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


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

renffisch's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (869) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
The foam is flashy, but decreases after a short time a sparse layer on top of the beautiful beer. The aroma is very delicate, but also very diverse. I can trace plum and apricot, but other noses can certainly get many more impressions. With a strong ale like this I think there are not very clear rules for how it should taste, so here Fuller ’s, Smith & Turner had the opportunity to apply their expertise in full, and it’s actually been a wonderful beer out of it. The taste is very rich and has a part acid probably from the oak cask. The aforementioned fruit that characterizes the very beginning, but little sugary sweetness carries it over into an easy taste of alcohol where caramel and clear whisky notes are present. I’m not sure of mine two years of storage was enough. However, I believe that it will mature even more over the years and become a little more round and soft. Unfortunately I have no more bottles than this. The finish is long, marked by whisky and only light hop. A delicate and tasty beer after two years of storage, but with large potential to be better if you have the patience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is rich toffee, treacle, molasses and woody whisky. Taste is caramel and toffee to start with a light whisky finish.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3425) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 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 2015-08-16: after 7 years, this is now a cloudy brown beer with perfumed orange blossom and vanilla flavours, oak and red fruity notes with wet paper and a soapy and whisky finish. Past its best. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2616) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8059) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5430) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Chris O’s Fullers/Gales Tasting Feb 2012. Tasty notes in this. Age. Cardboard. Very drinkable and pleasant. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14384) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15058) - 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.

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