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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
(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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
#400 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 22, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Dark black. Big brown head. Coffee, roasted grain, licorice. Slightly oily palate. Pleasantly complex. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1366) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of dark read, dates, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Appearance: A dark red colored beer. A brown head with some lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting of dark bread, dates, chocolate, coffee and smoked meat.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a watery texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Very solid stout, with a porter vibe. Which is not bad.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-01-15.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, mild coffe, chocolate and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up with alcohol bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily to creamy text. and soft carb. A great smooth impy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1786) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with chocolate, hops, coffee, nuts, toffee and a bit of vanilla. Bitter finish with coffee, nuts and roasted malts. Excellent imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
A good imperial stout of the British style with a mild fruit note that complements dark chocolate roasted flavours. The pour is entirely black and opaque with the thinnest tan head. Beautiful mouthfeel and palate overall is excellent.


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