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Fullerís Brewerís Reserve No 4 Oak Aged Ale Armagnac

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The fourth incarnation of Brewerís Reserve spent a year in the Fullerís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5598) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Copper colored with small off white head. Aroma fruity, herbs, congac with oaky tones on nose. Taste about the same, very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11402) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Clear. Dense beige head. ARoma: Ripe fruits, sweetness, distinct armagnac touch, spice, wood. Flavour: Alcohol, ripe fruits, sweetness, wood, armagnac, Medium bodied. Ends fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Yesprís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Coconut, alcoholic, amber malts, wooden, raisins, toasted, light glue, rather high barrel, oakey, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26155) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of hops, dried fruits and oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of armagnac. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of wood, alcohol, armagnac, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of candy sugar, alcohol, wood, armagnac, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a dense and lacing off-white head. Caramel and sweet liqueur in the nose. Rich, sweet caramel body, lightly oxidized woody with a boozy finish. Rich and pleasant if not overly sophisticated. 270413

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
50 cl bottle, #27018. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden and caramelish. Bitter, toffee malty, fruity and caramelish. Mild sweet and toasted. Light bitter and smooth caramelish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours shiny copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is floral, grapey and perhaps oaky. Nice, very nice, aroma. Med body. Itís very, very smooth. Thereís a definite brandy character, heat in the tummy, mild roast malt and some floral. Extremely tasty. Brilliant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours clear reddish copper with a huge frothy head that diminishes slowly; a white layer stays on the surface. Pretty ideal appearance for a beer, in my opinion. Aroma has maltiness, dried British-style fruitiness and notes of berries and toffee, even some vanilla - nice but not as as strong as in strong Belgian ales. Taste is sweet but surprisingly has also sour elements. Some dry and bitter notes in the finish but hops are not what this ale is about. Maltiness and fruitiness are strong, flavours of caramel, vanilla, toffee, dried fruits, berries. Taste is both rich and complex - very nice! The palate is full bodied, sticky and smooth. This was an excellent beer, one of the best Iíve had from Fullerís.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5599) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper clear. Fruity congac/brandy (armagnac, I presume) with oaky tones on nose. Herbal, almost mediacal hoppyness. Body is soft and full, a bit over carbonated IMO. Has hoppyness and soft malts. Very nice.

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