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


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RATINGS: 1710   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
Flaske. Farven er rødbrun og skumkronen er lysebrun og holder i meget lang tid. Aromaen er karamel og rosiner og smagen er æbler, rosiner og ristet malt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frouros (2) - GREECE - DEC 16, 2015 does not count
Look: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Three finger light brown head which seems to last forever, light brown caramel color body. Smell: Toffee, raisen, honeycomb, baked apple, pear, butterscotch pudding. Taste: Light fruits (apple, pear), raisen, waxy honey, and big roasted peanuts at the end. Feel: Medium high carbonation, briefly sweet upfront, medium dryness and slightly bitter at the end. Overall: Extremely good, but I wish the flavor was a bit stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (329) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Amber with thick beige head, lovely malty and creamy aroma. Complex flavors -- spices, a bit bitter, yet still creamy. Thickly carbonated, palate is a bit harsh. This is tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (506) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Pours ruby/amber. Large dense tan head. Lots of sweetness and malt in the aroma. Rich nutty flavor which extends well into the finish. Medium body. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
An okay ale that does not succeed in hiding an apparent flavor of alcohol. Besides this there are some really nice toffee flavors from the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5095) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Tea nose. Clear rust, firm and lasting medium tan head, nice lacing. Tea and copper, with toffee accents. Clay finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. Nice British character without being cloying and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1100) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bready malt aroma, with dark fruity flavours, and a spicy booze finish. Still good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (579) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2015
from 500ml bottle this is a rich tasty beer full of caramel malty flavours with spicy hoppy fruitiness all coming through well very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UjoKlobasa (239) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown hazy liquid. Lower carbonation. I have felt caramel and some cinnamon in aroma. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (992) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 6, 2015
Clear beautiful bright dark Amber with some golden hues. Aroma is fruity tea like hops with some medium crystal malts. Flavor is same earthy hops with a nice subtle toasted touch. Medium palate ,, very enjoyable.

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