BeerLieutenant38 (98) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 17, 2017 mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice and fresh english strong ale that has a taste that last for a while
Deep amber colour with white head. Full caramel and fruit aroma. Flavour is rather sweet, with a strong alcohol presence and subtle bitterness. Full bodied with slightly sticky texture and long finish. Inbreak (6068) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2017
11.06.2017, 0,5l bottle (#13317) @ William K:The_Osprey (7998) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, raisins, minerals, grass, alcohol, toffee, fruit stones, prunes, knekk, bark, hay, sour berries. Taste is slightly sweet mineraly, raisins, hay, minerals, fruit stones, caramel malts, grass, knekk, prunes, alcohol, toast, berry skin, toffee, leafs. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.
December 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. As ’Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2012’, 8.5%. Very dark orange or brown, translucent, foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is quite airy, toffee and bready malts. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is light toffee malts, apple, papery into the finish. Maybe tastes a little older than it is. (3.1) Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Part of a vertical tasting of vintage years 2008 through 2015, drank in January 2017. 2008 (bottle #127432) was rounded out to a solid caramel, with that lovely oxidation that makes vintage beers what they are. 2009 (#105287) suggested some tobacco and a luscious nose. 2010 (#094046) help up better than the 2011 (#108000), with better caramel flavors and some fizz; the later year was just flat and old tasting. 2012 (#125741) was clearly brighter in the nose, though losing some of its body, while the 2013 (#109909) was showing some signs of oxidation. 2014 (#141264) was equally bright with 2015 (#134049), and both were worthy bottles that I could have enjoyed had I just been sitting with the whole bottles. Thanks for my friends for joining me as I shared these bottles. MrBeerFanatic (1059) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a pretty deep red dark caramel with a medium thick head. Aromas of sweet aged caramel malts, light whiskey barrel, wood. Flavors sweet caramel, light whiskey barrel, light wood, faded grassy hops. The flavors have mellowed out over the years (4-5 years aged). Pretty decent.
Beerclubsa (147) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 17, 2017
Gift from Scott. Deep Amber colour with a tan head and good retention. Aromas of dark stone fruit and tobacco, caramel. Palate has a silky full body and medium low carbonation. Flavors of plums, cherries, spiced peaches, tobacco with a bitter long dry finish. Tastes more like a barley wine. Really great but could age a few more years. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from LCBO - bottle #42895. Drunk on January 4th 2016 and reviewed on my personal Facebook page as part of a series of posts reviewing FVAs from 2004 to 2015 over the course of the Xmas and New Year holidays. Now transferring over notes for those that I’ve not yet reviewed on RB. Notes for this one: "Caramel, red currant, lime leaf, sponge toffee, vanilla cream. Seems simpler than the 2011, but still enjoyable." mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2016
Shared at the December THT at deanso’s. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Notes of cognac, dried fruit, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter-sweet finish. jmgreenuk (9457) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle at the December THT. Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a whispy white head. The aroma is toffee caramel sweet malt woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a rich smooth woody hop, light fruity palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. sjogro (4162) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2016
Still here, THT December at deanso’s! Near clear dark brown with off white head. Big sweet barley and toasted malts, vanilla. Caramel and fudge. Some grapes and white raisans. Big sweet and medium bitter. Over medium body and low carbonation.