Brewed by Fullerís
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 ía rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finishí.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2211) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2013
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a pretty slightly hazy copper with a medium cream-colored head with good retention; leaves some groovy lace. Aroma is caramelly with some earthy hops underneath. Taste is toasty and caramel sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is a little thin, mouthfeel creamy. Not bad, but probably the least impressive Fullerís beer Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle. Amber, small to average mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty sweetish aroma, light caramel and faint roastiness with faint notes of dark fruit, light herbal hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty, lightly sweetish - sweetish with light - some caramel, faint fruitiness/dark fruits and light herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel, faint roastiness with faint fruitiness/dark fruits, light - some herbal hoppyness, faint alcohol. Nice strong ale. Bit too much caramel for me - not overly too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (179) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
Aromas a chocolate y caramelo Baje aspecto caoba con carbónatacion correcta En boca caramelo y chocolate con un final amargo suave ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nurmis (224) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Copper colored, small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts with dark fruits with some hoppiness and spices. Notes of alcohol also present. Brown sugar also there. Medium to heavy sweetness, light to medium bitterness. Very balanced, I also like the carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (371) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber brown colour with a two finger beige head, good lacing. Malty aroma, dark fruits, I get the fruitcake aroma they claim too, also hops. Flavour is malty, fruity, and a hoppy bite to it, basically what you expect from the aroma. Dry and hoppy finish.
Not a usual style choice of mine but I can see why this gets good ratings. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rarbring (2142) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Overall: Sweet, apple, bread, hay, grass.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2016-05-14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2167) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016 Botella 50 cl tomada en el momento en el Lupulo. 12..04..2016. (r1729). Gracias Adri.... Color bronce rojizo caramelo turbio con espuma beige. Sabores espesos maltosos, caramelos y frutos pasos. Cuerpo medio algo pastosos y denso con ligero amargo final. Bastante buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (780) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 6, 2016
500ml botle from Jumbo Costanera Center. Pours a mysterious dark copper color with a big tan head that shows good retention and laces perfectly well. Aroma is strongly nutty, malty with subtle hop presence. Strong notes of chestnuts, walnuts, earth, a touch of flambťed fruits, caramel, raisins and dark sugar. Fine and fairly elegant. Taste is quite bitter with golding hops battling the strong malty character. Dark full-grain toasted bread flavors with loads of nuts, raisins, caramel and hints of earthy and herbal touches. Body is medium but the carbonation is unfortunately too high to make this one outstandingly good. Low alcohol presence. A beautiful and well crafted English Strong Ale, flavorful and elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (380) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Nut brown with small head. Aroma is malt, nuts, raisins and caramell. Taste is the same. A complex beer with a fine lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
myxy (15) - HajdķnŠnŠs, - APR 26, 2016
Aroma: caramel, but it was something in, that I didnít like it. Appearence: reddis brown color, nice rocky head Tast: medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate: medium body, bitter aftertest. Overall: That day tried 4 beer. This was the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2016
Pours copper red with medium head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, honey, blackberry, sweet fruits, grapes, sweet cake. Taste is quite same, toffee, honey, some caramel, grapes, some bitterness, raisin. After reveals some coffee and oak. Very good beer!

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