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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly bottle conditioned; Special. Has been seen on cask.

This limited edition brew is a unique collaboration between brewery and beer writer. Melissa Cole brought her vast experience to the tasting table and helped us deliver a stout worth writing home about.

Brewed in the traditional style that became a favourite royal court, this limited edition Imperial Stout has been specially created as a single brew. In a unique addition to the historic recipe, the floral character of the Centennial hops is enhanced by the inclusion of rose buds, lending a hint of Turkish delight flavour to the beer. This Imperial Stout has a rich, dark appearance with strong chocolate and deep cherry notes which lead to a lighter, bitter finish.



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours inky black, medium tan head, creamy and slow to dissipate leaving nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is rich, roasty, molasses, anise, some chocolate. Flavor is light sweet and full bitter, rich and roasty, notes of molasses and licorice, some cocoa powder. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. Definitely a high quality beer for those who donít like their impys to be overly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2330) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2015
Black color with big beige head. Aroma of chocolate and fruits, a bit booze. Taste is rich chocolate, a bit sweet, ashes/burnt malts, nice fruit, coffee towards the end and a bitter finish. The aftertaste is not perfect, but the balance between fruit and chocolate is good! A classic Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johndoughty (4807) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small head. Lovely chocolate flavour with a trace of coffee and cherry. Full bodied but not overpowering. Delicious and an excellent example of this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (510) - ITALY - APR 25, 2015
Nera, impenetrabile, man mano che si scalda rivela riflessi aranciati, schiuma di color nocciola densa ma poco persistente. Aroma citrico, di frutti scuri, ciliegie sotto spirito, caffè, cacao e liquirizia. Mediamente carbonata, corpo medio-pieno, parte con note citriche per poi passare a caffè tostato e cacao, leggera liquirizia e frutti rossi. Leggera nota etilica sul finale, alcol comunque ben nascosto rispetto alla sua gradazione. Una Imperial Stout da manuale.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (607) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ home, 2013 edition. Almost black with a lasting dark beige head and a little lacing. Sweet, fruity and roasted nose with balanced vinous notes. Has coffee, chocolate, raisins, plums, toffee, some leather. Sweet, smooth and big bodied mouth feel with average carbonation. Taste of dark chocolate, sweet raisins, dark bread, black currants & leather. With a short to average duration and then lingering coffee bitterness, some annoying lemon like sourness and a nice note of licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Pitch black body, light brown body. Aroma has sweet roasted malt, some wine like notes. Dark fruits, slightly sour/ acidic berries. Bit tobacco and some tar. Strangely complex but some sweet alcohol comes through. Flavour has nice dark roasted malts alcohol coffee and chocolate. Dark burned fruity liqour. Really nice and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Poured deep brown with a disappearing light beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, fudge, roast malt and chocolate. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, light liquorice, some latte.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (1164) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium sherry, toasty, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, raisin, prune. Medium-light roasty. Light apricots, Appearance: Dark brown body with red highlights. Small, light-brown head. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium-high pepper, Medium licorice, molasses, Light burnt. Medium-high bitterness. Medium malty, bready, sweetness. Dry finish with lingering pepper, licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium-warming. Medium body, Medium carbonation, creamy, velvet. Overall: Powerful, complex. WOW! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 13F. Russian Imperial Stout In possible celebration of a great gift!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
500 ML bottle Pours dark cola color, settles jet black with a light tan head that falls to a nice collar. Good retention, good spotty lacing, nice oily residue left. Nose is dark chocolate, coco, malted chocolate, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is malted chocolate and dark fruits. Leans towards raspberry and blackberry without the acidity. Lighter medium bodied and a good caramel finish. Bitter in the front but very dark fruit and caramel dry in the end. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a small sticky tan head with a little bit of lace up the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, dark dried fruits, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, moderate bitterness, dark dried fruits, alcohol(pretty mild and takes a little warming to come out), caramel, coffee, chocolate and a nice moderately dry finish.


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