BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours beautiful golden copper with an off white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nose is very mild but you can detect notes of toffee, brown sugar and a hint of whisky. Flavour is quite similar to the aroma with aded malt, butter, honey and a little woodiness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy and those are excellent words to describe this beer, as well as outstanding, beautiful and delicious. edsspoon (900) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle - amber with a foamy light brown head. Aroma of sherry, chocolate and roast malt. Taste of chocolatey malt, a little toasty, some dark fruits, sherry and fruit cake. A little alcohol works its way in but its not really unwelcomed. Medium body, low carbonation, nice and warming. Really nice beer for winter. Cimbasso (892) - - DEC 5, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 Copper colour with a whitish head. Good aromas of malt and dried fruit. The taste is very rich and complex - toasted malts, dried fruit, figs and marmalade all combine to give a really satisfying flavour. Very good mouth feel. This is a really lovely, subtle well-made beer. Another good one from Fuller’s, and great for Christmas drinking.
Just re-read my old review, and I don’t want to change a word. This beer is still a classic. As Michael Jackson said ’The cognac of beers’. Marstonlad (885) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Pours reddish amber with a very little head. Aroma features most sweetish dark fruitiness with dried fruity notes, especially raisin. Also berries and maltier elements, such as caramel, bread and toffee, are around. Taste is light sweet, initially very fruity, later maltier. The finish is moderately hoppy, dryish and light bitter - very British. The palate is medium to full bodied, mouthfeel slick and smooth. Alcohol is hidden well. Could offer more in terms of hoppy notes, but still a nice, well balanced winter warmer. LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
Beautiful deep amber colour and a nice clinging head. Extremely malty (toffee) and vinuous with a very warming alcohol presence. Excellent for a cold winter evening. Lacking the complexity and woodlike touch of the Vintage Ales, but still a great beer.
popiela (872) - Poznañ, POLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Pours clear, dark amber. Minimal head. Aroma is vinous, a little bit of caramel and alcohol too. Smooth, warming, nice carbonation. Taste is caramel, then herbal biterness. Nice! MarcinG (868) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemno rubinowy kolor. Ciemna herbata. O bialej lekko palonej sredniej pianie. Aromat karmelu i slodow lekko alkoholowy. Caly zapach bardzo nikly.Slodkawy posmak z alkoholowa nuta karmel cukry sliwki. Piwo niezle ale bardzo podobne do innych na rynku. cab (866) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle.50cl. Nice english bitter, with a small hint of diacityl and that gives the beer a good sweetness to the bitter notes of the beer. MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fuller’s always delivers good quality traditional english-style beers. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
Syrup and dried fruit aroma.
Alcoholic flavor with tones of almonds, molasses and syrup.
According to the brewery this is the filtered and pasteurised version of the Vintage Ale.