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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle number 00890 thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of oak, licorice, dry caraway, apple, plum and toffee. Taste is plum, cherry, oak and dark fruits. Sweet overall, with mild carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davidbussell (1) - USA - OCT 23, 2009 does not count
Well worth the wait of 500 days. I was expecting a more of a spirit taste, but the slightly smokey taste was very pleasent indeed. I beleave this could be one of the best beers to put up for a couple of years to compare with later brews (if they happen in the future). After reading some of the reviews I wounder whether some of the tasters have realised it is a bottled conditioned beer. I will repeat myself it was well worth the wait.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of sweets, wood and raisins. A flavor of malt, nuts and wood.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (1964) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep golden with an off-white head. Weird aroma. Medicinal? Tart. Flavour is sort of malty and tart with cereals. Don’t really know what to make of it. Meh. 26-09-09.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma: Very malty, lightly sour, sweet, oak, vanilla, toffee, berries, spices, raisins. Flavor: Malty, sweet, oaky, lightly sour, vinous, caramel, toffee, vanilla, raisins, english bitter orange marmelade, spices, light hopiness, light alcohol. Oaky and a bit bitter finish. Much better then that Innis & Gunn stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2009
bottle no:08352. Thick beige foam on top of the clear dark amber liquid. Too much carbonation at first. Maybe I poured it bad. if you leave it stand a while and warm up a little too it is not the same beer anymore: very strong warmth in your body and gets to the head in no time. more points for the pretty cardboard box. Rich flavored, a bit sour in the middle and in the end more. sweet too. Oak. an artificial vanilla flavor in the end does not please me at all. the final aftertaste after a minute or two is not very good. Peach marmelade I would say. Heavy malts are nice. Wonder which whisky barrel it was in. Feels like bourbon sweet liquor. It gets better all the time...

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2009
50cl dark brown bottle, as shown (No.19,216). Beautiful hazy dark amber colour – big, creamy off-white head with plenty of lacing. Intense aroma of orange, toffee and whiskey. Low carbonation, generally creamy, but slightly grainy mouth feel. The effect of 500 days of storage in old whiskey casks is immediately noticeable, creating a superbly balanced taste of fruit, whiskey and roasted malt. Bitter and dry hoppy finish, long-lasting medium bitter aftertaste in which the different notes are still „at play“ long after the last sip is gone. This is beer with a capital „B“. Sure, it’s expensive – but I honestly think that strong ale doesn’t get any better than this. Fuller’s have done it again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, plum, raisin, slight oak and vanilla. Flavour is caramel, plum, raisin, alcohol, light oak and whiskey.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
500mL bottle. Amber colour with thick white head. Good beer, but I prefer the vintage ales. Big whisky on the nose, some hops. Body is malty, quite sweet and fruity, creamy, more whisky notes, oaky and a bit sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1771) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
Rating no. 1100. Bottle. Hazy amber colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma with notes of fruit and oak. Sweet fruity flavor with smokey notes. Warm alcohol finish. Creamy palate.


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