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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 130   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - 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 (1793) - 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 (5854) - 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 (5156) - 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 (5407) - 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 (10578) - 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 (13796) - 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 (1077) - 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 (2467) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of marmalade, oak, whiskey, spice notes, dark fruits, toffee and caramel. The flavor follows the nose with lots of marmalade and forest fruits, some dark fruit, toffee, caramel, oak, spice and whiskey. The body is medium with a almost creamy mouth feel. Overall probably my favorite so far in the Fullers Brewers Reserve range.


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