Fullerís Vintage Ale 1999

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle 550ml #02056 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours deep amber/ brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of oxidized, malt, raisin, prunes and berries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie.Bottle no 02056. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of campher, malt, oxidized malt, sweet red berries, mint and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitter mint and caramel. Medium body , average carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7548) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle (#11146) at a tutored tasting GBBF 2011. Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Alcohol and caramel malty nose. Caramel and a bit fruity flavour, with some vanilla and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle@ home 10/12/11 Slightly murky with yeast esters, vanilla and plenty of carbonation again and really thick bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Thanks Bill!! ..very excited to try this! .. Pours tan .. light foam .. good simple lacing .. . vanilla, wood, biscuit, oak, and caramel .. . light and classy .. . aged quite well! .. . . Why do people in ship mutinies always ask for "better treatment"? Iíd ask for a pinball machine, because with all that rocking back and forth youíd probably be able to get a lot of free games..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djd07 (13655) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Thanks to Bill for bringing this to the November tasting. Pours a Cloudy brown with a thin white head leaving spotty lacing. Strong alcohol aroma and vanilla oak. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth vanilla flavor and rich malt. Hides the alcohol very well and also aged very well. A very impressive English strong ale from Fullers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle I received in a trade several years ago. Been wanting to open this for awhile. Opened for a tasting at the Sugar Land Flying Saucer. Pours amber with no head. Nose is of caramel and raisins. Taste is of caramel, raisins and dates. A bit oxidized. Mouthfeel is medium-thin, thinner than I expected and has some alcohol noticeable. It may not have held up as well as I would have liked. Still pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20519) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear, brown-ruby-red with a moderate, off-white head. Pretty lovely nose, aged malts, caramel, faint leather. Medium sweet flavor, nice toffee, light booze, pleasant oxidation, caramel, dried fruits. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Fairly warming finish, more caramel and toffee, toasted brown sugar, light licorice, candy, leaves, dark dried fruits. Excellent stuff. Has aged beautifully. The best of the vintages had at this tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1912) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
love me some aged beer. Bottle shared at Max and Jessís place. Dark amber pour. Oxidized/ burnt caramel with raisins, figs and plums. Bitter finish and a bit woody. This has held up very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
A hazy amber/red colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of alcohol with some malts. Old fruits but absolutely not out of date. There are raisins with caramel. The taste of old fruits, less oxidation. Some bitter with sweet. The aftertaste taste is bitter with some alcohol.

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