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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Bottle conditioned.
This strong full-bodied malty ale has been aged in 30-year-old Single Malt casks for a period of 500 days, infusing the ale with flavours and characteristics of the whisky that has absorbed into the wood. Flavours include a balance of hoppy bitterness and tangy marmalade, rounded off with subtle smoky vanilla notes and a hint of whisky.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7808) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
Very good off-white head, bit fluffy and reasonably stable, over amber-orange beer with slight mossy shine. Soft almonds nose, alcohol and lots of fusels - immediately striking as very complex. Later parsley aroma and vinous, as fruit on wine. Gives some unexpected reminiscenses of the better Californian oak-aged beers. BItter, slightly toasted caramel, vying with heavy alcohol & fusel notes; whisky now very obvious. Every sip starts winey, before getting more woody-bitterish. Very burning MF, lots of alcoholwarming. Quite slick, but not much more than medium bodied impression. A bit harsh - probably better after more bottle-aging, but already a truly great beer. Hurray for Jezza Patrick!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Tried at the brewery with huge thanks to Paul. Bugger all of this left around so i was glad to try this! Touch of whisky on the nose but comes through in the flavour better, goes amazingly well with the fullers orangeyness....not to much whisky just enough! great beer and i’m surprised at some of the other ratings! Apparently it does get better as it ages though

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].[ Bottle # 54 ].
[ Courtesy of chriso ]. Clear light to medium orange amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light to moderate hoppy, orange, soap, whisky, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and sticky. [20081230]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle # 07581. It is dark amber/bronze with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, oak, vanilla and caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, caramel, oak, whisky, alcohol and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Bottle # 11555. Pours a clear warm amber golden with a handsome off-white head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Medium body, sweetish caramel and fruit with a distinct oaky touch. Some alcohol in the finish. Decent alright if not exactly thrilling. 280209

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13159) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle, kindly provided by KnutAlbert. (Brewers Reserve Oak Aged) It pours an almost clear, body, dark golden in color and topped by a nice off-white head. Slightly milky-sour aroma with a little alcohol, some oak and whisky. Full-bodied and warming with a little sourish touch. Alcohol, malty sweetness and some oaky flavors. Didn’t ring my bell at all, actually it wasn’t far from bad. 500 days on oak seems to be too much, at least for this one. Wouldn’t shy away from another sample though. (081215)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pilsnerrogge (2462) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle # 01980:
Pours clear dark amber with a fluffy head. Sweet and malty aroma with some notes of cherries and Canadian whisky. Not much whisky when it come to flavour, instead there’s cherries, wood and alcohol. I’m disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2009
Botella. Courtesy of Plovmand. Clear dark amber colour. Aroma of dark fruits and malt bit sweet. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a pleasant toasted maltiness with dark fruits, caramel and some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6313) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle. Deep amber body with a medium white head. Fruity aroma with malty notes and nicely balanced with the hops. Fruity flavour with a good malt base and a little smoke/peat. Long fruity and hoppy finish. Creamy body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Coppery colored with little yellow head. Sour aroma with fruits also. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with same sourness, fruits also here with mild alcohol in aftertaste.


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