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


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RATINGS: 253   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium sherry, toasty, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, raisin, prune. Medium-light roasty. Light apricots, Appearance: Dark brown body with red highlights. Small, light-brown head. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium-high pepper, Medium licorice, molasses, Light burnt. Medium-high bitterness. Medium malty, bready, sweetness. Dry finish with lingering pepper, licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium-warming. Medium body, Medium carbonation, creamy, velvet. Overall: Powerful, complex. WOW! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 13F. Russian Imperial Stout In possible celebration of a great gift!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (5078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2014
Dark black in the glass, intense dark roasted-malty nose. The beer itself starts intense. Viscous, lots of roasted malt, very intense. In the mainpart is there a little bit of stout-typical sourness, which makes this beer at 10.7% and its high viscosity quite highly drinkable. Very dry in the end, Espresso, dark chocolate (which also has this slightly sourness, if over 90% cocoa), roasted dark bread. The aftertaste is long, intense. Only slightly bitter. Absolutely smooth, only a little bit warming, but the 10.7% are hard to taste - nearly no alcohol visible.
--> An absolute great brew! I don’t know what to make better here! --> 15/13/15/15

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerohen (2061) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (3746) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask at old joint stock, brum
3.85 a half but fully worth it. Pours unctuous oily black with brown highlights and charcoal lacing. Fairly timid nose, some coffee and chocolate. Rich, full bodied, warming but drinks well below its strength. Molasses, tobacco, coffee, smooth with long finish. I’m definitely buying a bottle!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nicke80 (248) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. 2014 year tap. Pours black with little beige head. Liqourice aroma with hints of fruits. Rich imperial taste with liqourice, chocolate and some coffee. Super nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (271) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 1, 2014
Aroma a notas de maltas tostadas, chocolate y ligeramente cacao y café. En cuanto a su apariencia, color completamente negro, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma ligera de baja retención. En boca cremosa, muy bien equilibrada con un final ligeramente dulce con motas a chocolate. Al paladar es una cerveza compleja ya que presenta un excelente equilibrio, sin embargo en ciertas partes del trago se percibe un ligero amargor acompañado del sabor a chocolate, así cómo un ligero final dulce. También se percibe una buena cremosidad y utilizada. un ligero sabor que recuerda a la leche entera y al café, y se distingue que las notas cremosas son aportadas por la avena utilizada. En resumen hablamos de una excelente cerveza, la cual se disfruta ampliamente y en cada uno de sus tragos esconde su potencia alcohólica y sus 10.7 grados de alcohol. Exquisita!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small off-white head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, nice. Tastes roasty, chocolate, deep, lovely. Full body, silky feel, low carbo. Lovely stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewerale (72) - - DEC 21, 2014
Muita expectativa para tomar essa cerveja. Apresentou cor negra com média formação de espuma marrom que mantém uma fina camada perene durante toda degustação. Aroma maravilhoso, notas de torrefação, lúpulo, baunilha, chocolate amargo, frutas vermelhas e sugestão de café. O sabor acompanha o aroma, se destacando o chocolate amargor, a baunilha e as frutas vermelhas, já o lúpulo e o café surgem no retrogosto com agradável dulçor e amargor. Encorpada com baixa drinkability e final longo, já o álcool está muito bem inserido e não é percebido. Quase perfeita!!! Agora é guardar a outra garrafa por 10 anos e fazer nova avaliação.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (2080) - 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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (194) - 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 !

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