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


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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cask, occasional. Bottled. Aged in Compte De Lauvia 1990 vintage Armagnac barrels

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Aromas of cognac, cherries, peach, grain. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Honymand (2) - - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
This ale is very well balanced even though it is 8.5% and oak-barrel aged. Smoke and vanilla are very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10343) - 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. It’s very, very smooth. There’s a definite brandy character, heat in the tummy, mild roast malt and some floral. Extremely tasty. Brilliant ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle #31681. Pours a dark amber with a medium, off-white had. Aroma is supercharged with pear, sweet pears and pear soda or candy. Caramel, light toffee and light butter. Later settles down to a load of oak, caramel and orange marmalade. Taste is quite dry with the oak dominating. Caramel is strong as well. Armagnac comes on strong on the finish along with grapes, dark fruit, dried fig and date. Light sour. Palate is medium, a bit sticky, not much carbonation. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (1995) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
Fra flaske på Tap1 mai-13: litt for kald, men det skjuler ikke det faktum at dette er et godtøl fra øverste hylle. Kommer jeg over denne i butikk skal der handles sporenstreks! 10 cl av denne ga et nytt koordinat å navigere etter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Sour, oak fruit orange, apricot in the aroma. Sour, orange raisins oak, alcohol, bitterness in the aftertaste with raisins and alcohol. Medium body high in bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Dark golden with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with some dried fruit notes, vineous alcohol, and fine malt. Sweetish malty flavour with vineous alcohol and oak notes. Feels a bit too young and raw, but with great potential.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours clear ruby amber with a fully lasting white head. Nose is sweet of oak, caramel and fruit. Some orange, marmelade and vanilla. Flavor is caramel, oak, vanilla and orange. Very malty with a good complexity. Easy to go at though and quite low key. Smooth and soft. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (972) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 5, 2013
Botella de 500ml (nº 27669). Copa de Vino. Saboreada en feb´12. Color ámbar rojizo y apariencia cristalina. La espuma, blanca y chispeante, genera una corona que se disipa con rapidez. En nariz, intensas fragancias de vainilla y canela, aromas de malta caramelo con notas sutiles de Brandy y alcohol azucarado. La entrada de malta tostada se redondea con sabores afrutados, de melazas y chocolate en polvo. Cuerpo medio/intenso y carbonatación moderada/suave. El amargor del intermedio equilibra las maltas y aporta sensaciones chispeantes, afrutadas y algo ácidas al paladar. Sutil calidez alcoholica. Final amargo y seco. Agradables notas que evocan al Brandy en el retrogusto. 500ml Bottle (#27669). Wine glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Reddish amber color. Clear appearance. Off-white & lively froth so head quickly dissipates. Intense vanilla & cinnamon fragrances, caramel malts, subtle brandy notes & sugary alcohol to the nose. Toasted malty upfront is touched by fruity, sugary & chocolate powder flavors. Medium to full body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Bitterness in the middle balances malts & provides a fruity/tartar funny palate. Subtle warming alcohol. Dry bitter finish. Kind brandy-like heat on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2013
(bottle) pours a clear deep amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. aroma of pineapple, light melted butter and caramel, slightly funky, with some herbal hops, cherries and dandelions. flavour is mostly the same, some light bretty funk, floral hops and summer fruit, very mellow, with a medium sweetness and big notes of bubble gum, alcohol is hardly detectable. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

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