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

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.



4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1730) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at home, 2nd January 16. Pours black with a lovely white, tan fluffy head. Aroma is slightly perfumed, smoked malts, liquorice, chocolate. Taste is slight salty liquorice, creamy chocolate, coffee, floral notes. Very nice overall

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (707) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2015
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,khaki head S: -coffee,chocolate,roasty,molasses,tobacc chocolate,nutty,bready,tobacco,vanilla,nougat,toas finish F: -Full body -low to medium carbonation -alcohol noticeable O: Rich and perfect

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (1503) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Strong sweet malt aroma. Full body with a creamy sweet alcohol malt flavor and a full finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (627) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch jet black with a mostly lasting foamy coffee brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, smokey, oats, liquorice. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, black currant, dark fruits, fig, liquorice. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Very nice after roughly one year.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2015
I have stored this for a year now. Let’s see if by memory somethings changed/stayed the same. Almost black, nice thick lacing, aromas of centennial, sour celery, roast, dark grapes. Well, the taste, it’s still thick bodied, slightly quadruple styled sour and actually not as roasted ashy stout as you’d expect. Centennial hops giving here a backing for slight sour quadruple ways of imperial stout. It sparks and then sours and then mellows, spices, sends sparks of bitter in throat. Probably has some rose buds or even thorns for taste. Is mainly some roasted hops burgundy rose bud stout. What this offers is England style elegance, because apart from a normal high octane IS, it’s not intrusive. --- The Year I believe has made this more red wine like. Was even too sharp to drink first time (chariot with spikes from the Roman era.) Now mellow’d more evenly through end.) The taste however I can not say is largely different.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Germanalvarez (26) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2385) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2015
Couleur noire très légère mousse. Nez de chocolat noir, fruits noirs, alcool, café doux et caramel. Gout tres intense de chocolat noir, reglisse, fruits noirs, grains de café, caramel brun avec chocalat noir, café moka en fin de bouche. Fin longue amere chocolat, reglisse.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanEric (1166) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Dark brown. Lots of chocolate in aeoma and taste. Nice ris. Full body. Chocolate dominates.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5294) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with low head. Nose is toasted caramel, dark chocolate, light coffee, plum and alcohol. Aroma is on smooth roasted caramel, toasted caramel, chocolate, some dark coffee notes, blond caramel too, light licorice, plum, light vinous touch, some alcohol notes. Finish on dark caramel, plum, licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
500ml bottle shared with Finn at Fullers Spreadeagle. Espresso head, two-finger thick. Spotty lacing. Deep rosewood coloured body. Inviting aroma of roasted malts and dark fruits. Comprehensive taste profile including moments of cocoa, vanilla, smoke, plums and a slightly touch of molasses. Lingering warming heat to the ending. Full bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Lovely sipper (Croydon 27.11.2015).


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