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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Bottle conditioned - released in Autumn 2010. Also available on cask at GBBF 2010.
An oak-aged ale of real distinction. Twenty Courvoisier Cognac casks were used for Brewer’s Reserve No.2, giving the ale a palate rich with woody character and brandy notes. The beer pours a deep bronze colour and carries an oaky aroma. 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 31, 2012
In summer, but a cold and rainy night, this clear amber beer with good white head, was a pleasant choice. Aroma is mostly malty, with fruits and cask wood notes, a bit alcoholic. In the mouth, delivers again toasted malts, fruits, oak, and a sweet alcoholic well balanced flavor.

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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1058) - 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 (6611) - 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 (10870) - 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 (4617) - 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 (884) - 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 (5793) - 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 (6309) - 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.


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