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


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RATINGS: 1733   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3695) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Copper color. Aroma of malt, ripe fruit and caramel. Taste has sweet malt, cake, ripe fruit, biscuit and some bitters. Quite nice, cakey indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at Samo pivo tasting Belgrade Serbia.01.04.2016.Taste with Ogi,Boban and Vlada ciaooooo.Pour it hazy brown color with small white head.Aroma sweet malty.Taste grainy,sweet caramel,quite macro filtered commercial taste,but ok decent and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1778) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 17, 2016
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 16/04/2016. BBD:02/07/2017 Color ámbar, sabor caramelo, malta, dulce cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2969) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 6-04-2016.
BBD: 02-07-2017.
In short: malty complex ale.
Pours hazy cooper with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Nose is malty, licorice, caramel, bready, toffee. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malty, sweet, little roasty, toffee. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2385) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter and sweet tones. Citrus, caramel, malts, herbs and spices. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (656) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/28/08. My first beer from Fullers was a good one. Flavors of fruit, spices and sweet bread were wonderful with a rich maltiness, that was balanced by a slight bitter bite. It was a rich, flavorful and complex beer, very creamy and smooth. I wish I had another one, certainly worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (50) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
dark reddish brown color, fairly clean. Crown ivory-colored foam formation and good retention medium. complex aroma with notes of dried, candied fruits, raisins, nuts, sherry, chocolate and caramel, as if it were a Barley Wine. Aroma also surprised by the presence of hops, giving it a good dry touch inside the supremacy of malt. The palate also surprise hops with salty nuances and a strong base grain, roasted malt, caramel, dulce de leche with an excellent profile similar to almonds. The end is bitter and sherry. The body is sturdy but not heavy, quite oily, carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (466) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
Look: clear dark red. Aroma: bisquit, toffee, toasted bread, spicy hops. Taste: moderate to strong sweetness balanced with hoppy spicy bitterness. Flavour: toasted bread, toffee with chocolate. some overroasted bisquits. Bitter-sweet aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (559) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2016
The deScription "a rich beer" is certainly accurate. It’s really a "dessert" beer. Christmas cake, fruit cake, nuts, orange marmalade, orange juice, wood, sweet spice, caramel, toffee, hot cross buns, smoke, and on and on. Good for winter, a bit too much for a warm autumn evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2016
10-Mar-2016-0,5L Flasche. Rötlich-mittelbraun, minimale Trübung, beiger Schaum. Aroma: Feige, Sherry, Karamell, Rosine. Antrunk: malzig, Karamell, Feige, gegen Ende ansteigende angenehme Bitterkeit.

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