harrisoni (19556) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2005
50cl bottle from Pitfield Beer shop. gorgeous russet colour. Lasting tight beige head. Lovely aroma of rich malts with berry fruit, toffee adn some choc and also vigorous hop. Full in mouth and then sensuous warming malt, more choc and toffee and then assertive hops to balance. Another wonderful strong Fullers beer. Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2005
Dark brown. Full mature aroma. Small head. Had this beer with a meal of meatballs made from reindeer mince and spiced with juniper berries, and that was a perfect match. The juniper flavor is evident in the beer also, together with a marked bitterness and a littlel bit of sugar, just enough to enhance everything else. Fuller’s never seem to disappoint me! bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2004
The colour is deep copper red –wine red. The foam is beige, finger thick and quite firm. Erzengel (9779) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
The smell is malty, sweet and rich with hints of dried apricot and nuts.
The carbonation is soft, yet refreshing. Small bubbles.
The taste is dominated by a full-bodied malty flavour combined with a solid bitterness. There are notes of dried fruits, nuts and a sourish touch. A grand taste of bitter hops with a metallic touch dominates the long lasting aftertaste.
A very complex beer with lots of unruly tastes that works fine together.
The beer starts thick, rich and fruity. Plums, dried cherries, oranges. These aroma get more intense to the mainpart where there is a dry malty body and moderate bitterness coming in. The aftertaste has lots of dried fruit, malty bitterness and hints of grain. Very rich and intense, hints of dark roasted malt, very dry. lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2001
A great intense fruity and dry Winter Ale!! Taste much more intense than only 5.3%!
A beautiful amber ale with a sweet, malty nose and flavor with a mild hop finish. A very enjoyable brew.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Wonderfull even though my bottle was a year old. Great hop character balanced perfectly by a sweet brown malt. Hard to find but 100% worth the hunt.