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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (3545) - 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

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerohen (2029) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (3230) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nicke80 (204) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (254) - 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 acompańado 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - NOV 9, 2013
Loooti labs stouts. Salds. Grauzdets iesals. Pilniigs kjermenis. Bet smooth dzeras. Iesaku ikvienam. Koka muca. Rugta sokolade kafija

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (478) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 24, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, raisins and hops. Bitter sweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is roasted, bitter, licorice and coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4120) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint into a bulbous ’Fullers’ glass in The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham on 30th Oct 2013. 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?). The body was rich and heavy: did I already mention that? Very sweet, very unhealthy, very alcoholic, very nice.


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