sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2009
50cl dark brown bottle, as shown (No.19,216). Beautiful hazy dark amber colour – big, creamy off-white head with plenty of lacing. Intense aroma of orange, toffee and whiskey. Low carbonation, generally creamy, but slightly grainy mouth feel. The effect of 500 days of storage in old whiskey casks is immediately noticeable, creating a superbly balanced taste of fruit, whiskey and roasted malt. Bitter and dry hoppy finish, long-lasting medium bitter aftertaste in which the different notes are still „at play“ long after the last sip is gone. This is beer with a capital „B“. Sure, it’s expensive – but I honestly think that strong ale doesn’t get any better than this. Fuller’s have done it again! sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, plum, raisin, slight oak and vanilla. Flavour is caramel, plum, raisin, alcohol, light oak and whiskey. ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
500mL bottle. Amber colour with thick white head. Good beer, but I prefer the vintage ales. Big whisky on the nose, some hops. Body is malty, quite sweet and fruity, creamy, more whisky notes, oaky and a bit sour. EHSRanders (2086) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
Rating no. 1100. Bottle. Hazy amber colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma with notes of fruit and oak. Sweet fruity flavor with smokey notes. Warm alcohol finish. Creamy palate. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2009
(Bottle, one year old) Pours copper amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is oaky up front with notes of wood, light vanilla, light whisky and light smoke. Sweet berries and black currant tea alongside toasted and caramelly malt makes the nose rather sweet. Light oxidized hops with notes of cheese and oranges. Some strange, bretty hints of dust and sweaty horse blanket (maybe from the oak?). A touch of marmalade is also notable. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with clear notes from the oak - whisky, vanilla and wood. The caramel malt backbone blends well with the whisky. Dusty, earthy and spicy hops. The mouthfeel is round and near medium carbonated. The beer finishes with clear notes of vanilla-like whisky and warming alcohol. Medium bodied. I really like Fuller’s but this is a quite mediocre beer.
SaintMatty (7526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2009
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour with a lively head. Very intriguing aroma with hops, berries, orange and a slightly smoky and musty hint. The taste is rich and fruity with dried fruit, hops, marzipan, Christmas cake and some smoky notes. The whisky elements are noticeable, yet nicely balanced. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle No. 04604 from Alko shop. Mild nose. Pale beige head. Slightly sweet malty taste. Bright coppery colour.Some hints of whiskey in the taste. At the end hoppiness. When getting warm whisky in the nose. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
(on bottle) I like english ales and I like whiskey/whisky too. So opening this quite expensive beer, I was curious indeed. Dark chestnut, quite a big head for a beer having spend 500 days in a cask. The carbonation brings a quite bourbon-ish aroma to me........and not much else. I wait for the temprature to rise; the sweetness of cornwhiskey are followed by some woodyness.........and not much else.Getting warmer, close to too warm I get a mouthfeel like whiskey delutted in too much water and tobacco. Now the bottle are empty and I suspect myself forbeing a beersnob, buying beer at this price..............and not much else. mikkopen (1193) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
500 ml bottle. Clear reddish orange colour, frothy off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma, with vanilla and whisky. The flavour is caramel-malty, fruity, with some smokiness, whiskey notes and alcohol warmth. Quite nice, but certainly not the best oak aged beer that I’ve tasted. stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle, 50cl. Bottle No 19709. Pours an orange beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is sweet, plum, raisin, vanilla and wood. The flavor is nice rounded with fruit and sweetness. The palate is smooth and has a good feel. Overall a good beer.