The clear liquid is chestnut brown, some small bubbles dance around in the glass. The two-finger-high warm white foam is compact, and it sinks down to a thin lid on the beer.
The aroma is elegantly fruity sweet with crunch, apricot, prunes and a little pickled orange peel. No alcohol. It is a familiar Fuller's-scent, somewhere between Golden Pride and Jack Frost if my memory serves me right.
The taste is a little lighter than I expected. Caramel malt, a some rye cookies. A passing rough bitterness. Dried flowers, orange juice and fruit candy. Light body, which is enhanced by a fairly sharp carbonation. The aftertaste is warming and balanced with old-fashioned fruit caramel, caramel cakes, meat broth, a little lime juice and a vague bitterness. In the short finish I find dried fruit and hints of lactose / cream powder.
The carbonation is as sharp as it is short-lived. Small bubbles. The liquid is light and rough.
Not enough body for this sweetness. Did not age well.