Christian (13865) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Deep ruby /chestnut with a lasting off-white head. Aroma combines marmalade Fullers house character, a rich and malty Fullers Vintage character, and fruity, herbal and earthy hops. Rich and sweet malty and fruity flavour with herbal hops and a touch of black pepper. Obviously a beer for Fullers fans before IIPA fans. Perhaps just a little too sweet as I get further down the glass. kajser27 (2065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 11, 2017
Clear, copper-deep amber colored, medium beige creamy head, moderate lasting. Aroma is of caramel, bit biscuit, orange hard candy, some fruity jammy notes, citrusy and pinemoderate hops. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, orange hardcandy, orange and fruity jam, citrus and pine medium+ hops, medium+ bitterness, dryish finish, some alcoholic notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily to sticky. Interesting malty part but hoppiness can't stand up to some top tier IIPAs... at least not in the US styled ones. Rasmus40 (22050) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle from Voldby. Clear dark red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy caramel, dark fruit and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 101217 anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy finish. Erasmus_ro (3199) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Bottle, 25/11/17. Pours a dark auburn brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is ripe fruit, red ripe fruit, strong caramel. Taste is orange, caramel, jaffa cake, red ripe fruit. Alright sipper, but not the beer you expect with this pomp and price.
TBone (18373) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Bottled 500ml (Alko web) CloakedDagger (2864) - - NOV 20, 2017
Dark brown colour, creamy firm beige head. Toffee, nuts, hops and malts in the nose. Medium to full-bodied. Malty, toffeish, riped fruityness with some resiny bitterness from English hops. Sweetish, not much alcoholic. The first impression is that this is not very good for cellaring. Lots of typical Fullers character, similar to some Vintages. Nice malty brew. Not really Imperial IPA but English barley wine or Strong Ale.
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, beige head. Nose is intensely sweet malts, burned caramel and nuts - almost syrupy - with a perfumy touch. Rich, fat body, toffee fatness, loads of caramel with a solid late bitterness. And bitterness is pretty much all you get from the hops, unless the odd perfumy note is a result of them. This is more like a British-style Barley Wine with extra bitterness - a luxurious beer indeed, but if you approach this as a US example of the style, then you're bound to be disappointed, or at least very confused. 201117 metalspice (1103) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2017
mørk brun med fint skum. Karamell, grapefrukt og noe tørket frukt i smak og duft. Kraftig DIPA med et stort maltpreg. Heftig bitterhet. jookos (7070) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle, alko. Rich amber clear. Caramelly, malty, slight woody, herby nose. Full bodied, heavy, smooth though, well bittered. A heavy thick ipa, reminds me more of an english strong ale than whats expected as an iipa. ansalon (4151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017
Pours dark amber with a fairly large frothy off white head. Aromas of fudge, marinated fruit, caramel, butterscotch, rye bread. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Long time since I had a British-style Imperial IPA. Well, not really a popular style not even in England. But this is nice even though to modern craft beer palates this feels more like an English-style Barley Wine.