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


on tap

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RATINGS: 360   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1138) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, some raisin and plum, Nice rich and smooth flavour, a little creamy, more sweet than bitter and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
07.09.2016, cask @ Amager ølhus. Served in 25 cl lager glass. Pours dark brown with minor tan head. Nose of malts: roasted and chocolate. Taste mostly chocolate with some bitterness, but not much in terms of body. A bit of warmth from alcohol. Relatively dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gehbe (262) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 1, 2016
Pours black with a small tan head, no lacing. Rather dull aroma for an imperial stout, dominated by roasty and smoky notes with some herbal+fruity notes and cooked bread notes underneath. Taste is strong roasty bitterness upfront followed immediately by strong sweetness. Thick body, medium carbonation, strong alcoholic warmth. It’s a good beer but I’ve had many way better imperials. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (3452) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Black color with a beige head, medium duration. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, ripe black fruit and wooden hints. Flavor is slightly sweet, good presence of roasted malts, black chocolate and coffe beans. Liquor notes in the final without presence of alcohol that is hidden by roasted malts. Dense and smooth on palate with light sweet hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thb (807) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
Inky black with slight dark brown around the edges. Minimal bubbles, going away quickly. Aroma is potent - dark fruits, toast, espresso. Lots of fruit. Roses, too. Taste is huge, rich, coffee, chocolate, cherry, raisin. Thick, creamy (borderline syrupy) mouthfeel. No alcohol heat, just some tingles on the finish. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, cocao and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (608) - - AUG 13, 2016
Raisins on the nose. Chocolate & coffee flavour. Surprisingly good! Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (818) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, lähes musta, runsaasti vaahtoava olut beigellä vaahdolla. Vaahto kuitenkin katoaa kohtalaisen nopeasti ja sitä jää lopulta oluen pinnalle vain hyvin pieni kerros. Todella herkullinen tuoksu on vahvan paahteinen sekä erityisen houkuttelevan lakritsinen ja aavistuksen suklainen. Maultaan makean maltainen, paahteinen, lakritsinen ja hieman suklainen. Loppupuolella hieman kuivattavaa katkeroa sekä suolaisuutta, mutta tämä jää makeamman paahteisen maltaisuuden varjoon. Melko täyteläinen suutuntuma, hiilihappoja vähäisesti, alkoholi on hyvin piilossa. Pehmeä ja nautittava IS, jossa voisi kuitenkin olla jopa hieman enemmän makua/jykevyyttä.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wodanson (5) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016 does not count
500mL bottle at home. Pours thick and black with lacy tan head. Scents of dried fruits, roasted malts and coffee and slightly boozy. Taste is of dried fruits with caramel and chocolate notes with a bitter, but smooth and floral finish. Overall a very good stout, good body and very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (314) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
Nice aromal beer: chocolate with coffee. Taste is round, full but soft. Aftertaste is lasting. Abv gives a warm stomach-feeling. A gratis stout, score would have been higher if I wasn’t an IPA type.

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