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


on tap

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RATINGS: 346   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9465) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle on Eurostar or Thalys London - Brussels - Rotterdam, Friday 13th March 2015 in company of Dad & Barry Cracked open shortly after zipping through Mechelen, still drinking as we arrived in Answer Centraal. Black as yer at, with a tan head. both smooth and tangalicious at the same time. Oily, tangy, and with a roasty bitterness. Really enjoying this, some hops showing, nice floral and chocolate combination, really good. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (506) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours pitch black with a brown head and nice lacing. The taste is of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, toasted malts and boozy. Excellent as a sipping beer, and will age quite nicely I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Noire foncée, belle mousse brune persistante. Magnifique bière. Au nez très fruitée, fruits noirs principalement, réglisse, houblonnage agréable. Maltage toasté chocolat. Alcool bien intégré. En bouche pareil avec pas mal de sucres résiduels, très fruitée, réglisse, toastage fin et agréable chocolat noir, avec une alcoolisation qui accompagne magnifiquement bien... pas de sensation de chaleur désagréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a tan head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, little cherry. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 010315

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (1080) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Shared bottle at home, present from Anne & Frode. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, cherries, dark dried fruits. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee. Bitter finish with some roasted notes. Smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8664) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
50 cl bottle Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocholate in the aftertaste. A lovely Imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottled. Pretty much black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, some fudge/toffee notes as well as mild herbal notes. Flavour is sweet liquorice, chocolate, coffee, nutty notes along with some fudge as well as some mild grassy and herbal notes. Hides the alcohol rather nicely. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moolesen (470) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Black with a light brown head. "Dark" nose, coffee etc. but also a parfumed nkse. Extreme rich beer. This is good stuff. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and there is a lot of it. Long lasting finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (1116) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, pours black and tan. Aroma: chocolate, dark fruit, light booziness. Taste: chocolate, liquorice, dark fruit, cherries . Medium sweet and bitter, slightly salty, full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Medium long salty and bitter roasty finish with a light booziness. Well balanced, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1645) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours a pitch black with a little tan head. Aroma has roasty coffee, chocolate, caramel malts, licorice. Taste is roasty bitter with some sweeter malts. Very malty in general with lots of caramel. Great stout, but not very much going on. Full body, low carbonation.

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