dogbomb (751) - ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in presentation box. Hazy honey sunset with a quickly fading offwhite fluff. Nose is peach, with a slight "cognac", a little banana and some nice malt overtones. In the mouth, itís a joy. Warm banana-leaf maltiness, a cacophony of fruits from tangerine, through to peach, and boiled plums. Thereís a slight alcohol burn, but its sweet and has a taste like cognac. A real sipping treat and Iím looking forward to letting my other bottle age for a few years before diving in again.
manisthebeer (159) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DAMN I HOPE IT TASTES BETTER IN A YEAR OR TWO IT LOOKED SO DAMN GOOD TO IN THAT CUP I DON"T GET WHAT HAPPENED
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle #35239. Love the solid wrapping and the box these comes in. It pours a really good looking near-clear deep amber body with a medium sized light bubbly beige top. So much caramel and toffee on the nose, but itís never over the top. Sweet, light fruity, green banana, some saltiness and traces of nuts is what I get out of this aroma. Highly likable. It has a average carbonation level and a gentle oily mouthfeel. A bit different in the taste than the aroma. Itís more bitter than I had imagined. Lotís of green pine cones, some red berries, dry leather, caramel malt and a little bit of old alcohol and green banana. Elegant and tasty, but I cant help feeling I should have waited a bit longer before I popped this. Still, I like the Vintage series from Fullers, and this was no exception. 14.02.2013
danlo (671) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, No. 54354 rated on 18th March 2013. Orange-golden deep amber colour, thin tan head that dissipates away and an aroma of marmalade & malt. Taste is similar, sweet orange marlamade & malt, with raisin & vanilla notes and a lingering bitterness through to a dry finish. Medium bodied, warming mouth feel, lively carbonation, quite drinkable.
hens (361) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5L bottle. (Nr. 90769) Reddish brown, bronze color and tiny head. Sweet honey and propolis aroma and maybe little raisin and currant. Taste is also to sweet for me. Soy, ginger, orange coming out. A little hard taste. Finish is little bitter and alcohol taste lasts little time on mouth. But summary beer is good and i enjoyed it.
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of floral hops, caramel and white chocolate, with notes of physalis, kiwi, coconut and sourdough. flavour is mostly the same, lots of bread, peppermint and bubble gum, with a hint of alcohol in the finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
fairwater (121) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber, moderate carbonation. Rich, slightly marmaladey aroma. Sweet, sherry - like, at first. Bit more marmalade to taste. Very light bitterness, slightly warming from the alcohol. Very nice beer. Glad I bought 2 of them so I can try it again in a few years time!
Beerheart65 (794) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nro 600 so I hope this is Special. looks promising: bit hazy deep amber, big frothy head is off-white and long and leaves good lacing. Good medium strong aroma is nuanced: caramel, nuts, dark bread, ripe fruits, flowery notes, raisins. Full body, soft and round, mild carbonation, long malty finish, bit sweet and bitter, alcohol bit too evident. Good choice for your beer nro 600: tasty and well done, traditional british Excellence.
Martin243 (613) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought from local Sainsburyís. Poured carefully into a pint glass leaving a bit in the bottle. Light reddish brown with a beige skim. Fruit and nut aromas. Lovely raisin, almond and vanilla flavours like a superior fruit and nut toffee. Warming alcohol, smooth creamy mouth feel. Felt like a special beer experience.
berkshirejohn (3955) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle #27341 from my local Waitrose. I thought Iíd try one of these fairly fresh for my 3500th rating.
Golden amber with a tight cream head and moderate carbonation; the aroma is rather grainy with a touch of yeast; in the mouth itís soft and creamy with lots of raisins and a thick honey-like body; leading to a dry warming finish with lingering almonds. Rather good.