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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned - released in Autumn 2010. Also available on cask at GBBF 2010.
An oak-aged ale of real distinction that has been matured for a year in fine cognac casks, Brewer’s Reserve No. 2 is a limited edition rich amber ale with a sherry and orange aroma, luxurious chocolate palate and warming cognac finish. An exceptional beer that has been brewed and blended in the finest traditions.

EDITORS NOTE: Some sources have been erroneously applying the description for the Brewers Reserve No 1 to this beer. In fact, No 2 was aged in Cognac barrels whilst No 1 was aged in Whisky barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liiisa (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Didn’t like this one much when I drank it in 2010. To sharp and boring, but now it has settled in to a fruity, fudge, really balanced flavour. Nice colour, almoste no alohol taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle, shared with VANØ Bergen. Pours a matte dark golden, with a small creamy head. Aroma is malty, with oak and barrel, as well as notes of peat, whiskey and some alcohol. Flavour is sweet, with roasted malts and syrup, with coffee and a dry malt in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6480) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle at home. It pours almost clear amber with a medium off white head. The aroma has strong malty notes with cognac, dark fruit and toasted caramel. The flavour is highly malty with notes of ripe fruit, toasted caramel and the cognac is most profound in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice woody caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Håndverkerstuene. Clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Harmonic in aroma, caramel malt, mild oak, dry fruit and warming alcohol from cognac. Flavor is sweet caramel, balanced bitterness, dry fruit, hint of oak and some cognac. Full body and long and warming aftertaste. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, malt, wood and cognac.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2012
50cl bottle courtesy of Beer3000. Thanks man! Bottle no. 01726. Dark copper colour with a medium big white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of sweet malts and hints of cognac. Flavour is mostly like the aroma . Swet and fruity, notes of sweet malts, cognac and subtle hints of alcohol. Medium long aftertaste. A very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5383) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2012
ambrato carico poca schiuma non molto persistente caramello liquore distillato sherry leggero cioccolato in bocca riscaldante cognac piuttosto secca non molto corpo

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle at DØE. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, malt, wood and cognac.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1174) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAY 20, 2012
average frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. translucent thick dark amber body. aroma: heavy malty, caramel, milk chocolate, cask wood, alcohol. if and ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. aroma de conhaque, delicioso sabor de ESA permeado por suave toque de conhaque ( o mesmo dulçor alcoólico), maltada, caramelada, drinkability maior que outras envelhecidas em barris de destilados (como a Ola Dubh), ainda assim, requer tempo para degusta-la, complexa. 270 s


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