probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 29NO11. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
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!
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 (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
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
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 (2680) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
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
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
500ml bottle whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
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.
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. Spab (3844) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark golden orange with modest-sized white head. Aroma is caramel, lots of fruit (mostly pear/apple, but some citrus and a little dark fruit) and a little graininess. Flavour has pear, some citrus, pepper and caramel. Alcohol comes through a little in the finish but still easy-drinking. Nice. jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours brownish copper in colour, with small whitish coloured head. Aroma is malty, taste is slightly bitter malt, fairly evident alcohol notes. Meh.