Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle number 131850: I look forward to these every year, although Iíve missed some of late, because I know in advance that Iíll be imbibing a fine brew. This yearís poured a light amber body with a sudsy off-white head. The nose held a floral/herbal spiciness over a woody caramel malt. The flavor had a lemony spritziness, a lightly syrupy, bready sweetness, and an herbal/earthy bitterness. It finished on a moderately bitter note with a touch of alcoholic heat. Very nice.
mdindy (33) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark cloudy amber with red tint, malty aroma. flavor has toffee, yeast, malts with smooth warming bitter aftertaste. taste some alcohol at the finish, everything seemed to blend well. very good beer.
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Maris (952) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500ml bottle on 6/2/2014 (bottle no. 061746). Pours a light amber with a medium head which disappears quickly. Has a strong toffee malt aroma. Taste wise, itís malt dominated with toffee, caramel, butterscotch and nuts featuring, along with a good dash of sweet orange, and a touch of booze. It finishes with a mild tart, bitterness. The palate is syrupy and the carbonation average. This is a very pleasant sweet, malty sipper.
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a deep amber color with a large white head. Hazy but not as yeasty (particulates) as some versions. The aroma is sweet toffee, berries, wood. The flavor is surprisingly big oxidation which is OK. More berries, toffee, yeast, biscuit, a bit of orange tanginess in the tail. Quite good as usual.
ansjelaah (1214) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@joes. Copper/brown color. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, alcohol, wine. Nice. Lot of difference in the fullers vintage í13
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber. Thick head. Rich aroma has a lot of caramel malt. Rich malts, chewy, abv is lower on the palate than the 2012. There are hints of the Fuller yeast and the bitterness seems to have dropped a lot with age.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - BCA - BBE Dec 2014; Drank Nov 2013 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Fruity; citrus oranges, marmalade. Spicy. Very Malty; caramel & toffee, toasted malts. Fullers yeast; heavily sedimented. Hoppy; earthy hops. Rather syrupy. Alcohol warming and quite evident. Sweet very fruity and malty throughout. Some bitterness in the finish. Very tasty. Nice beer!
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle no. 126789. I bought it in 2011 and cellared it. The pour is copper-orange-amber with a long lasting off-white head. Vaguely cloudy. The aroma is full of sweet and malty characters and something akin to honey The body is medium but it has a slick quality to it. The taste is full of caramel malty sweetness but a low to nearly nil bitterness. Sweetness rues the day.
jd543 (386) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep amber-red with a thick off-white head. Aroma is strong sweet malt, marmalade. Taste is sweet with well balanced finish. Oily texture, low carbonation. Really nice.
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a golden amber, nice white head. Aromas are mostly marmalade, some honey, all about the malts basically. Taste has a honeyed sweetness, but not too much. Good creamy texture, light oiliness perhaps. Good though.