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


on tap

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7636) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
500 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Malt Attacks. BBF 2024. Expensive brew especially for such a big brewery, it does come in a cardboard box which probably cost nothing to make. Blackish very dark brown, only handful of mocha bubbles on the side. Nose is umami syrupy mocha, cheap chocolate syrup, herbal note, good amount of liquorish which is a tad dominant. Taste is liquorish, herbal umami mocha, chocolate, feels rather thin esp. for an RIS of this ABV, big dark fruits, herbal coffee, light anise, plum, a bit boozy, herbal & liquorish finish, cheap chocolate mousse, light roast,.. A bit thin with soft carbonation. Good & certainly different from most RIS on the market. This may or may not be more representative of an old school English RIS but while it certainly wasnít bad, I have to admit to vastly prefer the modern thick sweet coffee & chocolate ones as opposed to this one is rather light more liquorish, soy sauce & dark fruit forward. It does grow on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15247) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle, 10.7% at Kō15. Black colour, small white head. The flavour is sweet and nicely roasted. Has a good creamy touch. Late dry liquorice note. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Black beer lasting tan head. Lots of dark chocolate and roast malt on the aroma. Lovely and tasty and chocolate in the flavour. Really smooth. Itís just really good. Hides abv well. Stunning. Just super drinkable. Touch of salt maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1103) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours dark black, bit of foam. Aroma full of meaty saltiness, umami. Nice and round. With some good roast thrown in. Taste also umami, balsamico. Meatiness. Roast is quite sharp, dry and sort of full of liquorice. Good. Aged for 2 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9123) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Black with lace. Nose of soy, dark chocolate, umami. Soy-coffee-umami flavor, salty, licorice, chocolate. Very salty. I think this will be great, but too young now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4955) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2015
pitch black color. Dark brown color. Lots of soy, dark fruit, unami with roasted malt a bit lacking, salty licorice. Very salty mouth, briny mouth, soy, dark fruit, the mouth is a bit thin, but needs a bit more time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (613) - MEXICO - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a minimal red hue at the bottom and a medium size brown head. It has a lot of aromas, like coffee, nuts, spices, alcohol, anis and some herbs. Taste is bitter and gets an smoked character at the end. Robust and very dense with an incredible aftertaste of roasted coffee, chocolate and nuts. An exceptional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (894) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Almost opaque black with a frothy brown head. Very complex aroma with a strong dark malt and dried fruit character, with very floral undertones, hints of chocolate, anis, cherry. Robust bodied with moderate to flat bodied. Rich, thick and oily, with fiery roasted and alcohol character. Finish is smooth and crisp, yet heavily bitter. A magnificent ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Pitch black color with brown thick foam layer. Chocolately smell with a little roasty coffee. The taste is thick and sweet without overdoing it. Milkchololate taste actually. Very smooth aftertaste with a chocolate blend. Brilliant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2751) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Flaska 0,5 liter. Svart vštska med ett smutsvitt/beigt skum. Snygga rester kvar pŚ insidan av glaset. Dofter av rostad malt, mŲrk choklad och lakrits. Smakinslag av mŲrk choklad, torkad frukt, alkohol och karamell. Stor och fyllig kropp. Oljig munkšnsla.

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