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Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve Limited Edition No 4 Oak Aged Ale Armagnac

Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The fourth incarnation of Brewer’s Reserve spent a year in the Fuller’s cellar in rare Comte de Lauvia Armagnac casks from the Bas region of France. The beer is infused with brandy characteristics, with distinctive notes of vanilla, green apple and cinnamon, a solid malt base and velvety alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
500ml bottle at home in Richmond. As ’Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve Limited Edition No 4 Oak Aged Ale Armagnac’, 8.5%, #33090, 2012 vintage. Dark orange brown, clear, highly sparkling, bubbly head lasts a couple of minutes. Aroma is damp wood, cognac sweetness, toffee, vanilla, some copper. Gets sweeter over time. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is woody and dry, toffee, cognac, demerara, dates, spicy finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3984) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle with the Belgrade Boys at Halloween tasting. Thanks Alberto! Warm tan-copper, small cream head. Sweet, boozy aroma. Soft vanilla-oak, banana liqueur. Bright body, very carbonated, very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at The Halloween tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia.Taste at Beerville Bar with our small tasting group.Bro Vlada, Bro Alberto and Bro Matt.Thank ypu ippopotamo36 for this aged bottle.Grazie.Pour it hazy amber color with small white head.Aroma liquorice. Taste of vanilla, brandy really present, wodden barrel present, some fruits,apple, pear, sweet and bitter finish.Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 3, 2015
At the Belgrade-Serbia tasting on 31/10/2015. Bottle purchased in 2012 in Slovenia and aged in a cellar in Kosovo. Pours an hazy tobacco leaf color, medium ivory head. Nose: cherries, sour notes here and there, cognac, vanilla. Mouth: vanilla, cognac, peers, molasses, a bit over-carbonated but not gassy, bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trombi92 (4) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Aroma: caramel, alcohol, woody. Appearance: amber coloured beer, beige head. Taste: medium sweetness, barrel notes. Palate: full body, long finish. Drinkable despite its complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6505) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Raisins, brandy, blackcurrant and mince pies in the aroma. Rich, warming, vinous and fruity taste with notes of brandy, caramel, apple and spice. Easy to drink despite its richness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, apricots, orange peel, dark bread, honey, oak wood, vanilla, a touch of chocolate and earthy aromas of armagnac. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, dark bread, nuts, orange peel, a touch of chocolate, spicy hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and a warming touch of armagnac in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and interesting, with a distinct armagnac character, that stay well balanced throughout. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2196) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
500ml bottle. Brown amber colour, beige foam head and aroma of malt, treacle, spice, raisins, booze. Flavour is sweet malty, toffee, caramel, treacle, dried fruit, raisins with woody oak, nutty and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty oaky finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3607) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Sample, brown bottle, number 26,721, from and with Mike Perkins (thank you!), savoured in October 2014; eye: coppery, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of khaki head, no lacing; nose: malt, grain, banana, light alcohol; mouth: malt, grain, banana, light alcohol, finale in banana with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, numéro 26 721, meilleure avant 2022, de et avec Mike Perkins (thank you!), savourée en octobre 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, très légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse kaki, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, grain, banane, léger alcool; bouche : malt, grain, banane, léger alcool, finale en banane avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
Bright amber, coarse low top. Dry, fruit-cake fruity. Some nuts and malt drops. Predominant barrel notes, yet quite soft in the mouth. [Bottle from the brewery, enjoyed at home]

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