Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Mainly available bottled (bottle conditioned). Occasionally in cask.
Ingredients: Pale Malt (mix of Pipkin, Maris Otter and Halcyon), crystal and amber malt from Simpsons. Goldings hops.
First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery.
Winner of CAMRA Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain (1998-1999). Described by Roger Protz as ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2010) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home from Saintsbury’s. Aroma is nice dried fruits, raisin, nutty malts, with some mineral and co2. Dark amber copper colour with a lasting dense cream coloured cap. Flavour is composed of rich fruit cake, unrefined sugars and hint of roast in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable for the abv. Palate is full and rich with moderate carbonation. Woody bitterness lingers. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (493) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2014
0.5L bottle. Clear, dark amber with nice beige top. Raisin and fried bread aroma. Old wood, light caramel, bitter citrus seed, white bread, overcooked sugar. Good bitter finish. Mild toffee and bitter mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (291) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
500ml bottle, Dark amber brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and hops. Strong coffee taste with some nuts, roasted malt, and chocolate, as well as a nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swamp_Thing (27) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Rich and complex blend of fruits, toffee, chocolate and hops on the nose, with sweet creamy alcohol notes on the tongue. A great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_inconnu (20) - SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2014
Couleur intéressante, sans être fabuleuse. Belle mousse pour une Anglaise. Une première bouche caramélisée qui tire sur un goût presque fumé qui colle au palais. Pas mal, mais trop bien notée à mon goût

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear, amber body with a moderate sized, dense tan head. Mild aroma of malt, caramel and a bit nutty. Flavor is malty, some caramel, toast, hint of dry fruit, nutshell and moderate bitterness. Medium body and average aftertaste. Totally OK, but I have never let myself completely captivated by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1136) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear amber red medium pale brown head. Aroma is malty, tobacco, some citrus. Flavour is malty, treacle, a little dry. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (417) - NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
Tåkete rødbrun farge med beige skum. Lukter mørk stenfrukt og kirsebær. Medium fylde og noe søtlig og krydder i smak. Bitter/tørr i ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morri (167) - NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small creamy tan head. Clear reddish brown body. Aroma is fruity, malt dominated, caramel and cloves. Mostly sweet on the tongue, aftertaste of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Pours a murky chestnut with an off white head. Aroma of coffee and soapy hops. Taste is initial hop bite with lasting coffee bitterness.

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