Fullerís Vintage Ale 1999

 
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 396   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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imdownthepub (14471) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, aged obviously. Tawny to brown with light head. After battling to and from work in deep snow on foot, I was ready for this beauty, and it didnít let me down. rich, port like flavours from the start, rounded and fruity with raisins and sultanas, there were no rough edges at all. Great stuff, looking forward to the other vintages now.

4.5
djd07 (14369) - 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.

4.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Rich, malty, & liqueur-ish. The fuggles lend good balance. Some fruitiness, caramel sweetness, and some vanilla(?). Iíve gotta get me another bottle and stash it away for aging.

3.7
HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull toffee caramellic flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.

4.3
Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009 Muddy red/brown with an off white relatively small head. Highly complex fruity aroma. Raisins and other dried fruit, plums, port and brandy, apples and a little hay. The fruit continues in the flavour. Initially sweet with some burned notes, followed by a growing dryness. Long bitter aftertaste. Best mouthfeel ever; feels like silk on the tongue.

3.8
bierkoning (13300) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber color. Still pours a surprisingly steady head. Sherry, sewer and lemon in the aroma. Medium bodied, still. Alcoholic. Sherry and raisin. Powdery mouthfeel. Still some remaining hopbitterness. Almost whisky-like. Has kept very well, better as the 2002. Still lively and in shape.

4.3
BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Many thanks to my summer SecretSanta for this gem. Pours a hazy mahagony with a small, slight tan head, edgy with some patches on top and lined to spotty lacing. Aroma is huge floral hops, caramel and maple malt (cookie, biscuit), yeast (dough) and fragrant flowers and fruit (earthy raisins, apricot). Medium candied caramel malt sweetness at the onset, medium to moderate acidity and bitterness in the middle with some alcohol burn and tinging floral hops, fruit at the end. Full bodied and warm, fizzy and slightly dry palate.

4.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2005 (Bottle No: 67684) Pours a beautiful deep mahogany color with a medium-sized white head. Very smooth, almost like a fine barley wine, with cream, carmel and malt flavors. Very good!

4.3
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Bottle #52144. Thanks to T.A.R. for snagging one of these for me. Pours a very murky amber color with a thick and foamy light beige head, and thin lacing. Aroma of malt, molasses, and some alcohol. Nice strong flavor of malt, alcohol, ripe fruit and I think butterscotch. Flavor is well-balanced and subdued, like a less harsh Barley Wine. The bottle advised "best before the end of 2002", so this was in it's prime. Great warmer.

4.4
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 Bottle no 07465, thx to BierkŲnig ! - hazy brown colour, fine head, malty and chocolatey nose with light notes of plum, very smooth, full-bodied with a robust bitterness, the finish is very long, dry with a biscuity maltiness, showing more notes of chocolate - robust, deeply balanced and incredibly pleasant


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