Brewed by Fuller’s
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 ’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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luneylane (36) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - AUG 8, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s near NCCU in Muzha, drunk at home. Aroma: delicious, caramel. Appearance: beautiful dark mahogany, minimal head. Palate: full-bodied and thick, soft carbonation with a long finish. Taste: heavy, quite sweet, this is Christmas cake territory, very complex. As the Beer Hunter himself said ’perilously easy to drink’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baluchitherium (8) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
A very full beer and extremely drinkable given the alcohol content. There is certainly a sense of drinking a christmas pudding here but it is all beautifully balanced. Fuller’s make some great beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle @ home, split two ways. Bronze clear pour with a generous head. Notes of toffee, toasted malts, nutty, some light syrup and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (467) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Excellent English beer. Puts other "real ales" to shame. Big chunky caramel and toffee malts, sweet and subtlety bitter. Some spice, dried fruit, banana. Superb. Best traditional brewery in the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1162) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 21, 2016
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of toffee, brown sugar, dried plum and milk chocolate... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of toffee, bisquit, dried plum, nutmeg and some spicy herbs... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Kopparfärgad, klar. Maltig doft med hö och gräs. Smaken är maltig, knäckig och välbalanserad, Jag älskar strong ale och denna är utmärkt. Provning De Klomp 14/5 -06

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Loafy aroma, full-bodied. Burned surgar. Sweet licorice. And hops. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (906) - GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
Klares kupferfarben mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, süßlich, Röstaromen, Karamell, Nüsse, leicht fruchtig, süffig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (466) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Clear, dark brown colour and some tan lacing. Rich malty aroma, hops, spice. Rich in flavour, malty, a little bit bitter. Mouthfeel is soft, medium carbonation. Nice and rich ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (1080) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
Copenhagen 28/6 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. "1845" in nice curving letter on the label. Very gushing upon opening making a mess on my kitchen table. Pours reddish amber with huge off-white head. Settles as thin layer of foam with lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma of dark fermented fruit, alcohol, roasted malts, nuts and a little tartness. Light carbonation and oily palate. Taste is sweet and rich forllowed by sour notes. Aftertaste is tart and lightly acidic. Leaves a nutty taste in my mouth. A very fine specimen - which reminds me of an brown ale.

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