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


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RATINGS: 1695   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 ’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 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Pours Amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, raisins and grain. Taste is dried fruit and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark amber with a nice off-whiteout gray head with some good soapy lace and a nice lingering film. The aroma is is full of caramel malt with a nice light sweetness that comes off a little fruity. Malt and caramel are really on the forefront here. Pretty basic though. The flavor is pretty bitter up front. There is a lot of toasted malt and a little bit of a metallic tendency. The fruits are subdued and the bitterness and the malt comes through pretty solidly. The mouth feel is light and there is a nice carbonation. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and bitter. Not too shabby at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (628) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is caramel malt, bitter, decent. Appearance is rust brown, light brown head. Taste is caramel, toasted malt, bitter, burnt toast. Mouthfeel is decent, medium carbonation, medium body. Overall, it reminds me a lot of an ESB, which is not horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvgeniyKurilov (74) - - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle 0,5 home. Quite big creamy head and dark amber color. Nice malts aroma, a little honey and caramel. Flavors are malts (a bit burnt), caramel, yeasty. Good complex and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenmanalishi (506) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Malty, bready flavours. Some liquorice lacing. Some vinous, raisin dark fruit flavours too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MohaBeer (115) - Lima, PERU - SEP 21, 2015
Ambar-rojizo con transparencia, espuma baja poca retención. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado alto, licoroso moderado, melanoidinas, lúpulo terroso bajo, ésteres a ciruela negra. En boca malta maltoso caramelo tostado moderado, licoroso moderado, lúpulo terroso moderado, amargor moderado, excelente balance. Final licoroso-amargo con una ligera astringencia. Buena carbonatación, con cuerpo, grandiosa cerveza

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewerale (145) - - SEP 20, 2015
Âmbar escura com média formação de espuma de boa duração. Notas maltadas, caramelo, madeira, discreto "melaço" e lúpulo cítrico. Corpo médio com final longo, adocicado e de pouco amargor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle from bjcp course. Pours copper with lasting off white creamy head. Good clarity, limited bubbles with nice lacing. Caramel, toast, butterscotch, raisin, dark fruit, cherry, bread Slight spice notes. Grainy barley aftertaste. Full body with light carbonation. Slick on tongue. Some warming on finish. Great example of style. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juanso14 (1) - ARGENTINA - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
Rica, se sienten notas de caramelo, bajo aroma a lupulpo, buen color y agradable en boca

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (945) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. BB Jul 2016. Pours a very dark yet clear coppery amber, with a nicely retaining and lacing creamy head. The nose is toasty, nutty, with a touch of caramel. Tastes nutty dry, herbal bitter - much more bitter than Golden Pride -, and toasty, with a hint of autumn fruits. Good strong body, modest thin carbonation. Really nice soothing warmth in the throat. I’d say it’s more characterful and unique than Golden Pride (which felt like a weakish barley wine). A good one.

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