Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (280) - - NOV 25, 2015
Black with no head. Black licorice, wine gums, a bit of coffee. Sweet with mild flavour. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - NOV 13, 2015
Pours thick black with a very thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate fudge, coffee, vanilla, roasted dark malts, caramel and booze. Creamy and tasty. A wonderful stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dry cacao. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, toasted flavours, cacao, dry, dark chocolate, turns medium bitter and dry in the finish, soft carbonation. Overall: very nice Imperial Stout, well-balanced, complex, not overpowering. Bottle at The Doric Arch, Euston.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, 500mL. @Naintrť, France. With dad. A shining black beer with a big beige creamy head ; medium retention. Roast, toast, coffee (+), red berries (blackberry), smoke, herbs. Medium dry bitter, medium sweet, quite round ; balanced between refershing and warming. Elegant. Full body, medium texture, smooth carbonation, bittersweet coffee lasting finish, light warming background. Overall, delicious beer ! Beautiful, nice toasty coffee aroma, well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8103) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Dark brown coloured, almost black. Has a light brown head, medium duration. roasted aroma, fruity notes, burnt, light acid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
roasty, chocolate, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, nice harmonic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1646) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
0,5l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv en mark. Zwart met een crŤme kraag. Geur is sojasaus espresso en cacao. Smaak begint serieus met chocolade daarna ook wat ziltig, dropachtig mooi zacht in de afdronk niet heel erg vol. Co2 Is laag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2198) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours Black with a handsome Beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. A touch boozy. Really delicious flavour. Well rounded and smooth. Chocolatey with a slightly savoury component. A ígrown upí beer. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (924) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours dark brown with nice brown head. Aroma is bitter, coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark riped berries, slight toffee, sweet dark plums, raisins, Taste is is bitter with some sweetness, coffee, roasted, toffee, dark chocolate, some water in taste, slight alcohol. Full bode, Coffee bitter finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1220) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2015

500 ml boxed bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear deep blackish brown colour with a thin ring of yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasted for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Rich, fragrant and sweet strongly-roasted malt, with plum, strong caramel and toffee, cream, floral, dark chocolate, sugar, quite strong alcohol, yeast and light grass. Complex and subtle!

Taste: Strong sweet, strongly-roasted dark malt, with strong black coffee, dark chocolate, strong plums, strong burnt toast, strong caramel, soy sauce, sugar, strong alcohol, yeast, liquorice, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass. Impressive!

Body: Medium body; Quite thin but slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Dark malt attack right away! Very strong and roasty, yet in a rather thin background. Complex taste starts with initially strong soy sauce, then the cream, sugar, strong booze and liquorices, followed by strong plums, burnt toast, lemony bitter hops, strong black coffee and caramel. Not much rose bud or oatís smoothness. You can identify all the taste sequentially. The 10.7% booze is very well hidden, easy to go down with strong liquorice and no knock-on. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Floral and light grass in nose. Strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is already strong and boosted by roasty maltís burnt toast for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Very roasty, sweet and malty to mouth.

Comments: When it comes to big beers, Fullerís seems to do them majestically. With this RIS, its aroma and taste are intense and complex at all fronts, yet without going mind-blistering like the American craft brews. The best thing is that it can be subtle when it matters, namely the booze, citrusy hops, sweetness and even malt richness. It doesnít hit me as much as North Coastís Old Rasputin, but itís definitely a classy RIS, and I love it!

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