Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 ía rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finishí.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 beautiful ruby red body with a small white head.sutble aromas of carmel,malts,and brandy.very well balanced flavors overall as well.including carmel,malts,and some hops twards the end.very good sippiní beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
Lingering green hoppiness happily married to the earth they own...Apricots and tiny berries grow sparsely on their sweet land in order to diversify the subtle perfumes roaming about...Full yet quenching, subtle and complex, a union of great passion, peace and compromise...Thanks Stephen!!...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
A very rich and smooth beer. I really enjoyed this. All of the flavors are enjoyable and unoffensive. A very well round, drinkable beer. Fullers has yet to let me down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle. Red/brown with hardly any head. Full, rich, heavy fruity body balanced by some hops at the finish. A bit too gassy and heavy for me. I will lay some bottles down to see if they improve with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
Gorgeous dark amber with a tall light beige frothy head. Light malty aroma. The hops do come though in the finish. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2004
Another cracker from Fullers, pours a lovely brick red with a long lasting off white head. Aroma is malty with a toasty cocoa taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Spicy aroma with hints of cinnamon and apples and caramel. Deep clear red color with a dense firm tan head. Intense flavors of toasted bread, burnt fruit, caramel with a tart finish and lingering bitterness. Very unique and bold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
Beerbistro Winterfest and Vintage Tasting. Amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Dark fruit, toffee, piny, and lychee aroma. Dark fruit, molasses, pine, grapefruit, and raisin flavours. Medium to full bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Aroma is caramel, yeast, hops, oak. Body is a light ruby. Taste is good, sweet fruit, tea, alcohol, pretty complex with changing tastes to it. Palate is pretty smooth, and a nice finish to a day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
A finely balanced ale. Pour at first indicates a weak brew, reddish and light, with some cobwebby, even olive oil notes. Chocolate, vanilla, fruit and malt notes come out later. First stings with the retribution of alcohol and high carbonation, but leaves a full mouthfeel with a somewhat oily residue. Sticky sweet but balanced with plenty of hops. A bit metallic and slightly too sweet. Still, a marvelously tasty beer.

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