frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle # 47012 Pours a clear rich amber colour with a thick tan head. Aromas of malt, brown sugar, caramel apple and some alcohol. Good tasting brew with notes of caramel, malt, brown sugar, and some alcohol. Has a good bitter hop finish. This was a good beer and I can’t wait to see how it ages. mribm (463) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2007
NOTE: THIS IS THE SAME RATING THAT I GAVE TO THE 2006 VINTAGE SINCE THEY TASTED IDENTICAL TO ME.beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
AROMA: Smelled of butterscotch, with a hint of malt.
APPEARANCE: The bottle said to pour carefully (since it was bottle aged and contained sediment) therefore the beer poured with no head and was a cloudy light copper color.
FLAVOR: This was my favorite part. It was butterscotch, biscuit like malt and alcohol in a very tasty combination. I normally like the alcohol hidden, however in this beer it added another dimension to it.
PALATE: This was a chewy beer, with ample carbonation due to the slow pour and a delicious finish of sweet butterscotch and alcohol.
OVERALL: I loved this beer! This was the second Vintage Ale from Fullers that I’ve had, however it will not be the last. An absolute masterpiece in beer brewing history!
Just found a bottle in the back of my cooler. Deep, intens amber with thin white head. Cane sugar, caramel, spice and malt. Sweetness is very dominent, but still with a bit hops. jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Murky red/brown, very thin, very quickly dissipating, off white head. Aroma of fruit, toffee, brandy, caramel malt. Sweet taste, light sour and light bitter finish. JayBaxter (406) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2004
Wonderful mahogany colour with a very thin head.Incredibly rich treacle toffee flavour,sweet & smokey palate.Extreamly good beer,I really enjoyed it!! Im going to lay one down to sample in a few years time.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
bronze copper color with a light tan head. yeasty caramel aroma with a subtle fruitiness. medium sticky body, actually a little less thick than I expected. chocolate caramel flavor with yeast and oranges. i listed what i tasted under the sourness that implied a badly stored beer, 2004 and i bought it from a place that doesn’t really know about alcohol, what do you expect. i think, disregarding that though, this would have been a good strong ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottle no 45655. Light tan head on top of a deep copper colored beer. The malty aroma leads to a fullbodied - almost sirupy -, malty palate with alcohol and hops. The finish is long and bitter with hints of licorice. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Huge Brownish white head. Amber color. Smells of cherries with a hint of whisky. Nose goes malty sweet to bitter in mid palate and burns at the end of the palate with a slight bitter and dry finish. Nice complicated palate very signature. The bitterness is hard to place. Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a thin beige head. Nose: raisons, caramel, vanilla and alcohol. Taste: alcohol, vanilla, hazelnuts, toffee and did I mention ?, alcohol. Might be a nice beer in a few years but it’s too young and raw right now.