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


on tap

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Mainly bottle conditioned; Special. Has been seen on cask.

This limited edition brew is a unique collaboration between brewery and beer writer. Melissa Cole brought her vast experience to the tasting table and helped us deliver a stout worth writing home about.

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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (328) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle of 50cl, boxed, in a pint glass; room temperature. Woaw, that was one of the best stout I’ve ever try. Great deep dark colour (the light won’t pass through it). Little creamy brown fuzzy head. Great and powerfull aroma of dark cherries; as the taste which is overhelmed by cherries and chocolate (with notes of roses). Go buy it ! Now !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Mar 2015 - 500ml, boxed, 10.7%, 2013 vintage. Black, big foamy tan head if forced. Head doesn’t endure. Aroma is chocolate syrup, wholewheat bread, booze. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is liquorice forward, lots of bready malt, spice and booze, chocolate, grassy finish. None of the rose petal comes through. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7989) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in November 2013. Black with a medium tan head. Smooth with roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit and chocolate. Balanced and nicely drinkable. A tasty one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdg (158) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Black color, brown head - Intense roasted malt, aroma of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, especially plums, some earthy hops - slightly sweet at first, heavily bitter taste afterwards - full body, rather smooth and creamy texture, soft to average carbonation - long bitter finish with hints of roasted malt and coffee beans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle on Eurostar or Thalys London - Brussels - Rotterdam, Friday 13th March 2015 in company of Dad & Barry Cracked open shortly after zipping through Mechelen, still drinking as we arrived in Answer Centraal. Black as yer at, with a tan head. both smooth and tangalicious at the same time. Oily, tangy, and with a roasty bitterness. Really enjoying this, some hops showing, nice floral and chocolate combination, really good. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (511) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours pitch black with a brown head and nice lacing. The taste is of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, toasted malts and boozy. Excellent as a sipping beer, and will age quite nicely I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Noire foncée, belle mousse brune persistante. Magnifique bière. Au nez très fruitée, fruits noirs principalement, réglisse, houblonnage agréable. Maltage toasté chocolat. Alcool bien intégré. En bouche pareil avec pas mal de sucres résiduels, très fruitée, réglisse, toastage fin et agréable chocolat noir, avec une alcoolisation qui accompagne magnifiquement bien... pas de sensation de chaleur désagréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10431) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a tan head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, little cherry. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 010315

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (1176) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Shared bottle at home, present from Anne & Frode. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, cherries, dark dried fruits. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee. Bitter finish with some roasted notes. Smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
50 cl bottle Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocholate in the aftertaste. A lovely Imperial stout

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