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Fuller’s Past Masters Double Stout

Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: Foreign Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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 Fuller’s 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 – a time when ’stout’ meant ’strong’. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1490) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wihlan (403) - Malmö, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, 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 öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (901) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4144) - 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. There’s 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 I’d tried it fresh on cask for comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6362) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Room temp bottle. Black, decent foamy off-white head endures. Smell is quite metallic, a bit soapy, some toffee. Body is medium, bit foamy. Taste - milk chocolate up front, redcurrents, ashy finish. Smell and body aren’t great, but the taste keeps me coming back to it. Quite nice, and I’ll give this one the benefit of the doubt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Sort i farven, med beige skum. Aroma av søtlig kaffe og noe røyk. Relativt fresk i nasen! Smaken er preget av sjokolade og brentmalt, og dette i kombinasjon med en ganske markant bitterhet og betydelig fylde gjør dette til en øl som sloss noen hakk over sin vektklasse. Strålende britisk øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom. Black, opaque with tan ring, roast, ink, blackberries and soy aroma, umami, delicate roast, coffee and soy taste. Medium-to-full body, smooth texture, delicate body.

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