Andy99 (15) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2002
The strongest English beer I've had. Pretty heavy going but bloody good!!... Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Original Rating: My least favourite Fuller’s beer. Far too strong, and really sweet. (1.2/5)
Rerating: Years on, I have now developed a taste for bigger beers. Prickly on the tongue, some fruit and plenty of malt. It’s doesn’t seem great, but it’s not as bad as I once thought.
Rerating: Tried it again, it’s not great and it has a certain boiled taste, but it’s nice and fruity and easy to drink. Tasty. fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2004
2012-11-08, draught at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Clean amber color, creamy head. Some caramel aroma and flavor; very moderate sweetness; ordinary bitterness, a bit of nutty touch. Not as rich as the bottle I remembered.
2011-08-22, bottle, 7-5-7-3-13=35
Beautiful, bright dark amber color, with generous creamy head. The aroma is malty but also simple, with nuts and tones of vegetables. Good body strength, with moderate sweetness; malt and caramel flavor, decent, unfortunately followed by some vegetables and alcohol; it ends with correct bitterness and a hint of nuts, also with alcohol warmth.
2003-10-22, bottle, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Amber color; poor head. Nice malt aroma, strong; wood, cellar. Warming, malty, loads of caramel; very good structure. Powerful. Of course not as much complex as the Vintage Ale, but I liked it…
Dark ale with a fizzy fruity aroma and a strong vineous flavour. Harsh abit on the palate due to hints of fizz, but overall reasonable. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
(on bottle)Diden´t like the harsh and sweet taste at first, but it soon turned into a perfect winterwarmer. Very sweet sent of fermentet strawberries and a depp, golden brown color. soft, allmost tasteless at first, but then the finish hits you and the drink changes totally. Ver full malty mouth after a long wait of 20 seconds and a real kick of alcohol, makes the tones of wood and cognag really come to the surface. Meditationbeer indeed.
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
Amber of color with an offwhite head. Sweet plums and hops in the aroma. A sweet flavor with plums. some bitterness in the finish. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Chestnut colour with a small head. Aroma of burnt sugar, citrus and dried fruit. Sweet, rich flavour of fruit and malt. Full bodied mouthfeel. A good strong ale, worth savouring. Borup (14957) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Reddish colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, malt, hops, bread and fruit. tlind2 (1755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 500 ml bottle @ Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki. Amber color, off-white head. Floral aroma with plenty of sweetness. The flavor is sweet malts with licorice, wood and a touch of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad, but I prefer their 1845 ale, which is similar in many aspects.
Rerate 31.12.2008: Noticed some grapefruit and more pine, very American flavors to find in an English ale. Pretty good though. mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Copper colour, thin head. Bready, malty aroma with some caramel. Sweet, full, syrupy mouthfeel. More caramel in the flavour along with a lingering bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. Nice.