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


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RATINGS: 1543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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’.

aplus01's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Dark amber color in the glass with small amount of head. Smells of caramel malt and toffee and minimal hop aroma. Taste is of toffee/caramel with herbal hop flavor that is more prominent in the mouth than on the nose. Medium bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (633) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Pours a murky chestnut with an off white head. Aroma of coffee and soapy hops. Taste is initial hop bite with lasting coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (483) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2014
0.5L bottle. Clear, dark amber with nice beige top. Raisin and fried bread aroma. Old wood, light caramel, bitter citrus seed, white bread, overcooked sugar. Good bitter finish. Mild toffee and bitter mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (267) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
500ml bottle, Dark amber brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and hops. Strong coffee taste with some nuts, roasted malt, and chocolate, as well as a nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swamp_Thing (27) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Rich and complex blend of fruits, toffee, chocolate and hops on the nose, with sweet creamy alcohol notes on the tongue. A great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (407) - NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
Tåkete rødbrun farge med beige skum. Lukter mørk stenfrukt og kirsebær. Medium fylde og noe søtlig og krydder i smak. Bitter/tørr i ettersmak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pricey290483 (78) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
not my thing at all i knew it wasn’t going to be but i thought i would give it a try maybe in the future i will give this style a go again but at the moment its not for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (457) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
DAA; Pours dark amber with a lasting, leaving lacings, creamy light tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt, sweet dried fruity, caramel and light nutty. Taste is sweet, light bitter and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukedarock (103) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
Wow what a brew good from the top down, hard to find sometimes but definitely a treat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (758) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2014
Rødbrun litt tåkete med høyt beige skum. Karamell, malt og mild mørk stenfrukt. Søt karamell og brunt sukker, noe humlebitter. Lite kullsyre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kadakas (11) - ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2014
very well-balanced strong ale, exactly what you should expect from that kind of a beer - it has a strong taste. Little bit too fizzy at the beginning, but after 5 minutes, excellent ale!

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