Oakes (19434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2003
Golden-brown; aroma of brown sugar, bourbon, pecans. Notes of lemon, toffee, brown sugar, pears and alcohol. Stiffer than other years, to my tastebuds. JFGrind (2074) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottle # 14765. Drank as a vertical tasting with ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 and ’03 Vintage Ales. The youngest Fullers out of the sampling. Golden color, with more of a caramel flavor and aroma than the previous years. An interesting vertical tasting, thanks again to Eyedrinkale for supplying the Fullers. Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - FEB 5, 2005
bolttle #31435.another gem from mark. there are many in texas who have sung your praises and i myself bowed in your general direction at some point in the evening as a sign of my appreciation. light brown with a light head. aroma is peppery cold cut smelling and the alcohol is prevalent. taste is raw sugar cane tasting with a noticeable hay and earth hop taste. this tastes like a new tent smells before your brother smokes a bowl in it. nice beer but raw. i dshould have laid this down for a year or so, but i did not have the will to do so. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
Amber color with a white head. The taste is sharp with a light malty flavour. The alcohol makes this beer feel sharp and kind of dry on the palate. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2004
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Vertical tasting -97, -00, 02 and -03 with official representatives from the brewery. 3rd one ever held by Fuller’s
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
Feels a bit young and undelveloped. Rich in appely tastes - both the green variety and red winter apples. Not bad, but to much alcohol taste to it still. Will most likely develop.
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 A heavy and strong ale bursting with malt and fruit,alcohol feels a bit harsh this young,but I am sure this will only get better and smoother with time.A keeper for sure.