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


on tap

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (745) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly beacon with a thin, tan head. Aroma has nice notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits. Taste starts out with dark fruits and roasty espresso, then moves to dark chocolate, and ends with a coffee bitterness. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with mild alcohol warmth. Overall a well-made imperial stout. Lots of roast, coffee, and dark fruits. Now to age one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (283) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Very nice rich aroma, tons of chocolate, soy sauce, coffee and dark malts. Completely black with a creamy brown head. Tastes nice but not overly complex, upfront notes of chocolate and dark malt, finishes sweet, smoky with leafy hops in the finish. Kind of too light bodied for the style for my taste, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1985) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
500 mL bottle. Pitch black, but not as much head as some Impys. Lotsa hops and molasses in the nose; smells very American. The taste is much the same. The hops are utilized perfectly, beautifully balancing the roasty malt. There is well done toast and coffee in there as well. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansongreg89 (10) - CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
A thin wisp and collar sat on top of a dark, heavy looking body. The nose confirmed this was going to be a heavy, rich brew. Port like esters hit my nose, slightly over roasted malts also appeared in the aroma: this has a great smell. The taste was a mixture of sweet malty molasses that gave hints of chocolate, dark fruits, old red wine, Port and root liquorice sticks (remember those?).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1810) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Fat på Bishop Gustav. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kaffe, rostad malt, jord, laktris med toner av russin och körsbär. Rund och len, lagom sötma, välbalanserad och mycket smakrik. Riktigt gott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1173) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Sweet, raisins, spicy, licorice, coffee, alcohol, all blended in a rich cocktail. Black colour, medium beige head, lacing. Big sweetness, medium bite, salty, rich and rewarding. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, sweet,,warming and salty finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks David K. for this bottle. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, a licorice note and a bit of alcohol. Rather dry flavor with light sweetness, cocoa, roast, a bit of dark fruits and some bitterness. Medium to full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (979) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
Black with small, tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Flavour has roasted bitterness, dark caramel and coffee bitternes. Blackcurrant or dark cherries and perhaps some dark chocolate. Long, sticky and smooth finish with warming alcohol. Straightforward but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (916) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Flaska hos god vän, tack Stefan. Svartbrun vätska. Dofter av choklad och rostade kaffebönor. Söt smak där man känner igen chokladen. Eldig och fyllig munkänsla. Denna var godkänd då smaken aldrig övergår i brända bildäck.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerohen (2044) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Opaque black, beige head. Very, very complex nose of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, raisins, hops, bit earthy even. Bittersweet flavor, chocolate and some coffee again, hops are more present than in aroma, licorice, little bit of fruit, perfectly balanced. Thick mouthfeel. Fantastic stuff, i really couldn’t get enough of this. May actually be the best Imperial Stout i know, amazing!

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