TET (3285) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2014
A dark coppery beer with a medium and blond head. The aroma is rich with dried fruits, quite sweet, plums and raisins, caramell malts and sherry. Taste starts with strong sweetness, dried fruits, raisins, a wooden hoppyness dries the mouth nicely. Surprisingly, a taste is quite short with medium bodied. In the end warming alcohol in the throat. Beer with dried fruits without nuancees from belgian yeast, "brittish dried fruits". stouby (4859) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle at DBF2014. Dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruit). Flavor medium sweet, light bitter. Medium to full body. AshtonMcCobb (7041) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - dark honey colour. Nice fluffy head.
Nose - toffee and gentle biscuits.
Taste - toffee some ginger bread on the finish.
Palate - full bodied with a big sweet and tangy texture and a relatively balanced finish.
Overall - toffee and more toffee. It’s another good beer by Fullers but I’d haveliked an eextra dimension or two. thomat (4209) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle from SB. Dark amber with a thick off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, toffee, malt and hops. Medium to full body with a nice balanced after taste. jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle @ Jackl Towers. Deep chestnut pour with a medium off-white head. Quite attractive. The nose is pretty rich. Roasted grain and earthy leather. Supple toffee and hints of acidic red forest fruits. Light cardboard. The taste had a surprising spicyness to it. More roasted grain, burnt brown sugar. Building sweetness in the somewhat hot finish. Plenty of toffee and bear claw donut. Full body, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice cold weather beer. Already starting to oxidize, which is unfortunate.
mjs (7778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
(Bottle, 0.5 l, from Alko Arkadia, 20140508) The beer poured quite red and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses, caramel and earth. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, toffee, molasses, grass, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. Despite the strong sweetness the end result was well balanced. Still not my style of beer. zacgillbanks (5661) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark amber-brown coloured beer with rich, sweet red fruity flavours a deep malty backbone, slight marmalade notes and a warming zesty, slight spicy finish. olliejobbins (1577) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
500ml bottle. pours clear ruby colour with light beige head. aroma is slightly malty, yeasty with a little toffee or something sweet? taste isn’t bad. expected a little more punch. alcohol is completely hidden making this very easy to drink. Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
Pours a light red with an off white head. Smell is very sweet with a hint of acid. Taste is like treacle, in a good way. EdKing (2668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from the Fullers brewery shop. Old school English ale. Mahogany/ chestnut brown, clear, off white head which dissipates completely. Nose is caramel, nutty, polished antique wood, some prune and dried fruit. Taste is dried fruit, prune, caramel, slight candy sugar, tangy ale fruity, nutty, alcohol. It’s got a robust fruitiness that grows on the palate as it warms up.