Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The first beer in the Past Masters series we have chosen to recreate is XX, a strong ale which is perfect for bottle conditioning. Brewed at 7.5% ABV, with the original recipe first used on September 2, 1891, it is dark, rich and full flavoured, with a distinctly warming character. XX is deeply satisfying, and an unforgettable experience for those who love traditional English beer. Fullerís Past Masters XX Strong Ale will be available in 500ml bottles from the Fullerís Brewery Shop and in selected Fullerís pubs. You can also buy Past Masters online.

SilkTork's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - FEB 16, 2013
Chris Oís FullersGales Tasting Feb 2012. Amber. Aged aroma. Light fruit. Soft carbonation. Pleasant. Some warmth. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in 2011. (BB Dec 2013) A bit hazy copper with a medium head. Fairly vinous aroma of dried fruit, caramel and malt. Similar taste. Also notes of port wine. Old but still drinkable. An ok one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (969) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle 50 cl. Copper-amber color with excellent white head. Aroma: malt and toffee, floral hop aroma. Taste: strong, wine (white port), malty, nice and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
A lightly hazed reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice sweet vinous malt with treacle, surranated hops, dark fruits, plums, licorice, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, faint oxidized notes, treacle, light grassy hops, resinous character, plums and figs, well done. Bottle Bb Dec 2013.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (75) - - JAN 7, 2015
Much nicer than the 1914 X. Has been aged a bit, donít know under what conditions. The usual fullers marmaldey flavours, and a strong cinnamon "hot rots" taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (1895) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a clear somewhat coppery color, topped with a medium white head. Malty aroma, some spices in there and some alcohol notes. Malty taste, thereís some caramel present, some roasty feel and some alcohol to give it that strong feel (not completely nice though). Not bad really, but not that good either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (486) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle @ home. Cellared for 4 years. Orange infused dark amber color with an off white head and nice lacing. Sweet & warm aroma. Vinous raisins & dates, maltiness, caramel, toffee & biscuits. Hints of oranges, marzipan, spices and wood. Big mouth feel, medium carbonation and with warming alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate vinous with raisins. Caramel, toffee, bread, biscuits, orange marmalade and some spiciness. For a short while oxidation (due to my aging) gets through along with hints of metal and band-aid at low levels, that the other flavors canít hide, to an almost unpleasant level in the mid taste. But then, aftertaste hits in and has a well defined and balanced woody bitterness that makes this beer finish nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
Pint @ a local bar. Dark amber body with a medium head. Malty, with influences of port wine. Overall raisiny. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
bottle, courtesy of pivnizub. Copper-brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty and pleasantly hoppy with a resiny character. Hints of raisins and nuts. Delicious strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark ruby amber colour with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is pleasant, sweet malts, floral hops, slight spice. Flavour is a little peppery, sweet malts, burnt toffee, fruit, burnt toffee. A bit of strength is evident but always say there is nowt wrong with that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at MalmŲ beer and whiskey festival. Sweet with fruity-aromas, oranges, citrus and some more earthy like herbs and dirt.

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