Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 352   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1203) - 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 (9306) - 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 (5047) - 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 (634) - 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 (915) - 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 (1228) - 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 (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Flaska 0,5 liter. Svart vätska med ett smutsvitt/beigt skum. Snygga rester kvar på insidan av glaset. Dofter av rostad malt, mörk choklad och lakrits. Smakinslag av mörk choklad, torkad frukt, alkohol och karamell. Stor och fyllig kropp. Oljig munkänsla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1529) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Aroma is chocolate, caramel, black licorice and vanilla. Taste is very deep rich malts with a profile similar to the aroma. Transitions nicely into a well balanced hop profile that isn?t overly complex. Rich malt and caramel on the tip with a faint bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6730) - 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 don’t like their impys to be overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, 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.

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