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

bottled
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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.



4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
500ml bottle shared with Finn at Fullers Spreadeagle. Espresso head, two-finger thick. Spotty lacing. Deep rosewood coloured body. Inviting aroma of roasted malts and dark fruits. Comprehensive taste profile including moments of cocoa, vanilla, smoke, plums and a slightly touch of molasses. Lingering warming heat to the ending. Full bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Lovely sipper (Croydon 27.11.2015).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2015
poured nearly black into a handle with a brief tan head & lasting laciness the aroma is malty coffee not too strong there is loads of flavour here full of creamy fruity malty roasted coffee goodness very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
500 ml. bottle. Thanks to my Summer Secret Santa. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and some coffee. Mild bitterness and mild alcohol taste. Well made and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Flaske 500ml på Spreadeagle Croydon 27 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Svart. Så vidt dyp rød i kraftig motlys. Veldig høyt mokkafarget skum. Behagelig aroma av sjokolade & lakris. Smaken innholdsrik. Lett syrlig lakris & vanilje. Tørr ettersmak. Utmerket øl!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4825) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
(Fuller’s Imperial Stout (10.7%)) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.7% Black coloured body, one finger of brown head on top, thick and with good retention, with nice lacing around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, peccans, prunes. Taste of light roasted malts. prunes, fudge, plums, some chocolate too. Full body, good carbonation. Great imperial stout and for a good price.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (489) - - NOV 25, 2015
Black with no head. Black licorice, wine gums, a bit of coffee. Sweet with mild flavour. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (661) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3586) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1224) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, 500mL. @Naintré, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Dark brown coloured, almost black. Has a light brown head, medium duration. roasted aroma, fruity notes, burnt, light acid.


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