a bit too heavy on the carbonation. Quite tasteful and pleasant even at this young age. Rating: 7-4-7-4-14-3.6. 111126
Bottle, 50cl. Bottle # 059453. It pours a clear, golden body, topped by a small, dense, light beige head leaving lacings. Some sugary sweetness on the nose, with a pleasant hoppyness and a soft alcohol touch. Caramel too. Caramel sweet and sugary flavor with some spiced, minty hops. Full-bodied, pleasantly carbonated and lighlty warming in the mouth. A quite pleasant beer, and judging from todayís vertical tasting, it seems the newer vintages are best served quite fresh, or maybe they just need even more cellaring. 120106
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Wharf. Pours copper with a small white bubbly head. Aroma of malt, caramel ,biscuits, grassy hops and licorice. Flavor is sweet malt with som slightly hot alcohol notes, dried fruits,caramel,biscuits and grains. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice but somewhat young