Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2011
500ml bottle. Served at room temperature. Pours clear red gold and looks great. Head doesn’t last long but that’s ok. Smells awesome. Aroma is of something similar to sherry. Sweet and warm (spices), alcoholic, fruity and malty. Initial taste is smooth, well balanced, alcoholic, warming spices, sweet, fruity. Malty taste comes through with butterscotch or some kind of creamy caramel desert. I would pick this as a desert beer or it could easily compliment a dish which required a bit of smooth fruity sweetness. Good work. Drank this on a cold summer’s windy evening in Wellington. Almost 9pm and the sun is still out. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint. Pours clear copper with a moderate off-white head. The head fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of citrus, caramel, pale malts, pine and earth. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout with pine and resinous hops. Hops are well balanced with toasted English malts and caramel. Peppery alcohol is a constant background presence. The finish is long and peppery with caramel malts and pine. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent strong English ale. It is very well balanced, with beautiful malts and piney hops. An excellent brew. 2011-11-19 JanEric (1233) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2011
Amber, minimal head, flat. Aroma has some alcohol, malts, caramel, clove. Full bodied in taste and palate, reasonable bitter, with grains, malts and almonds. Somewhat dry towards the finish.Very nice but a bit dominaiting alcohol. thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a bronze colour and has aromas of dark fruits orange peel and has flavors of dark fruits orange peel spice malt plenty of flavor nice stuff. abemorsten (3615) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2011
Short lived, off-white head that stays as a film. Hazy orange body. Aroma of sweet boiled vegetables, Alcohol, candy and caramel. Full bodied and syrupy with candy sweet and sprucy, light bitter flavors.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Deep golden-amber pour with a thin head. The aroma is great. Lots of stewed fruit, apple and some pale malt as well. Strong and bracing with a nice warming peppery character. A little bit of orange and a lot of bready character. Slightly sticky mouthfeel and a great balance of malt and hops. Slightly minty with a nice chewy palate. I was in the perfect mood for a beer like this one. DerWeg (1682) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Dark amber white head. Smells of wet hay, wild honey caramel and citrus. Tastes of crisp hops and toasted grains, blooming tastes of pale fruit, honeyed malts and lemony citrus. Centering note of alcohol, compliments the structure really well. Feels dry and yet fat, long long tasty citrus and grassy hop flavors. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500mL lickbow bottle. Pours exactly like the picture which is comforting I guess. Smells of creamy chrystal malt and a faint whiff of British hops. Not booze. Flavour has more depth to it, with pale and chrystal malt backing up some semi-spicy hops. Alcoholic bite in the finish. Despite the strength and thicker body, it still has a creamy feel to it and goes down easily. I like how Fuller’s can produce beers at very high alcoholic percentages which you still want to pound away because of how delicious they are. Gets waaaaay better as it warms. Claims to be ’...reminiscent of sweet orange oil’. I wasn’t aware oranges produced an oil, interesting. Thanks Fuller’s! barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500ml bottle from the LCBO. pours golden with a lasting off white head. big malty nose. big fruity malt flavour. pretty light bodied for its weight but this makes it feel comfortable in a pint glass. great winter warmer. ill be back for more. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
500 mL bottle. (bb 16 jul 12). More bronze than golden. Small off-white head. The aroma is quite malty, leaning toward bread. Orchard fruit flowers. No booze! Complex malt in the flavour, but it isn’t heavy. Cereal. A touch of fruit. Balance of sweetness and bitterness. Enough booze to add body. I’m gonna need a couple more of these.