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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: 225   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.


4.2
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Appearance: black, small brown head. Taste: light sweet, some bitterness. Palate: light bitterness getting quite strong, medium to long dry finish. Overall: nice Foreign Stout, maybe slightly on the bitter side. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from La Cave du Haut Jura - St Laurent-en-Grandvaux (F). Black beer with average tan head. Torrefied aromas, chocolate-coffee, licorice, tobacco and leather. The taste is roasted but soft with the same note as in aroma. Silky and smooth texture. Notes of toffy-licorice, earth, rusk, complex torrefaction and smoke point. Dry, bitterness of hops and roasting melted, pleasurable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wihlan (305) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
Helt okej! Inte den bästa struten jag druckit. Långt ifrån Fullers vanliga kvalitet. Besviken på doften smaken däremot var bra. Mycket brända toner kan förnimma mig om lite lakrits med. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1531) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
Heavy alcohol aroma with some chocolate. No alcohol taste but a good taste of coffee, chocolate and easy laktris. The aftertaste is of good coffee flavor that fills the mouth a long time. Excellent beer! Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (183) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Systemet. 50cl Limited Edition 10.7 vol%. Pitch black body with darkbrown firm head. Heavy roasted malt in the nose. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Caramell and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Liquorice, roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, liquorice, chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1868) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
50 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Mulmur. Deep brown, almost black. Very thin head. Heavily rosed malt and resin aroma. Dark chocolate. Strong resin and green veg flavour, bright hops, then a bitter coffee roasted malt on the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (592) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Sour damp concrete nose. Rich thick tan head. Medium full mouth feel with good density and some long dry rich earthy sappiness. Polished with a degree of class and a dark lingering roastiness at the end. Really impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2622) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
A two year old bottle pouring a deep dark black-brown, it has a tart vinous nose with notes of soy sauce and just faintly of chocolate and smoke. Thereís more umami on the palate, along with faintly sour and burnt-bitter liquorice and bitter chocolate. A hoppy bitter and burnt finish retains that woody soy edge. I wish now that Iíd tried it fresh on cask for comparison.


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