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


on tap

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2008
(Bottle) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head leaving traces of lacing. Malty, nutty nose with dark fruit, caramel, dark rye bread, orange peel and a hint of chocolate. Malty, nutty taste with toffee, chocolate, dark rye bread, dark fruit and a touch of orange and earthy hops in the finish. Lovely balance. Slightly above medium body, smooth mouthfeel, balanced sweetness. Nice beer. In short: toffee, nuts, chocolate and orange in harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2008
[Archive] Full, toffee aroma with a hint of fresh hops. Small head, dark copper colour. Not as sweet as I expected, nor as full bodied either. Doesn’t quite live up to the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1884) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Redish brown. Just a little bit of head. Aroma: Malt and burnt caramel. Taste: Malt and some caramel. Slightly bitter. Warming. Info: 500ml bottle, 29/11-2007

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
Dark amber w/ light brown ring of foam. Sweet, spicy aroma of brown sugar & cinnamon w/ background of roasty malts. Sweet, syrupy feel. Well-balanced flavour w/ a bitter, peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
[1241-20080401] Tap. Toasted grains aroma has a bit of smoky malt. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy alcoholic toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body seems undercarbonated. Excellent and drinkable.
(@ BeerBistro; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2008
Tasted 06/06/2008. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits. Pours bright copper with an off-white disappearing head. Nice aroma of nutty malt, fruity tea and peppery herbs. Caramal and nutty malts carry an unexpectedly hoppy flavour - herbs, spice, and other things nice. A little old 200gsm papery note tells me the age. Long firmly bitter finish with lingering herbal note. Lollyish and bready malt notes come through later. Medium weight, light-medium carbonation. Really nice drop, pleasingly more bitter than I expected but just a little older and duller than I’d like it. I’m sure it is a cracker straight off cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy and deep amber with a lacing off-white head. Fruity and malt driven aroma. Flavour is roasted malt with a light acidic touch and a light toffee malt note. Fruity and bitter hoppy flavours following before a more breadish malt flavour re-conquers the palate. Ends medium dry and bitter. Nice and light malt spice English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
Draught at beerbistro. Pours a clear amber with an average size creamy off-white head -- looks nice. Slightly mild aroma is sweet & malty with a hint of nuts and fruit and some mild sugary sweetness. Flavour of caramel malt, fruit, light hops, a touch of alcohol and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 English RB rating # 200. Botella. Clear red-brown colour with a medium short lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, spice and bitter hops. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with caramel, toasted malt, spices, some dark fruits, nuts and pleasant bitter hops. Sweet and bitter spiced malty finish. Nice brew indeed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1702) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2008
On draft. Pours a dark amber with a nice full off-white head that diminishes but lingers at a quarter inch and rings the glass nicely. Aroma is hop flower and spice. Taste is caramel and maple syrup with a sweet toasted malt character that is terrific. The finish is a mild hop bitterness that is well balanced with the sweetness. A really terrific winter warmer.

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