Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2010
Pours amber, off white head. Nice nose of whiskey, oak, raisin. Golden syrupy flavour initially. Full bodied flavour of raisin and caramel, nice smooth progression of flavour. A great, balanced whiskey beer, with both complimenting each other.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
The aroma is a bit sour in a nice way. The colour is amber and it has a huge head. Flavor is very sour, which is very interesting. There is no trace of the oak!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
20th December 2008. Hand labelled advance bottle courtesy of Rich at Utobeer. Cloudy brown beer. Lively and tangy with just a light touch of whisky and wood. Crisp dry finish. Warming afterglow from the whisky. Just a tad different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 500ml bottle marked No. 890 best by 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear orange with nice lacing. Nose of rum, bread and tart apples. Taste of alcohol, quite hot, bready and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a murky amber with slight off-white head. Aroma is malty, I also get some faint honey, light fruit. Flavor of nice malt, caramel, some fruit. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking tasty beer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, darker golden in color, and has an off white head. The smell is malts, fruits, caramel, and good. The taste is sweet, fruits, caramel, and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
bottle #00890 thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a cream head. thick wood and bready malt aromas. nice thickness and a definite flavor of wood, peaty vanilla and bread. nice finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Creamy wg´hite good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Heavy malty light hoppy aroma. Oak and vanilla present. Very caramellic moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Whiskey barrel slightly present. Nice. Creamy palate. OK beer but too expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
#1300 courtesy of bu11zeye. Light copper. Sweet bread aroma with some acidic citrus and wood. Tastes of apples that turn aged very quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear amber pour with oaky spiced aroma, a fruity buttery caramel and smoke flavor

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