Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
"A strong amber coloured ale, boasting a sweet, nutty flavour, with rich dark tones."
Ingredients: Pale malt and Crystal malt; Target, Challenger and Northdown hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2006
Amber, firm head. Aroma a bit buttery, quite sweet. Flavor goes with aroma, just adds a touch of bitterness. Nice full-bodied ale, not very wintery, though. As usual, Fuller’s doesn’t disappoint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2006
Very very buttery, this is like drinking butter. Also high bitterness which isn’t too crisp. This is kinda altbier like and has some tones from czech and russian lagers. I’m not quite sure what this has to do with winter, but I gladly drink it. Lacks the flowery and fruity tones I often find in english ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13403) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2006
Bottle at home - bought at ISO - shared with Mette. Brown - light brown head. High malty, bread, light sweetness, caramel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 First rating from 2009
500 ml bottle
Sweet heavy malty scent, lots of butter and toffee. Clear light brown color, tan head. Lots of butter and toffee taste with a bitter aftertaste. High bitterness.

Bottle at SÖ meeting in Gothenburg January 15, 2011
Clear copper color, small off-white head. Sweet, malty, butter, butterscotch scent. Metallic, malty, butter, bitter taste. Lingering dry bitterness. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, high bitterness. Metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 Pours brown/red. Butter fudge, toffee aroma. Round and silky notes. Apricots. English fruitcake. A bit peppery flavour with some hoppy notes. Round toffee taste. Grape, citrus peel afterbitterness. Burned crispbread. Medium body. Second try: (Old bottle, best before 02/11/07) Pours reddish brown. The aroma is malty with tones of caramel, toffee and bread. Some grassy and orangey hops are also present. Sweet fruity and subtle spicy. The flavour is malty and light hoppy with tones of caramel, grass and oranges. Light sweet and light to medium bitter. Hints of fruits in the flavour as well. Bit oxidised. The mouthfeel is soft and almost velvety but a bit syrupy. Light medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. This beer is a bit “overripe” but still with a sting of that good old Fullers quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Bottle. Amber with a firm off-white foam. Malty and slightly burnt tones. Medium body with bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle. Fantastic butterscotch, caramel aroma. Nuts, cream, butter. Great. Almost hazy red-brown colour, head disappearing. Nutty, walnut, butter, saltyness in the taste. Great bitter but not sharp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma is malt and hops. Taste mainly is roast malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Clear reddish brown with a quickly diminishing head. Heavy malts, nuts and caramel in the aroma. Flavour is a bit watery but quite pleasant, brown sugar and everything from the aroma is found in the flavour. Mild bitter aftertaste. Well balanced ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4528) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle: a copper red colour with a thick white head, a deep earthy aroma, a rich taste, with caramel, malt, nuts, and spiced fruit, leaving a long lasting bitter fruit aftertaste. Warming and satisfying.

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