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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2007
A dark amber, reddish color with a frothy beige head. A hoppy and spicy aroma. Full-bodied malt flavor with some bitterness from the hops. Caramel and hints of nuts in the flavor, even some chocolate coming thru. Leaves a sticky bitter palate. Overall very deep in taste with added freshness from the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2007
Clear, dark amber with a light off-white head that begins quite thin but quickly dissipates to form circles around the edge of the glass, interspersed with small islands of carbonation. Amazing spicy fruit notes with hints of caramel and a sharp hoppiness. Roasted malt flavours amidst sweet caramel qualities with some of the spice indicated in the aroma coming through. Quite full on the tongue and fills the palate with a mild but long resiny finish from the hops. No forthright complexity, but nicely balance and overall another top Fullerís brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark orange. Yellowish light off-white head. Honey and wood make up most of the slightly toasty, leathery, apricot-like aroma. Sweetish and also honey laden palate of medium size and carbonation. Nothing extravagant, a bit dull and rough-edged at times even.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
[Sampled in 2005.] A true Fuller caused by the yeast. Fullbodied and nice bitter, soft and some spices.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/15/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Jax

deep amber, whispy head, rich malty aroma with touch of spices, rich malt flavor with lots of esb type bitterness,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2007
courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright ruby-brown colour with a little foam made of big bubbles; nice lace; impressive nutty, malty and woody nose with notes of almonds in the background; low carbonation and a good, regualr malt body; a late bitterness before a long nutty, malty finish - brilliant

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 15 Jul 2007 Bottle 500ml. A satisfying aroma of malts, nuts and dried fruit. Pours a lovely copper red with a good tan head. Lovely flavours, with the malt and hops shining through and blending well with nutty, fruity flavours, and a hint of deep roast coffee. A good full body and good carbonation. Smooth on the palate with delicious lingering tastes. A fine strong ale from Fullers. Good all year round. 13 Jan 2008 Draft pint at The Carpenters Arms, Bransgore, Dorset. Same pour and look, although the head was smaller and did not last long. However, this was altogether a different beer. It was nowhere near as tasty as the bottled version and seemed somewhat thinner. If I was rating the draft pint alone, I would say aroma 5, appearance 3, flavour 7, palate 3 and overall 14. It was a bit of a let down, really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6767) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
Chestnut coloured with a slight white head. Aroma of toffee, molasses and mincemeat. Flavour was of Christmas cake with plenty of nuts. Finish was bitter to offset all the sweetness. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2007
Clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, butter, brown sugar and honey. Medium body, sweetish flavour of bush honey, nuts, earthy spicy hops. Very good, quite similar to Jšmtlands Tiotaggare.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
Looks amazing - deep ruby amber with a firm off-white head. Strong nose of rich tea biscuits, honey and slight raisins. Flavous is also good, with a well-rounded combination of sweet malty fruit developing into a thirst-quenching, lasting bitter palate. A very nice beer - can Fullers do no wrong?


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