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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Old Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. 500ml bottle. Crown cap. Occasionally available in cask.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt, Crystal, Chocolate malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Matured for 12 months in stainless steel tanks. Each batch is blended with a portion of the previous batch.


SilkTork's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5278) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - FEB 16, 2013
Chris Oís Fullers/Gales Tasting Feb 2012 . Toffee and fruit. Some carbonation. Rounded and pleasant. After the disaster of their first attempt (the 2007), Fullers have managed to produce a decent beer. Though itís not quite the same as the beer produced by Galeís, and I suspect that has a lot to do with the yeast and the brewing equipment.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5635) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle (50 cl). Clear mahogny, bbrief beige head. Dried fruits, raisins and plums, with some wooden notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semid dry, low to medium bittterness, low acidity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky mahogany, minimal head or lacing. Aroma is sherry, some toffee, tart oak. Flavor is quite sweet, a tiny bit of tartness, light plus bitterness, lots of sherry and wood flavors, tons of maltiness, a bit odd. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2014
2008 version from the London Pride store in Ljubljana, Slovenia, shared with heavy and ogivlado. Poured an amber-brown body with a small slightly off whtie head that went away slowly. Sweet malty nose, raisins and alcohol. Sweet taste, raisins, fruity, some cola? Yup, sweet. Didnít think it was nearly as complex as the 2005 Galeís version. 6/4/6/3/14.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Poured flat orangey brown. Almost no carbonation. Vinegar, booze, wood. Mediocre maybe a bad batch.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
I usually enjoy old ales but Iím not sure if I got a bad bottle or what. Completely flat, intense aroma of dried fruit booze, malt and old wood. Not comforting old bookshelf kind of wood but basement shelving. Taste of booze wood, malt, dried fruit and soy sauce. Iím going to have to try this again and hopefully I just got an bad bottle.Serving: Bottle

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2014
275 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and wine. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, wine, and alcohol. Interesting. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
500ml bottle from Alko Arkadia

2011 vintage - Pours dark brown with a bubbly white head. Aroma of sweet syrup, malts, hints of ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet, sugary and malty with notes of alcohol, hints of ripe fruits, raisins, caramel and toffee. Finish is smooth, sweet and malty with notes of syrup. Quite balanced, but a bit too sweet old ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (670) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle 0,50L (2011 version). Dark brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is mix of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, blueberries, cherries, slightly parfumed and some Port. Full bodied, creamy, sweet at the start, aftertaste is somewhere between acidic and bitter. Alcohol is present in taste, but itís not overhelming. Vaery good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7423) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
500 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. BB 26 Oct 12. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head. Strong malt, dark fruits and sherry notes in aroma. Flavour is super heavy maltiness, caramel sweetness, dark fruitiness and mild hoppy bitterness. Alcohol warmth. Rich and heavy.


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