tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
18/10/2011 50cl bottle @ Klaas’ place (2011-561) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Hazy copper red to scarlet beer, very creamy yellowish head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: piny, bit soapy, fruits, pineapple, sherry, sweet malts, some wood tones. MF: quite some carbon, full body, bit cloying. Taste: vinous, sherry, port, cherries, liquor, bit sugary, bitter, caramel, roasted nuts, orange peel, alcohol. Aftertaste: confit of orange peel, bitter touches.
Cracking open one of my 2010s on a cool October evening. Very pretty copper red poured up in my Duvel glass. Head is quite nice, not too much. Aroma is deep, of dried fruit. Doesn’t really jump out at me though. First sip takes ages to travel down my throat, warming on the way with plummy aftertastes, if you hold your head at the right angle. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. You can tell the alcohol is in there, but at 8.5% it doesn’t dominate. Second sip is just fine. I think I’ll sip a bit more! maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Bottle number 071945. Pours a vibrant copper-orange with a small white head that stays around for the duration. Leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is full of dark and dried fruits - currants, cranberry, plum and apricot. Has a lingering note of aniseed. Rather sweet and complex on the nose. Taste is rather sweet but finishes with a lingering bitterness. A little bit of booze comes through. Loads of dried apricot and honey in the taste. Good but a little bit simple. Would be great to see how this one ages prawlie (1633) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
500 mL bottle bought at GBBF, poured into a pint glass at home. Orange/amber beer with good head. Hoppy, malty aroma, rich and fruity, and a little boozy. Surprisingly smooth but also has a sharp, bitter side to it, pretty good. A little bit sweet and syrupy. Very good, one of the best English beers I’ve had. Just wish I’d kept it stored for a few extra years but I was too tempted. ogivlado (7935) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottled 500ml. - from the London Pride store in Ljubljana, shared with Marko and heavy.
chrisv10 (17920) - DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle No. 010138. Clear amber coloured, small to medium sized beige head, sugary alcoholic nose. Sweet malty, alcoholic fruity and light spicy with notes of dark fruits and caramel. Pretty strong bitter and light alcoholic finish. Overrated.
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little toffee, light nutty, medium sweet and notes of alcohol. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, biscuit, and butterscotch. Flavor of biscuit, orange, caramel, and toffee. tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pours a beautiful copper with a beige, very creamy head. The palate is equally as creamy. It leaves your mouth with a silky feeling afterwards. Those two things may overrate this beer. However, the aroma is quite nice, but very trappist-like. You’re hit immediately with a bready yeast aroma, with some sweet sugary notes very distinctly coming from the malt. You also get this nice, complex note of damp forest floor, which adds to the depth of the nose. The initial attack on the flavor is oaky and almost port-like, but it gives way quickly and comes in with some sugary malt sweetness, and ends with that nice mellow yeast notes. Almost buttery at times. Extremely smooth, and the alcohol is almost non-existent. This is really hitting the spot. Nice effort by Fuller’s. Big success on the 2010. hayduke (5598) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Pours clear copper color with an off-white head. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops Medium body. Smooth clean mounthfeel. Flavor is malty and complex with chocolate and ripe fruit. Finish shows some vanilla and is nicely bitter. Very nice beer in all aspects. heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2011
20/08 A 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Marko (thanks!) poured copper body with medium sized head in the glass. Caramel, sugar, toffee aroma touched with alcohol. Flavor was raw bitter grainy, alcoholic and sugary. Medium bodied, sticky, with crude alcoholic and grainy finish. Shows some character but at this moment it is not a good beer and extremely overrated here! Might age well though.