Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
500 ml bottle # 043867. Clear medium copper, fine lasting tan foam. Spiced caramel malt aroma. Taste is bolder toasted caramel malt, some toffee and vanilla, fruity hints, slightly floral and herbal, more than a bit boozy, smooth. Softer carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. A more intense vintage. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys) davetheeagle (2) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle no, 7945 purchased from the brewery. Poured well with good carbonation. Clear amber colour and white head. Hints of baked bread and peeled orange. Two years ago it was very fizzy so looking forward to my next bottle in 2016. rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. #077348. Courtesy of olio. The Grand Vintage Tasting. Metalchopz (3675) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Cloudy amber colour with a small frothy off-white head.
Sugary sweetness, alcohol, berry hops, mild bitterness and some malt in the aroma.
The flavour is... a bit raw? Is it possible? Hops, mild bitterness, dark fruits, sweetness and some alcohol in the flavour.
Purchased at the LCBO, back in the day when it came out. Best before end 2013, bottle No. 078279. Pours a slightly hazy honey-amber colour with a frothy beige head, good retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of fruitcake with raisins, oranges and nuts. Mild toffee with a little alcohol. Mildly dry mouthfeel. The flavours are better blended with dates, caramel malts, hints of minty grass and pepper. Kind of a lingering feel of eating a unripened banana. Pretty nice overall and seems a little milder than older versions. Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
Very dark amber colour with a big off white head. Bready and nutty malty aroma with lemon and melon. Full, warming body. Really nice bready and sweet flavour along with lemon, orange, brown sugar, mandarin. Delicious.
cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home .. copper ... thin white lacing .. soft sweet fruits ... light soft sweet malts ... soft toffee malts ... soft sweet fruits ... soft toffee malts .. juicy fruits ... soft toffee fruits... blackcurrant fruits ... sweeet fruits .. zezt .. simple fruits .. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is caramel and berries, taste is thin, toffee, cardboard, bitter. allmyvinyl (11181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of marmalade, candied peel, Christmas. taste is light sweet, quite fizzy, dark brown sugar. Sticky finish. jerohen (2379) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Bottled from biernavigatie.nl, bottle number 51851, tasted in 2014 (i.e. 4 years old). Hazy orange/amber colored, small off-white head. Nose of caramel malt and English hop varieties, some spices, orange, and a hint of Christmas pudding. Hopbitter flavor, surprising considered both the style and age, caramel malts, typical Fuller’s Vintage Ale flavor, probably the yeast strain, alcohol presence, some fruity esters, Christmas pudding again. Lasting bittersweet finish. Not the best of the Vintage series, but still i really enjoyed finishing the bottle. Great stuff, which perhaps i should have aged for a few years more. hohops (1157) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Amber colour, clear, no head, fruity orangey malty aroma. Taste of fruitcake, a bit sticky, hops, caramel malt. Nice, but cloys a bit more than the 2012.