mcberko (16598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours amber with a beige head. Caramel malts and honey dominate the nose. Flavour of dark fruits, caramel, honey and alcohol. Excellent one.
chrisv10 (16564) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little bitter, toffee, little sweet and a little rip fruit.
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a handsome clear amber color with a small creamy white head and lacings. A fresh bottle for sure. Very hoppy nose and though ive had the earlier vintages young as well, this is quite different. Nose is hops, fruit and buiscuit. Smooth and full palate. Alcohol well hidden. Taste is buiscuit, grain, caramel, toffee and grassy and perfumy hops. A very fine, though still young , Fullers Vintage!
FatPhil (15562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
On pouring, a lovely raisiny aroma, but in the glass it’s less sweet and less raisiny. Still pleasantly so, but there’s a wateriness to it, a touch of minerals even. Thinnish when cold, but on a little warming fills out nicely. Sweetish malts, woody, a little nutty. Lacking the bitterness of hops that other vintages have had. Definitely much better as it warms. Probably not worth cracking opening the next bottle for 3-5 years, this feels like it needs to autolyse and age abit.
MiP (15453) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at KØ10. Hazy red colour. The flavour is sweet. Good alcohol burn. Nice maltiness. Tastes good now, in 2010.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Amber malts, spicy, herbal, licorice, sweetness, nutty, candy, chocolate, dried fruits, light hoppy.
Benzai (15094) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Vertical 04-09-10-11-12-13. Clear rusty dark orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, tea, some alcohol, some sweetness, raisins and a bit soapy. Medium body and carbonation.
bhensonb (14888) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle No. 118663. Pours a clear, brilliant copper with a good foamy light beige head. Aromas of nicely roasted caramel and floral hop. Near full bodied with really foamy carbonation. Flavor is spicey, floral hoppy over a nice roast malt. Suggests a tobacco note in a way. Also quite fruity. The spicey hot bits hit the tongue. This is a smooth and drinkable ale. Love it.
gunnfryd (14656) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices, caramel. Flavour is sweet, hop, alcohol, yeast, caramel, fruit, spices.. Nice beer.
Ratman197 (14368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a crisp warming lingering sweet toffee finish.