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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7034) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2011
500 ml bottle. BB end of 2011. Bottle N° 04827. Finland.
Murky reddish brown colour with big creamy off-white head. Mild sourness, caramel sweetness, woody whiskey and mild bitterness in aroma. Flavour is complex. Sweet caramel, whiskey, vanilla sweetness, mild malt and sugar in flavour. Mild bitterness in aftertaste. Alcohol also quite present but in good way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle from Superbest. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, whiskey, hops and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Mellow sweet woody bitter aroma. A touch buttery. Gently hoppy bite. Lovely smooth palate, woody but sweet too. Classic aged fullers taste. Woody and malty, and so darn mellow. Not saying whisky so much, but there is a gentle warming vapour in the mouth. Great beer.
Rating from the soured cask at EBF2008 has been scrapped completely as it was not as the brewer intended.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Alko, Arkadia) - 2012-07, BB2011
Massively raisiny and cognacy. A bit thinner then when young, but it poured with a huge head, so clearly there’s been a lot of 2nd/3tiary fermentation. Some tobacco, dry, and walnut-papery. Perhaps not quite as good as fresh, but still very very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
bottle... medium golden brown, bright toppe head, good retention... this is balanced but subtle, easy to drink, I like it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle at Caspars Vilntage Vertical. Dark hazy red colour, very fine light head. Musky leather nose with a hint of bitter butter. Smooth sweet vinegar taste and fluid mouthfeel. Not grand but ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle at Caspar’s Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear, amber-red with a small, white head. Fruits, hard alcohol, mild caramel aroma. Quite sweet, lots of wood and whiskey, caramel, tangy fruit. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, light dough, sugar, wood, caramel. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
nice sweet malty whisky aroma,golden, hazy, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice whisky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
Brown coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, nice notes of vanilla, faint wood, sherry, caramel, faint chocolate. Flavor is mainly sweet, faint notes of whisky, some dry wood. Nice. Dry, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tulle (363) - DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
amber, orange, cloudy, minimal head, caramel, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (854) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
brown, red, hazy, tan foam, caramel, roasty, licorice, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,


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