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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 131   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2009
500 ml bottle (#03665). Clear amber with an offwhite head. Mild aroma of caramel, dark bread, oak, prunes. Light bitterness with some sweetness. Light to medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13362) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle (No. 02406) at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - white head. Nice malty, caramel, sweetness, dark bread, light sharpness, soapy, wood, oak, light whiskey, nice bitterness, light flowery. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Cloudy folden with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with floral hops and caramel notes. Finished mild bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton, Hampshire, courtesy of my dad, cheers dad. Pours amber, stunning clarity and with a nice busy bubbly white head, it looks nigh on perfect. Fresh nose, loads of bready yeasty notes, some wet wood and some dark fruits and sweetness start to show. Flavour is fruity but far from the cloying sweet dark sticky fruits that I was anticipating there is also some oakiness, bitterness and a little drying at the end, in fact this is a really drinkable beer for 7.7% There are some whisky attributes kicking about but they are so subtle that I really like this because they dont cloud what is a really decent beer they just add a little more intrigue and depth, really likeable beer. Looks like I am the first UK rater of this beer. A 8 A5 F8 P4 OV15 4.0

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle. Poured a nice yellow/orange color. Aroma is a bit smokey and fruity with some malt. Taste is bitter with lots of tropical fruits,smokey notes and some alcoholburn in the finish. Some sublte whisky notes in the bakground. Pleasant surprise!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
50cl bottle: Bottle nr. 0630. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Nose and taste is sweet with notes of hops, whisky, oak and fruits, both orange & dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced and very enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (7992) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2008
I missed this one at EBFin Copenhagen, so I was glad when it turned up at a drinking session in Oslo, thanks to Knut Albert. Clear, naked surface. Deep golden brown body. Satisfying aroma of dried fruits. Sweet vinous taste, supported by an oak and whisky-like touch and ending with bitter marmalade. Robust palate and enjoying [15.12.2008].

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5591) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
[Bottled] Deep amber with a tan head. Fruity aroma with oak-notes. Some tidbits aswell. Vanilla, , cconut, oak, fruits (orangepeel) and candy in the flavour. Dry, medium bitterness. Balanced too be a whiskycask-beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
Bottled. Pours out in a clear amber colour with arich lasting white foam. Oak, red berries, lemon, nuts, fudge, and orange-peels in deep and complex aroma. Full-bodied with notes of oak, oranges, whiskey, coconut, almonds and fudge and roasted nuts. Peppery and oaky finish of whiskey, roasted almonds and wood. Classy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle no 17330, Limited No 1 Edition of this oak-aged ale. Clear copper with an initially big, lively yellowish head. Complex vanilla, palm sugar, whisky and orange nose. Vanilla blending with orangey whisky flavours. Add to that solid, harmonious hoppiness. A sophisticated innovation from Fullers- more of this, please!


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