DerWeg (1567) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
old gold color, not so much carbonation or head. Taste dry-sweet pale fruits and some lemon, round sweet middle and alcohol, sweet grassy hops. Nice.
Douberd (3701) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Fullerís Vintage Ale 2012) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 8.5%
Deep orange to red colour on the body, quite hazy, with one finger of thick enough, off0white head on top. Good retention.
Aroma has malts, english hops, sugar, light alcohol, red fruits.
Taste is sweet and malty, with hints of hops, caramel, red fruits, dates, raisins.
Medium body, carbonation on the high side.
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Bottle #22352. Clear copper in colour with a thin but long lasting off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is of caramel, sweet malts, toffee, light alcohol, honey and vanilla. The flavour is moderatly sweet, lots of toffee, sweet malts, syrupy, moderate hops. Warming and sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes warming, sweet. Still young but we all know that these age well.
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Amber, hazy with a minimal white head. Hoppy, malt, caramel, yeast and alcohol aroma. Bitter, light sweet with a alc and caramelish end.
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Caramel and malty sweet notes with lots of raisin. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Sweet caramel, light sweet boozy notes, raisin and a touch of toast. Nice.
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fruits (plums), dried gruits, malt and caramel. Very sweet and mildly bitter. Thick and oily. Quite dry finish.
Svesse (7262) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricot marmalade, orange, honey, treacle-toffee, caramel and a touch of chocolate. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricot marmalade, orange peel, honey, treacle-toffee, caramel, toast and a finish with a balanced citric bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and really tasty, as usual. Very nice.
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 2015. Rated on 10.10.2015
Bottle #32360, vertical with Golden Pride from same year
Aroma is moldy and mild Ė with apricot, some alcohol and toffee. Even some metal. Flavour has alcohol, menthol, mold and apricot. Perhaps already past its prime. Gets a lot better towards the end of the glass.
At first: 6-4-6-3-13=3.2, at the end 7-4-7-3-13=3.4
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 56220 from The Parcel Yard. Pours rich dark amber (or ripe apricot?) with a beige head. Aroma is fruity with some rich roasty malt support. Near full bodied. Flavor is rather roasty malt, but very smooth, some slight darkish fruits, The hopps are a bit earthy as well as fruity. Sometimes a quaff seems to be fresh light stone fruit juice. Sometimes the hops seem a bit oxidized (which I believe to be a signature of the series and one reason I love it). Ale to cherish. I think the finish is not dry, but I think it qualifies as bitter. Love it!
lello4ever (330) - ITALY - AUG 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Si presenta bene, colore arancio ambra carico appena velato, bella la schiuma sottile e cremosa, leggermente tendente al beige. Al naso risalta il malto, il caramello e si avvertono giŗ note alcoliche e di dark fruits. Al palato Ť tendenzialmente dolce, con accenni di amaro quasi assenti, . Molto bene líalcol, ben evidente ma mai stucchevole, che riscalda senza eccedere, perfetta la carbonazione.
rouhlas (1709) - GREECE - JUL 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Unclear golden orange color with white head. Aroma is malty and light hoppy, caramel, fruity, grassy, herbal, alcoholic, wood notes. Light sweet and medium bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.