neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint. Pours clear copper with a small off-white head that quickly fades, leaving trace lace. On the nose, there are notes of candied fruit, sherry, toasted malts and English hops. The flavour is lightly sweet up front with nutty malts, toffee, spice and fruit. A moderate bitterness enters through the middle, with notes of floral and leafy hops. These are accompanied by notes of sherry and candied fruit. The finish is long and dry with a nice hoppy bitterness. On the palate, it is medium in body with a thick, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice English strong ale. The malts are a particular strength, nutty, complex and elegant. A well-balanced, well-constructed brew. 2011-11-21 herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
Rich amber. Malty aroma of caramel, cinnamon and clove. Hints of hop grassyness. Light mouthfeel. Nutty flavour, little caramel sweetness followed by a lingering and very bitter metallic finish. Wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Doesn’t finish well with me at all. cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
500ml bottle Spab (4002) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
Best Before: October 10, 2012
I tried this beer on November 18, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent golden red colour with a generous off-white head that stuck around. The aroma was wet grains, floral hops, toffee, and spice. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet malt, hints of spice, and a citrusy hop finish. Very good beer.
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear dark amber with average-sized light tan head. Aroma is a somewhat mild toasty nuttiness. Flavour is decidedly more pronounced with toasty caramel malt, nuttiness and a little fruit. Average body; relatively gentle carbonation. Solid but Fullers has lots of better beers. ration (2261) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Pours copper with a nice head. Aroma caramel, nuts. Taste sweet caramel and some malts. Spicy aftertaste. Not the best of Fuller’s products, but Not Bad.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
500 mL bottle. (bb 10 oct 12). Dark reddish-copper with a small off-white head. The aroma is mild and very malty. The flavour is nutty-toasty malt. Nothing too exciting, but very solid. CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2011
Dark amber, small off-white head (might have been a bit too cold). When it finally starts to warm up there’s a pleasant malty aroma of molasses and a little fruit. Very sweet up front but it gradually gives way to a mild bitterness. Charming. robinvboyer (4736) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
500 ml bottle from the lcbo.
Dark mahogany pour, big off white head. Dark sherry, bready malts, and quite a bit of spice. Perfect mouthfeel and carb. Good spicy bite, the finish is dry, and crisp, medium bitterness. yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
500ml bottle, 5.3% a/v
Pours mahogony brown with tan head. Aroma is slightly spicy and hoppy. The taste is dark and chocoltey almost, with some dark fruit flavours and the obvious christmas spices. The aftertaste is nice as well, spicy and clean! kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2011
nose is mediumbitter dry hops, heavy cooked vegetables, some sour dough, rye, feel is medium, carb is mediumweak, taste is decent sour notes, mild sweet fruit, some rosehip, late apple acids.