Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish orange, small silky orange tinted white head. Nice sweet malt and fruit aroma. taste is excellent - sweet, citrus, biscuit, lots of hops in finish. Very smooth silky mouthfeel. Dangerously easy to drink. Wow, an eye opener, maybe my favourite yet from this masters series we have on our shelves this Holiday season.
Johnsense (1558) - - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Pours deep amber. 2 fingers of puffy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, floral, dried fruits. Taste of Caramel/bready malts followed by a blast of floral hops. Dried fruits (Raisin) as well as a slight bit of leather. Medium bodied, lower carbonation, very drinkable.
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 29NO11.
App.: Deep copper-mahogany, clear, nice light tan head.
Aroma: Thick, rich, sweet, fruity, tones of brown sugar and caramel/toffee/treacle, stewed dark dried fruits, a touch boozy, really big and rich, so malty!
Palate: Medium+ body, medium-full effervescence.
Flav.: Like the nose – a huge wallop of sweet, fruity, boozy malts, orange peel, rye bread crust, sticky and thick, brown sugar, caramel/toffee, dark dried fruits with some brighter notes, stinging alcohol; sweet with limited bitterness, lots of alcohol, fruitier-than-expected finish, bread crust, bitter orange peel.
A was expecting a Blond/Golden Ale...this is BIG!
ClubGonzo (5653) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Galeria Kaufhof, Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Pours a deep cognac-hued bronze body with a small white head. Nose is nougat, deep malty tones, wood, vanilla and caramel with hints of crisp noble hops. Taste is strong and deep malty notes, with caramel, burnt toast, nuts and bread all present. In addition, crisp English hops make sure the balance is maintained. Hints of raisins and dried fruits. Dry finish, medium carbonation. All in all another classic from Fullers, whom I respect more and more for every beer I taste.
Sammy (11849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much different than the cask version i had 2 years ago. It had an excellent head and lacing on a light golden body. Caramal pronounced but so is the bitterness in the finish, toasting. Lots of flavour, an imperial British!Above average mouthfeel.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this stuff. Pours a clear orange with a fizzy head. The aroma is sweet, toffee, candied orange, booze, biscuit. The flavour is also sweet, with toffee and candied orange flavours up front, booze, pepper and a light touch of hops in the finish. Syrupy mouth feel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
rejtable (2538) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked this one. Bottle from LCBO. Pours dark orange. Big initial malty breaded aromas, backed up by plums and maybe a hint of orange. Medium carbonation and medium body in mouth.
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Den gör inte mycket väsen av sig i början men när humlen slår på så händer det grejer. Humlen är mer robust än vad jag är van vid (och jag är mer van vid amerikanska humlesorter) och den är härligt kraftig både till kropp och smak. Efterbeskan är något kort men ack så behaglig.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried this beer on November 20, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a translucent dark reddish gold colour with a thin rocky tan cap. The aroma was grains, sweet malt, caramel, and floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bocied with medium carbonation. The flavour was cereal, sugar, and grains. Has a lot in common with a North American Stock Ale. Definitely not my favourite beer from Fuller’s.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours amber/red with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops and subtle hints of fruit. Flavour is malt, subtle hops and fruit. Pretty good.