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


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RATINGS: 492   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - NOV 19, 2010
500ml bottle, white-yellow semithick head. Copper colour. Aromas of raisins, citrus,. Flavors of citrus and dates, hops. bitter end. Reminds me of Fuller’s ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (783) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2016
Pours caramel brown with medium thick white head. Aroma is fruity, apricot, grapes, raisin, caramel, light citrus, leather, butterscotch, nuts, some spices. Taste is bitter, citrus, oily, raisin, some tropical sweet fruits, caramel, fat, nuts, almond, nutmeg, some vanilla. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Many thanks to Leighton for this hard to find Fuller’s! As ’Fuller’s Old Winter Ale’, 5.3%, 2013 bottling. Dark amber orange, lightly sparkling, clear, foamy dense tan head, thick lacing. Aroma is fruity and biscuity – lots of rhubarb crumble, also red apple. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, foamy. Taste is a touch watery but with toffee and red berries. A pretty enjoyable beer overall. (3.4)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s garbage share. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean caramel color with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of biscuit and caramel. Taste is also sweet and rich with notes of caramel, biscuit and grains. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear clear orange amber coloured pour with a a frothy beige head. Aroma is jammy fruits, raspberry ribble, nutty malts, light toast. Flavour is composed of sweet toffee, toast, nutty malts, berry fruits. Held up pretty well. Palate is semi sweet, moderate frothy carbonation, semi drying finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Bulgaria. Vintage 2013. Pours clear orange-gold with a big, foamy yellowish head. The nose holds light toffee, ripened citrus fruits, bread. Medium sweet flavour with notes of marmalade, dried caramel, bready malts, light leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Finishes with moderate sweetness, light brown sugar, toasty bread, mellow earth, candied fruits, English yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle, big thanks to LKS. it pours clear mahogany brown with a massive foamy off-white head. The aroma is rich, woody, earth, leather, damson jelly, dried fruits, blackberry cordial and candy. The taste is dry, woody, leather, bitter - sweet, juicy, jammy berry, damson, caramel, plum, wood, leather and earth with a dry, woody finish. Medium body + and moderate carbonation. Light alcohol comes through. Rather decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin, big thanks to Leighton, 19/09/16. Chestnut brown to amber with a well appointed off beige cap of bubbles. Nose is toffee, fruit loaf, toasted sugars, dates, almond. Taste comprises earthy fruits, fig pudding, caramel notes, brown bread, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. An OK strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a clear copper. Head is medium sized, foamy, beige and lasts well. Aroma is of earthy hops and sweet biscuity malts; orange marmalade, juniper berries, toffee and nuts. Flavour is smooth with a light earthy hop bitterness; lightly toasted brown bread, candied orange peel, cranberries, dried currants, caramel, almond flakes and a dry/earthy finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, watery texture and a decent length finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (819) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Kirkas, punertavanruskea olut pienehköllä, mutta kivan pysyvän vaahtoreunuksen omaavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksu maltaisen karamellinen, hieman pähkinäinen, humaloidun oloinen. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen ja keskiasteisesti hiilihapotettu. Maku alussa maltaisen karamellinen, mutta tuo pehmeä karamellisuus kääntyy nopeasti ruohoiseksi ja havuiseksi, kevyesti katkeran ja kuivan humaloiduksi sekä lopussa greippiseksi kokonaisuudeksi. Sanotaan näin, että ihan kiva, mutta vähän pliisua.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3887) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
Clear light brown, constant foam coming out of bottle. Thus lots of light brown lacing foam. Light caramel aroma, caramel notes in taste, light bitterness. Decent beer. (Velp 201606)

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