MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Above average but not outstanding. Fullerís always deliver decent and classic ales, this is not an exception. Hard category to compete in though.
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l at Kittyís, Helsinki. Best before end 2023. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of licorice, hints of salt, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Nice drinkability.
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark opaque brown, small to medium tan head, some spotty lacing. Nose is roasted malt, vanilla, dry and slightly sweet notes, cocoa, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, fruity hints, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee tones. Ashy, roasted, dry and bitter finish with hops and some alcohol warmth. Full body, creamy carbonation, oily, but light, mouthfeel. Surprisingly easily drinkable. Very nice.
gunnfryd (10420) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle, as Imperial Stout Lim. Ed. at 10.7% abv) Black coloured hue with a brown medium-sized foamy head. Mildly roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, mocha, liquorice and vanilla, accompanied by a subtle flowery and fruity touch. Moderately roasty bitter and slightly sweet flavour, quite full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Initially dry-ish roasty malt-character with liquorice, dark chocolate and mocha; traces of molasses are detectable towards the lasting roasty and chocolatey finish with a little bit of booze shining through. Very pleasant, even more-ish for such a heavy thing. 06.I.14
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Fullers brewery beer shop. Opaque very dark brown to black in the glass, medium tan head which dissipates to thin/no head. Nose is sweet, yeasty Marmite (yeast extract), candy sugar, fruity, prune, raisin, dark chocolate, rye bread. Taste is big, yeast forward, yeast extract, Marmite, salty, fruity, prune, stewed plum, tangy, alcoholic, dark chocolate although right now itís hidden by the yeastiness and saltiness. More yeasty and savoury than I expected. Very good with hard cheese, although I tried it with gouda, which was too buttery. Vintage cheddar would be better.
tlind2 (1125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Maltainen Riekko. Black color, tan head. Full, roasted malt aroma with coffee. Smooth, well-rounded flavor with juicy malts, licorice, oak and a hint of smoke. Long, slightly bitter finish. Very full body, medium-low carbonation. A very nicely crafted beer!
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown silky pour with a tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dark fruits, peat, leather, biscuit, bread. Medium bodied. I expected a bit more "chewing", however it was very enjoyable and at 10.7% abv it packs a bit of a punch. I love Imp Stouts and Fullerís Imperial Stout did not disappoint. Great Packaging too.
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, some sweetness, pretty intense. A bit on the BTH side, but not so intense. super cool brew, but not one of the best, close though.
slimspady (178) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black. Big brown head. Coffee, roasted grain, licorice. Slightly oily palate. Pleasantly complex. Great beer.