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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small off-white head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, nice. Tastes roasty, chocolate, deep, lovely. Full body, silky feel, low carbo. Lovely stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8766) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque very dark brown to black color, medium sized lightly creamy off-white to beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, dark chocolate, lightly roast. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of hops, lightly liquorice, nicely bitter. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4676) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Oirschot crew: Deep dark brown to black ish beer. Brown head. Aromas of chocolate, soap, malt roast, tar, hard liquorice. Flavours of liquorice, roast, sweet tar, light soy, malts, liquorice wood. Aftertaste is malty, bitter, roasty, liquorice, rye bread. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy light sticky texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (345) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
500 mL bottle. Pitch black pour, thinnest of heads that dissipates quickly. Roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffee aroma. Taste has some cherry too, bitter finish. Full heavy body. Alcohol content comes through a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3285) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
50 cl. Meilleur avant la fin de l’année 2023. Une robe foncée, presque noire avec une mousse beige généreuse et collante. Ça commence bien! Au nez, richesse chocolatée, fruits rouges et caramel noir avec une touche rôtie pour bien balancer les choses. Une pointe vanillée apparaît après quelques minutes tandis qu’un soupçon de réglisse se confirme rapidement. Au goût, un équilibre très intéressant entre la douceur et la robustesse. Les saveurs offrent des malts riches, une amertume modérée, des houblons boisés et des flaveurs fruitées bien profondes. En bouche, le corps soyeux est parfait avec ses bulles proprement activées. En finale, l’amertume est chocolatée et légèrement florale de ses houblons et de son alcool très bien dissimulé. Superbe stout. Professionnellement exécuté. Très ou trop facile à boire.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from the Fuller’s Brewery website. This is an inky black beer that pours with a quickly disappearing thin tan head. It has an extremely powerful dark chocolate flavour, roasted coffee, hints of red fruit, vanilla, floral notes and a very rich chocolate and bitter oak finish. Superb!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (182) - - OCT 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours almost totally black, with a brown head. Compact, rich, complex aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, ash, toffee, earth, faint smoke. Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy, soft carbonation. Complex, rich, balanced taste, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, ash, hops, tar, soy, earth. Wonderfully balanced and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mentalmind (38) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask @Helsinki olut expo 2014. Black, no head. Roasty malts, sweet and chocolate aftertaste. 15cl is enough, considering it’s strength.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1549) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask at Olut Expo. Black color with no head. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Low carbonation.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2465) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours inky, velvet black with a thin beige ring. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is again velvet smooth, coffee and bitter chocolate. Nice hop finish. Awesome beer but should I expect anything less.


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