bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle No. 105177. From The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark copper with a foamy yellow/beige head. Aromas of malt, darkish fruit and leather. Med + body. Flavor is roasty malt, a little brown sugar, something suggesting dates, notes of peppery spice. Very smooth. Brown sugar tries to come out, but thereís something hoppy that makes it less than sweet. Certainly not dry, but nicely hopped. Very, very good drink.
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a gorgeous mahogany redish brown with a big, frothy beige head. Lovely spicy, golding aroma, with solid caramel, cereal malts. The mouthfeel is thick and luscious, the alcohol is present, but not over bearing, just a tad warming and spicy. The finish is grassy with mote subtle spicing from the hops. One of the best fresh fullers vintage ales ive had.
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Deep orange with a small off white head. Perhaps the best fresh vintage Iíve had. Certainly the best Iíve had in recent memory. Marmalade and hops mmmmmmmm. Lovely drop. HoHoHo
Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of honey, cognac, rum, oak. Ruby colour, light brown head. aroma of rum, whisky, oak. Slightly bitter. Flat carbon, oily.
Fin (7697) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Waitrose Headington, Oxford, consumed at home Sunday 22nd December 2013 This is absolutely superb, top draw stuff from Fullers. We had this alongside a Rochefort 10 and clearly whilst they are not the same beer there were many similarities, its got a nice spicy peppery warmth, its got some lovely dark, dark sticky sugars. Despite its age its smoother at this stage than many of the previous vintages. Serving this in a Belgian chalice certainly didnít didnít any harm either, Loz (a big Rochefort 10 fan) was struck by the similarities as well. A little barley sugar, there is also a little curly bitterness, its damn good vintage, loved it! A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2
agent_persik (440) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, ripe fruits, nuts, hints of honey, bread and alcohol. Taste has similar notes, bitter sweet with medium bitter hoppy finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Tasty and enjoyable.
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, toasted, caramel and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, oak, wood and a little bitter.
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with red highlights. Pretty clear. Average head that leaves a thin ring of lace. Pretty malty nose. Lots of brown sugar and lightly cooked fruit. Little bit of graininess. A bit of a green vibe as well. Tastes like a light barley wine to me. Thereís a little spicy hop character on the palate that I didnít get on the nose as well. Medium tasty.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. dark amber color. Biscuity malt and ripe fruits in the floral aroma. Malty sweet, floral hoppy flavor. Ripe fruit. Full bodied. Well balanced. Not too alcoholic. Tasty strong ale, with soft spicy notes (nutmeg). Best vintage for several years.
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no 53835. Pours clear amber-red with small very light tan head. The head disappears immediately. It has intense aroma of fruits, apples, sweetness, and hints of alcohol. Taste: strong "fresh" bitter kick, sweet, a little bit fruity, noticeable alcohol. Finish has long a little bit lingering bitterness. Overall: less fruity and less sweet than 2012 version; also it isnít as well balanced. It may get better after some time.