neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2002
A lovely golden colour, with just the right amount of carbonation. To me, this is how beer should look. Smells great too. It didnt taste at all as i expected, as its slight sweetness combines superbly with its depth and strength. You wouldnt drink gallons of it, but its taste is absolutley fantastic. Thedrinker (3) - SLOVENIA - NOV 11, 2011 does not count
A very drinkable beer with quite some alcohol it is one of the best beers i have ever tasted. fredthecat (328) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
medium amber with a thin but lasting head. smell is a bit of alcohol, a lot of grain. i taste a full base grain maltiness, medium caramel taste but dry, nice fruity hops ranging from orange to melon. feels carefully put together and complex. thick and slick body. would definitely get it again Grzesiek79 (4300) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
cereal, bread, grass, leather, licorice, rotten eggs, cough drop, banana, vanilla, smoke, red, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, astringent, long finish, japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2012
A deep amber coloured beer with a thin, beige head. There are caramel, alcohol and honey in the aroma. The taste is sweet and malty with notes of orange and bread. The texture is oily, the finish is long and bitter-sweet. It’s a good one! It will be one of my favourite beers!
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Reddy amber, small tan head. Clear, flat.
Beautiful fruity/caramel malty aroma.
Intense peppery bitterness throughout, which slightly masks some fruity flavours.
Medium palate, enough carbonation.
Very good, a little too far towards the hopiness for my liking but quite well balanced. One of my favourites.
BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 18 Dec 09, drank on a cold semi-sunny Sunday afternoon in Nov 09. Poured into a bateman’s branded UK pint sleeve.
Looked good, a creamy coloured foaming head sat on top of a dark mahogany, clear body.
Toasted malts and rich molasses hit my nose, toffee and treacle but without a sweetness, more a prosperous, well-healed, confident air about it. In short, it smells like a rich persons tipple.
That richness carries on into the flavours, very oak wood rather than plywood, delicious, sumptuous and very moorish. I almost forgot it is 8.5%ABV, no wonder it tasted so full, warming and luxurious.
There are few beers in the world better than a well made English Strong Ale and this is up there with the best, I take my hat off to Fuller’s, this is one well crafted beer and well worth the extra couple of pence I paid for it.
Jetulio (119) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance....... amber/copper beer with head colour white of almost 2 fingers
Aroma...............malt, alcohol, caramel, hops. Fresh and strong smell with a touch of malty aroma
Taste........ fenolic with a sweet malty touch, bitterness appears soon lasting all the time, with a dry finish
Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall............ a very nice strong ale, bitterness is present but in a perfect combination with malt and alcohol. One of my favourites, definitely a great English ale in his section (strongs ales) .
drmet (967) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
-pours a clear copper-red with a medium,quickly dissipating,frothy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,st the nose
-medium-full body,low-medium carbonation
-noticable alcohol,but not boozy
Great Strong Ale.
This is basically a beefed-up 1845 ale