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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Mainly bottle conditioned; Special. Has been seen on cask.

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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle shared with my useless ass and the couch on which I rot. Poured out an oily goop that is an ultra dark brown, small semi fizzy head and thin lacing. Oh shit! I want some of that new awesome Coors light beer with the puncture can! Man - that clean pour will kick the shit out of my taste buds! But... Back to something no where near as good. Sneaking a taste loosely reminds me of Tokyo if it was not such a beast. Underwhelming aroma - had to finally cover the glass to see if I can do anything to bump this up. Sweetness, roast, slight perfume - struggling hard to locate smelly things that should stank more. The taste is there and I can’t stop thinking about Tokyo. I read about the roses and may have not considered it without that knowledge but it’s there. Alcohol is prevalent, oily mouth, weak almond, thoughts of licorice, hints of salt, back to the aroma - bottom third dumped in and lo and behold there is aroma. A bit fruity and a touch of chocolate - wtf - the pour had a big area going for it and by time started to type and voila! the aroma was gone. Back to the taste since it’s very obvious it’s the only thing worthy of paying attention to: dem nuts, cherry, thickness on the final sips (finally - why did it take so fucking long? This was not far from room temp) blend of choco and all the other things I blurted out before. This is a solid brew and pretty much what I expected which is ok with me. Feeling like I need to cut my toenails. Ha! Marks add up to 3.... It’s better than that yet, very drinkable but damn - not much I can do to bump it up. Another .1 for drinkability. Mellowness is enjoyable but so damn late. Started loving this at ml 483. Bad numbers but good drinking. Pisser. Needs time to remove the early heat.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with Ian. Near black, hearty pour with a thick lasting lighter brown head. Aroma features cocoa, creamed coffee, and delicate floral undertones. On the palate, all the rich roast flavours are here, particularly bitter chocolate, along with vinous stewed fruits, dark cherries, and a lovely delicate floral note. A fantastic imperial stout for the unexpected delicate florals married to the expected hearty roasted malts. Full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fejez (37) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark, almost black. Brown head, persistent. Coffee and vanilla at the nose. Good body, roasted coffee in mouth. Enjoyable!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle: Literally black coloured with a big and persistent creamy to rocky tanned head, toasted malt, vanilla (wood), leather and caramel in the complex aroma; pretty solid bitter and - surprise - sweet flavour, full bodied, what else?, silky MF or very soft; nutty, fruity and chocolatey flavours in the robust sweet and bitter finish. Nice session Bier…

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (254) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 1, 2014
Aroma a notas de maltas tostadas, chocolate y ligeramente cacao y café. En cuanto a su apariencia, color completamente negro, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma ligera de baja retención. En boca cremosa, muy bien equilibrada con un final ligeramente dulce con motas a chocolate. Al paladar es una cerveza compleja ya que presenta un excelente equilibrio, sin embargo en ciertas partes del trago se percibe un ligero amargor acompañado del sabor a chocolate, así cómo un ligero final dulce. También se percibe una buena cremosidad y utilizada. un ligero sabor que recuerda a la leche entera y al café, y se distingue que las notas cremosas son aportadas por la avena utilizada. En resumen hablamos de una excelente cerveza, la cual se disfruta ampliamente y en cada uno de sus tragos esconde su potencia alcohólica y sus 10.7 grados de alcohol. Exquisita!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy head. Roast, cookie dough, lots of licorice and citrus hops and peel. Smooth and full bodied. Bitter hoppy finish. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11234) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding. Pours completely opaque black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, tar, light cocoa, nuts, coconut, a touch of raisins. Low carbonation, fine creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, light smoke, softly vinious, light coffee. Fine astringency with a touch of cherry stone. Good citrussy bitterness. Very elegant, the flowers are quite apparent with some lovely freshness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6591) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is tar, roasted malt, light smoke, some fruity hops, biscuits, licorice and coffee. The flavor is huge roast, licorice, coffee, tar, citrus, some sweetness and light chocolate. Great stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, big thanks to Kenny for turning up with this Brucey Bonus, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Light to mid black with a good sized light tan head that retains well. Nose is dark fruits, light roast, spice, dark berry fruit. Taste comprises rich chocolate, dark malt, brown sugars, dark berry fruits, light roast, subtle booze notes. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finale with light roast and sweet tones. Nice impy, easy drinking affair, definate re-visit !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. High malty, sweetness, fullbodied, ok hoppy, nice bitterness, oiley, roasted, vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate. Bitter finish.


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