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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (380) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ home, 2013 edition. Almost black with a lasting dark beige head and a little lacing. Sweet, fruity and roasted nose with balanced vinous notes. Has coffee, chocolate, raisins, plums, toffee, some leather. Sweet, smooth and big bodied mouth feel with average carbonation. Taste of dark chocolate, sweet raisins, dark bread, black currants & leather. With a short to average duration and then lingering coffee bitterness, some annoying lemon like sourness and a nice note of licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2304) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Pitch black body, light brown body. Aroma has sweet roasted malt, some wine like notes. Dark fruits, slightly sour/ acidic berries. Bit tobacco and some tar. Strangely complex but some sweet alcohol comes through. Flavour has nice dark roasted malts alcohol coffee and chocolate. Dark burned fruity liqour. Really nice and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Poured deep brown with a disappearing light beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, fudge, roast malt and chocolate. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, light liquorice, some latte.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium sherry, toasty, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, raisin, prune. Medium-light roasty. Light apricots, Appearance: Dark brown body with red highlights. Small, light-brown head. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium-high pepper, Medium licorice, molasses, Light burnt. Medium-high bitterness. Medium malty, bready, sweetness. Dry finish with lingering pepper, licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium-warming. Medium body, Medium carbonation, creamy, velvet. Overall: Powerful, complex. WOW! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 13F. Russian Imperial Stout In possible celebration of a great gift!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (381) - - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Pours black with low beige head. Aroma of chocolate, alcohol, sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, finish with notes of alcohol, burnt grains. Soft carbonation and medium bitterness. Overall: Quite good, but in comparison with the best examples of this style an average imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1217) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
500 ML bottle Pours dark cola color, settles jet black with a light tan head that falls to a nice collar. Good retention, good spotty lacing, nice oily residue left. Nose is dark chocolate, coco, malted chocolate, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is malted chocolate and dark fruits. Leans towards raspberry and blackberry without the acidity. Lighter medium bodied and a good caramel finish. Bitter in the front but very dark fruit and caramel dry in the end. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a small sticky tan head with a little bit of lace up the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, dark dried fruits, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, moderate bitterness, dark dried fruits, alcohol(pretty mild and takes a little warming to come out), caramel, coffee, chocolate and a nice moderately dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1464) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head and some inky legs up the side. Aroma of chocolate, sweet oatmeal cookies, coffee, cocoa and a creamy latte. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, coffee, roasted malts and a nice smooth alcohol warming on the finish with a crisp bitterness from the roasted malts. Complex and well balanced, creamy and smooth... Great imperial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9939) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
Das Bier im Glas ist schwar und es hat eine ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, reifen Früchten, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, Kaffee, Vanille, leicht holzig. Gut!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
2015-03-12. Black body with a small tan head. 3++ Aroma is lightly roasty, modest fruity notes. Light cocoa and dusty malt notes. 7+ Flavour is rich dark malt, lightly bitter lingering cocoa roast. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3++ Pretty straightforward - perhaps deceptively so - but rather nice imperial stout. Bottle from the LCBO shared by HogtownHarry.


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