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

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5238) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of coffee and cream, ash, liquorice, toffee, berries, bitter chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet, toffee, roasted malts, ash, liquorice, coffee and cream, chocolate, light fruity, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Great stuff, but why does it have to be so bloody expensive?!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (3638) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - initially elusive then dark chocolate with sweet liquorice. Like black part of allsorts. Taste - more dark chocolate and more sweet liquorice with a coconut note as backdrop. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and a long dry and balanced finish. Overall - i love the crumbly liquorice allsort texture.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Thick black motor oil with frothy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Taste is light roast, followed by coffee, chocolate, and a hint of cherry, finishes smooth with light bitter roast, full bodied, with medium carbonation. Exceptionally smooth and well rounded, gets better as it warms, very nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1672) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours jet black with limited tan head and minimal lacing. Nose is roasty and some floral. Flavours are espresso, some bitter chocolate, lots of earthy bitterness and a decent amount of flowery notes in there as well. Some dark fruit, maybe cherry. Taste is big sweet and big/med bitter. Medium to full body with an oilyness to the finish and medium carbonation with lasting dry bitterness. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - 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 (195) - 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 (384) - 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 (6264) - 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 (269) - 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 (1488) - Aarhus, 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!


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