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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Deep black pour with a thin dark brown head. The aroma is great - rich fudgey aroma with a slightly herbal hop bitterness and a lot of rich sweet chocolate malt flavour. Booze is very well hidden with just a touch of slightly salty character. Lightly fruity and a little bit peppery. A slightly fruity note underneath the cocoa and chocolate. It sneaks up on you but it’s a very lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (151) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Couleur : noir très foncée, avec une mousse brune assez importante mais qui disparaît vite, petite carbonation, nez de fruits noirs, légère touche de réglisse et aussi de houblons, peu d’arômes de malts, sucres résiduels, mais bel équilibre dans l’ensemble, légère touche d’alcool également (chaleur persistante)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crlnts (373) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Very dark cola. Soft carbonation. Beige head, quickly disappearing. Nicely hoppy and roasted aroma. Sweet, syrupy, black chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5878) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
bottledavvero scura schiuma media discreta petsistenza cioccolato fondente frutta sotto spirito tostatofrutta secca buon corpo leggero amAro finale piuttosto intensa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deepeary (202) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pitch black pour. Roasted malt, bitter cacao, licorice, cherry sweetness. Nice classic stout taste. Creamy carbonation. I didn’t detect the rose. Very balanced. ABV well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1289) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle @ dangerous bottleshare 5.0 . Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, liquorice, weak coffee, dark fruits, cocoa and some roasted notes as well. The taste has some dark sweet malts, chocolate, liquorice, roasted notes and weak coffee. Very basic and malty imperial stout which was actually quite enjoyable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (836) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Pitch black pour with a small beige head. Loads of roast, toasty chocolate, some vanilla and some light tar. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (343) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin offwhite head. Aromas of cocoa, slight vanilla, coffee roast, caramel malt, some hops, cocoa. Taste is pretty hoppy, cocoa, vanilla, some coffee roast, lots of malt. Pretty smooth and classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2243) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
500ml bottle from the lcbo. Black with a tan head. Unique aroma. Flavour Is a little thin. I wanted this to be so much more but I can’t help feeling I little disappointed. The conditioning on a beer this big is magnificent so fullers is showing it’s skill in that regard. I just want more intensity and a more robust punch of flavour with a bigger mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nearly black dark brown with moderate-sized, creamy beige head. Aroma is rich and malty with cocoa, dark fruit, smoke, licorice and salt. Flavour is remarkably rich with lots of dark chocolate, cherries, molasses, dark roast and herbal bitterness. Soft, silky mouthfeel. Quite impressive.


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