Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
Had just below room temperature which really helped the aromas come out. Amber colour with 1" of off-white head. Malty and spicy aroma, with hints of cinnamon and cloves. Slightly yeasty and bready aromas as well as a subtle earthiness. I get some sweetness, like molasses and brown sugar with some dried fruits as well. Flavour is slightly less complex but the dried fruit and spices are obvious as is a faint roastiness leading into a pleasantly bitter, lingering finish. Nice carbonation and good creamy mouthfeel. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (673) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
All malt aroma which was very inviting. Red toward brown with a smallish head. Roasted malt notes with noticeable alcohol, I though this was a bit lacking in flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
Spicy malt aroma with golden red brown cler colour. Bitter sour short flavour wth fizzy flavour. This one is not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Very sweet smelling ale, fruity. Dark ruby color. The flavor is initially sweet with some bitterness in the backend. More hop flavor and bitterness would help this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark brown to reddish body, with a good looking off-white head on top. Lots of fruits and malts in the nose, the aroma is kind of ídarkí. The flavor is very nice, big malts with a touch of alcohol, and then a good shot of hops to balance the taste. I would call this beer Fullers Vintage 1999 Light, cause basically the vintage is just a souped up 1845, but its nice...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 MMMMMMMM!!! Aroma was malty and fruity...wonderful. Initial flavor was nicely balanced between the maltiness and the hops. Aftertaste was even better :-) This brewery can do no wrong!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottle conditioned. heady aroma of pear drops, cinnamon and wet earth; superb frothy head and burnt orange body; sweet fruity creamness gives way to rasping malts. A standard for English strong ale to be judged by.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottle conditioned. Rich decadent aroma. Prunes and dates soaked in rum and port, biscuits, toasted almonds and nail polish. Sweet body with some alcohol but not much bitterness. Slightly rough carbonation. Complex strong ale with perhaps a bit too much going on. (8 4 7 3 17) Re-rate. BCA. Fairly even balance of flavours. Some marmalade. (6 4 6 3 13) (Average of two ratings)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Has a cherrywood aroma and a dark crimson appearance. Just an explosion of flavors within this ale while not being too aggressive. Ginger, cherry, and a bit of chocolate. I'd say this is better than their London Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2004
Pours a creamy off-white head on a hazy amber colored body. Aroma is heavy and sweet with malt, hops, fruit and oranges - very nice and tempting. Flavor is malty and spicy with pepper and toffee notes. A thick and flavorfull mouthful. Very nice!

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