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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.
By the time it was released in 2008, this Brewer’s Reserve had spent 500 days in 30-year-old single malt casks. Brewed to 7.7% ABV, it is a strong ale with hop bitterness and tangy marmalade notes.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Cask. This may be an unfair rating because I tried this in a cask, which was drawn straight from the whiskey barrel, meaning there was a higher alcohol percentage before they diluted the brew. The pour was medium to dark golden with aromas of vanilla, oak, sourness, and malt. Flavors were similar with a bit of sourness and sweet oak coming through the sweet, but smooth malt character Nice brew with hints of caramel and biscuits throughout. The whiskey was also a nice addition.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
Man kan hitta mycket spännande grejer i en liten spritbutik i Helsingør. Mycket smak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (2545) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Bottle from Web: Living Beer. Drank 2013-11-16: After 4 years, this is now a cloudy orange-brown beer with sweet orange blossom and vanilla flavours, oak and red fruity notes with a soapy and whisky finish. Drank fresh: A dark amber beer with a sharp fruity, slightly spicy wine-like flavour. It has hints of vanilla in the warming powerful finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
My rating # 1000! Sample from 50 cl. bottle, 2009 "Vintage", bottle # 06679. Deep amber colour with a golden tint, thin off-white head. Fruity aroma with rich caramel malts, toffee, lots of fruits, oak, vanilla and a touch of whisky. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, creamy texture. Finishes sweet and fruity with rich fruits and malts. Very good. Has aged very well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6520) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100227.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel malts, toffee and some wooden notes. Flavor of caramel malts, fruits, toffee, mild wooden notes and some hints of sugar. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Chris O’s Fullers/Gales Tasting Feb 2012. Tasty notes in this. Age. Cardboard. Very drinkable and pleasant. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 27.02.2010
Aroma has oaky notes, toffee, some caramel, whisky and hints of alcohol. Flavour has whisky notes, oak, toffee, some caramel, hints of berries and alcohol. Matured well, too bad that this was my only bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11894) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by Saxo. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and notes of whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160113

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruit, lots of wood, some whisky, caramel, malt and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
500 mL bottle at the Ship in Wokingham. Chestnut brown with a prodigious head, hugely fizzy. Lovely, whisky, dates aroma. Smokey, whisky, fruity. Very nice and hides the alcohol a little.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (2980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2012
0,5l bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). 2012-07, BB2011. Bit hazy dark mahogany color. Huge beige head. Lots of raisins and some sweetness in aroma. Very little whiskey too at the end in aroma. Cognac, raisins, some fruity sourness in flavor. Well aged.


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