Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1725   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
This beer was so good. Really good. Deep orange in color. A nice aroma of malt and it was sort of fruity. Slightly cloudy. A well made beer. Very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Slightly cloudy deep orange red. Aroma of malt and a licorice kind of fruity aroma. Flavor profile does a sort of "hops first" attack on the tongue, and then follows with a sweet, lingering maltiness that lasts nicely. This stuff is well made and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Hazy red color with a head of small whiteish bubbles that dissapeared to leave a small sheen of bubbles floating atop my beer. Dried fruit aroma mainly, thats all I could get from it. Spicy flavor at the beginning that turns to bitter, then to hops. Leaves a crisp finish and a slight bitter taste in my mouth. I like it. As a side note, when I opened the bottle it started to foam like crazy. I dont know if shook it while examining the bottle or what, but it was bizzare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Thick rich head and a deep reddish brown color. The hops and malt are well balanced. Simply a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Huge head of fine bubbles. Creamy on top and light tan in color. Roasty aroma of fresh, crusty bread, a hint of coffee and a slight hops nose that becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Color is a nice deep reddish orange. Wow. This stuff is incredibly easy to drink. Goes down smooth and makes you beg for more. Flavor is roasty with a good helping of malt, a touch of fruit and a bit of alcohol. Finish is creamy and smooth with a slight hops bitterness and a nice alcohol warming. A very well balanced brew that is way to easy to drink for the 6+ % alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1136) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Excellent beer. Foamy, oatmeal colored head leaves thick lacing. Red brown, clear. Nose of apricot, candy sugar, maybe cinnamon. Coats the mouth with light flavors of malt, fruit, milk chocolate, and spice. Finishes with a dry, somewhat woody, hop bite. Very drinkable yet sturdy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Rubyish color and a long lasting head. Aroma suggested wood to me. Taste is quite nice: a mix of fruit typical of an English beer, but with a hit of the wood taste one might expect from some Scotches. Malt and hops make their appearances. A wonderful offering from Fullers, and my 200th tasting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Pours a cloudy caramel brown with a thick beige head. Huge malty nose. Mildly hopped with a big malty flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Dark brown with a red tint, lots of dusty floaties due to the bottle-conditioning. Decent light tan head, quickly reduces to a thin mat of bubbles. Aroma is of damp hay, fruit, and alcohol. The flavor is very complex and difficult to pin down. I'd call it a spicy cake with rum splashed on top. Has a pretty dry start, too. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2004
A rich dark caramel colored beer that shows ruby highlights. The flavor is a complex bready mix of malt, fruit and hops. Dry and smooth. Satifying.

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