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Fullerís Past Masters Double Stout

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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Bottled; Special - Past Masters series.
Note: Prior to the official release in bottle of Past Masters Double Stout in 2011, the beer was available as a special at several beer festivals but was badged as Fullerís Imperial Stout. It has not been available in cask format, or under this name since the bottle release. The 10.7% Fullers Imperial Stout released in 2013 is an entirely different beer.

Double Stout is the second in the series, brewed to a recipe from 4th August 1893 Ė a time when ístoutí meant ístrongí. Its signature ingredient is Plumage Archer barley, carefully malted and kilned using 19th Century methods. Dark, brown and creamy this beer is brewed to 7.4% ABV and balances a rich fruity aroma with smoky, bittersweet chocolate notes.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a chalice (sorry about that :)) A: Pours a magnificent dark brown to black color forming a big beige mocca bubbled aired head. Medium retention. Head never disappears completely, leaving only few lacings around S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Bit fruit and alcoholic too T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Delicious roasted bitterness, oh boy! M: Medium creamy body. Good carbonation. Intense roasted bitter aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Kind of excellent beer to stout lovers like me... [ BA Review @ 4/7/2012 ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7808) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, caramel, licorice and coffee finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (396) - - AUG 22, 2014
Like being kicked in the face by a horse with chocolate hooves. Tastes gorgeous. Smells gorgeous. Hangover in a glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Even though Iíve enjoyed a few Fullers beers in the past this caught me by surprise. Really enjoyed it. Poured pretty much black, thin tan head. Aroma, smoke, roasted malts, licorice. Flavour has soy sauce, coffee, chocolate. Some sweetness, bit of dryness, bitterness, lochness. Quite light mouthfeel. Tasty stuff and no mistake.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Really dark, medium dark head. The aroma is a bit weak compared to other isís. The taste is great though, a bit spikey and not too sweet, but with a really long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
When I tried this beer I fell in love. But that was a long long time ago. I raved about the hop quality that made this brew unique. Looking at it now it probably needed to be aged. English hop character in a stout is very nice though and if I can ever get my hands on an english hopped black ipa this beer will at least give me hope for it working out. I am going to rate this from memory as it is no longer available and for what I would give it now instead of the 10/10 i would have given it before trying some of the worlds best beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Black as pitch with a short espresso-like head. Nose is of molasses and soy sauce and a gentle whack of chocolate, coffee and ash. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with upfront soft liquorice and dried figs. The malts are definitely chocolate heavy and combine with the bitterness into a vinous style quite like port. At the end it resolves into leather and a hint of tobacco. A fine beer and a delight to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled 22/02/14. A black beer with barely any head. A slick salty strong stout. Oily notes. Bags of coffee and chocolate flavours. Very nice to drink. A really lovely flavour profile. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Pours black with some carbonation and low latte brown head Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tar, hints of dark fruits Taste has dark chocolate, tar, coffee, hints of caramel Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied with low to medium bitter ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle - BBE date Apr 2014; Drank Oct 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of bitter dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, toffee, lots of smoke, tar. Fruity; dried dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; earthy and spicy peppery hops. Creamy and rich; full bodied. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet-bitter roasty smokey malty with lots of chocolate throughout; dry finish. Lovely Foreign Stout!


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