Fuller’s Vintage Ale 1999

 
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
The Champion theme was used once again for this classic Vintage Ale with Champion Fuggles and Champion Optic malt. Slightly redder in appearance, this ale is full of body with a sherry-like flavour.

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3.9
ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
A big thanks to Fin for pulling this bottle out of his cellar to share! Pours a muddy orange/brown with a tan head. The smell is deep fruit, some oxidation, caramel. The taste is brown sugar, crisp and dry fruit also showing some hints of oxidation. Medium/full with fine carbonation. Wow!

3.5
SpringsLicker (3641) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle 58057 Dark brown with a smll fleeting tn head. Complex aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and dried fruits. The flavor is very sweet, cloying. Boozy. Ok but too sweet for my tastes.

3.9
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle number 12597 . drank from a Chimay goblet @ room temp. I started a thread asking if this was past its prime recently , as the oneline Fullers shop had bottles going , this stuff is becoming obscure to locate . The view from my thread was differing on its condition ! I cracked this bitch open today as its FA cup final day .A classy sherry malt nose , cake , booze , jamish cherry . paint , wood ,. A sophisticated accent .. poured out glowing burnt peach with a small’ish beige head . this feels more robust and potent than 8/5 %.. which is a inevitable at this age . It is pretty soulfull on the palate . Loads of rich malt , earthy muddy hops , bitter nutty roast , cherry covered caramel dimensions that become burnt . On reflection this is in the middle of my expectations ...I expected it would be more haggard ,but hopped for something awesome and complex..it is somewhere in-between both.

4.1
danlo (3067) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
550ml bottle, No. 35200. Coppery amber-brown colour, beige foam head leaving a little lacing and a nutty, malty aroma with toffee, raisins & earthy notes. Taste is malt, caramel, sweetish toffee, raisins, dried fruits, tea leaves, earthy, herby, and boozy spicy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, spicy earthy nutty boozy lingering bitter at the finish. Very drinkable, this one has aged extremely well.

3.9
jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from allmyvinyl, also shared with Ash and nihtila. Beautifully cloudy gunk murk. Big plum jam rich cream sherry liqueur aroma. Nice sweet dark fruits flavour juxtaposed with a pleasant, aged in a cave, musk. ( should be had with a nice quality strong cheese or two and crackers) Yes it’s knocking on and would likely have been better a few years back but great all the same. Loved it.

4
nihtila (3640) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Botlle by allmyvinyl. #35026. Pours hazy dark ruby. Aroma is cherries, berries, sugary sweetness, dark fruits, Taste is cherry, berries, something I cannot describe. There are some liquor and tawny port -like notes. Sugary sweetness, dried and ripe fruits, Don’t have really experience in aged beers but this works for me.

3.9
allmyvinyl (10618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle 35026 shared with Ashton McCobb, nihtila and jeevan. Pours hazy amber gold, thin off-white head. Aromas of sherry, toffee, almonds. Taste is sweet, oxidised sherry. Orange liqueur, plums. Sweet finish. Nice.

3.7
AshtonMcCobb (6609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle 35026 thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber red. Decent head. Nose - definitely a sherry note. Big orange liqueur. Taste - confirmed. Orange liqueur. Greengage jam. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - it’s good but it’s past it.

3.9
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle. Bottle #11265. (Fuller’s) London, the UK. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a small light tan head. Dark sugary sweetness, dark malt, dark fruits and some washing liquid notes in the aroma. The flavour is surprizingly tasty. For such an old ale this is remarkably well aged. Sweet dark fruits, sugary sweetness, malt and ripe fruits in the aroma. Well done Fuller’s. Rich, smooth and well aged.

4
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle @ the Grand Vintage Tasting, Tampere. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a copper brown colour with a small thick head. Aroma is rather interesting; toasted malts, biscuit and dark fruitiness. Flavour is rather rich with toasted malts, wood, dark chocolate, blackberries, some raisins and vanilla. Full bodied with a nice velvety mouthfeel and soft carbonation. It’s 15 years old and it’s in an excellent shape. The older it is, the better it is. If you have a vintage ale older than this, it’s better than this. Remember that.


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