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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (484) - - OCT 20, 2014
I found the aroma a bit lacking. But the taste was very nice, cocoa roasted, something else. Everything quite balanced. Not as flamboyant as the my favourite imperial stouts but very balanced and easy to drink imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1176) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from alko arkadia, helsinki. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa, chocolate. Taste is nicely balanced, roasty, hoppy end, chocolate, smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (250) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Draught at Queen’s Head, Chesham. Looks like old engine oil with a thin head that rapidly disappears leaving you with 10,000 mile Duckham’s 20/50. You could go through the brewer’s lexicon ticking off flavours but they’re all in there someplace with roast, licorice and neat alcohol predominant. Such beers are essentially a novelty and I won’t get carried away with superlatives and a 4 point something scorecard. I did enjoy it but it’s really a once-in-a-blue moon thing; if it was the only beer available I’d rapidly get very sick of it - probably literally.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xebbe (55) - - SEP 29, 2014
Otroligt god doft. Så ska en Stout dofta. Smaken är en fin balans mellan sötma och brända toner. Lagrad i 3 år. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (424) - HUNGARY - SEP 25, 2014
Méltóságteljesen érkezik a pohárba az előzőleg elegáns díszdobozától megszabadított, letisztult küllemű üvegből kitöltött olajos, kávészínű főzet. Az angol vonalat erősítő illatai igazán rejtélyessé teszik az elkövetkező perceket, azok ugyanis némely barley wine, egy-két old ale, de még egy single hop india pale ale jellegzetességei is könnyűszerrel lehetnének. Igazi nazális mestermű, ahogyan a kekszes-kakaós-kávés desszertünk egy csepp mézzel átitatott aromája épp egy virágoskert tarkaságával keveredik. Bár nem tudom tapasztalati anyaggal alátámasztani, vagy legalábbis nem emlékszem rá, de bemondásos alapon úgy nyilatkoznék, hogy ha ez utóbbi környezet alkotóelemét pontosítanom kellene, akkor talán a hibiszkuszt választanám. Annak ugyanis pont olyan csengése van, mint ennek a sörnek az illata. Korábban több italban és éreztem már ilyet, ha hihetünk a leírásnak, akkor valószínűleg azoknál, amik ehhez hasonlóan Centennial komlóval készültek. A képet tovább finomítja némi zabos lágyság, valamint kelt tésztás nyersség, mazsolás süteményesség. Karcsú, de annál tartalmasabb testében mesterien vannak eltalálva az arányok, a krémes kávé, a legfinomabb étcsokoládé klasszikus harmóniája egy megingathatatlan malátás építmény oszlopai, melynek csúcsán felejthetetlen élményt nyújt a virágos komló szemkápráztató dísze. Varázslatos ital, minden kortya lenyűgöző, maradandó összhatás.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Cask gravity at the St Albans beer fest 2014. 12.7% according to the programme. Aroma is nutty, caramel, some trub. Flavour is sweet, caramel, hot alcohol, rough round the edges. Palate is full body, lowish carbonation. Lingering liquorice, and spices. Quite sweet and earthy. Cherry and hot alcohol. Rough round the edges. Big bastard of a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3917) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
500ml bottle [Though not really important for the beer’s rating, I have to admit, this bottle (and box) comes in noble fashion and is suitable to create a pleasant anticipation in at least exiguous degree, making one imagine being dislocated to formerly British Empire, immersed in a Gentlemen’s club’s bold leather armchair]. Jet black colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, superbly lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty, chocolately aroma, hints of cherries, roses, heavy perfume, port, a cautious touch of tobacco, matching anticipations if not (self-)fulfilling prophecies. Taste is initially bitter hoppy and dry dark malty, later chocolately notes with moderate, surpressed sweetness come through, additionally notes of cherries, some floral overtones; increasing sweetness till to the slightly vinous finish. Soft carbonation, soft palate, well hidden alcohol - integrated, holistic, harmonious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (2157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Limited edition cask version (11.7%) at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with a good sized tan head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, treacle, nutty, subtle hoppy nuances throughout, cherry and dark fruit undertones, smooth on the palate. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (175) - - SEP 5, 2014
0,5 pullo@ One pint pub. Cafe latten värinen, hento vaahto. Lähes mustan ruskea, samea. Tuoksussa paahteiset ja makeat maltaat, karvas suklaa, tumma siirappi, hieman tummaa hedelmää ja kirsikkaa. Maussa tummaa mallasta, mämmiä, ruista, tummaa suklaata. Alkoholin tuntee, mutta ei todellakaan hyökkäävästi. Täyteläinen suutuntuma. Tällaisesta stoutista minäkin tykkään!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
0,5l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a low off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of cherry. Flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol, some cherries and a hoppy finish. Great.


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