Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1621   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 ía rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finishí.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
Cask Conditioned
Red-amber color. Light malt aroma, they should work on it...
Great taste, powerful, unexpected; big caramel and malt character, and strong hopping. Strong and long final as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14348) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, hops, honey and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear, copper-red beer with a beige head. Malt, beef-stock, alcohol, dried fruits and some fruityness and hops on the nose. Beef-stock, malt, alcohol and dried fruits in the flavor. Full, sweet body and a long, quite bitter finish. Surprisingly full, sweet and strong (alcohol) for a 6.3% beer. Could maybe be cellared a bit longer. (070404)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14218) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle.Reddish brown, thick cream head. Good rich malt nose, almost oloroso sherry like, rich flavour with baked raisins and dark fruits with a spiciness that grows towards the finish. Does not drink its strength. Good beer. 848416 4.0./5.0 Re-rate at mass 1845 tasting. Good fruits, fruit peel, some bramley fruit some malt but not as much as before, some woodyness I never got before and a peppery hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
bottle. dark brown wit little white head. malts spicy - roasted caramel and hops. creamy soft mouthfeel. lasting fine bitter finish, little harsh/rough. body is solid! great one from fullers!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle (presant from Mikkel) in train (x2000) going to Stockholm for the Beer & Whiskey Festival, shopping and visiting good beerbars (Akkurat). Clear red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, raisins, barley, berries, red berries, cookies, high sweetness, Caramel, sweet malty. Far too sweet. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13836) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle, 6.3%. Dark brown colour, stable light brown head. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavour is quite malty and slightly peppery in a good balance. The bitterness gets a bit rough, but on the whole a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 Bottled
Dark copper brown. Good foamy brown head. Lots of lace. Fresh aroma of anise, salt, hops and strawberries. Taste has licorice, malts and hops. Well-balanced and good medium-bodied palate with smooth mouthfeel. Dry hoppy aftertaste. (7/4//4/15 3.7)
Bottled (BB 10/2006)
Copper brown, medium tanned head, lace. Dry oaky, hoppy aroma. Liquerish, spicey, licorice flavor with fruity hops. One of the finest examples of English Strong Ale. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Attractive reddish-amber colour with a light tan head. It has a toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, yeasty earthiness and light goldings. The flavour is fairly robust, leaning towards dry malt notes like toast, as well as earthy notes which I find contributed by both the hops and yeast. Itís an earthy, woody brew with some gentle but insistent bitterness. The Fullerís yeast comes to the fore here, more so than in any of their other beers. Good, robust ale...perhaps not as good as when I first had it (as beer 999 back in 1998) but still solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle pour from Pound and Pence. Reminded me of a light barleywine. A sweet, malty aroma gives way to a nicely balanced malt character with strong, darkly fruity notes and a touch of hop bitterness on the tail. Medium in body and nicely carbonated. Not a sessioner - unless youíre pretty hardcore. Tasty and a dynamic beer.

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