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

bottled
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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Pitch black pour with a small beige head. Loads of roast, toasty chocolate, some vanilla and some light tar. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (756) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin offwhite head. Aromas of cocoa, slight vanilla, coffee roast, caramel malt, some hops, cocoa. Taste is pretty hoppy, cocoa, vanilla, some coffee roast, lots of malt. Pretty smooth and classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
500ml bottle from the lcbo. Black with a tan head. Unique aroma. Flavour Is a little thin. I wanted this to be so much more but I canít help feeling I little disappointed. The conditioning on a beer this big is magnificent so fullers is showing itís skill in that regard. I just want more intensity and a more robust punch of flavour with a bigger mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nearly black dark brown with moderate-sized, creamy beige head. Aroma is rich and malty with cocoa, dark fruit, smoke, licorice and salt. Flavour is remarkably rich with lots of dark chocolate, cherries, molasses, dark roast and herbal bitterness. Soft, silky mouthfeel. Quite impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1860) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Malty Aroma with strong notes of chocolate. Sweet flavor. Lots of chocolate. Creamy palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2644) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottled:
Black with ruby edges. Nice head.
Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit, nuts and some peat.
Taste is plums, raisins, licorice, chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and peat leading to a warming finish.
Well balanced and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, roasted, malt, smoked, malt, coffee and wood, flavor of coffee, chocolate, wood and vanilla, medium to full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1720) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Nuchtere Noorden Tasting
Een imperial stout van Fullers van 10,7!% Die had ik niet verwacht. En het is een hele mooie! Prachtig in balans, met tonen van koffie en chocolade. Beide niet te veel. Goeie body en fijne carbo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (229) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Strong/medium aroma with salty licorice, licorice, some sweetness and a hint of alcohol. Almost pitch black with some red/brown notes. Light/Medium, light brown head. Strong taste with a bit dominating salty licorice and licorice. Also chocolate, a bit roasted malts, a hint of vanilla and in the end some hops. Very balanced with wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste of malts and chocolate. Medium/thick palate with medium/low carbonation. Near to the perfection with some dominating taste properties and too light palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (2345) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
@Nuchtere Noorden Tasting I, 10.7%, 500 ml. schenkt zwart met fijne bruine kraag. Aroma van volle chocolade en volmoutigheid, lekker !. smaken zijn enorme volle en dikke romige smaken, goede volle chocolade, volmoutig, matig bittertje, iets fruitigheid in de ondertonen, zacht en heerlijk dik... ook iets van koffie maar niet al te veel... volle body, romig, afdronk lange chocolade tonen, super lekker, enkel wat whisky lagering kan hem nog boosten, maar nu al heerlijk !


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