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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1284) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Pours light amber with a large foamy head that settles fairly quickly. Aroma is caramel, figs, malt, honey, hay. Taste is caramel, honey, orange zest, hay, slight boozy notes. Not the best vintage, but still good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Cool_Bond (1251) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
Meaningless drinking beer. Dull taste and smell. Thin aftertaste. This beer I do not understand that you can drink. I feel bad just to drink this beer. YIKES! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (385) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 500ml 2013 vintage bottle, pours cloudy dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of apricots, maple syrup, raisins, plums and herbs. Taste is similar to the aroma, strong and complex also with some sweetness and a hint of liquorice, possibly dark muscovado sugar. Warming as it is high on alcohol, however you can’t taste or smell it. Medium body with thick creamy texture and low carbonation. The beer also comes in a very appealing presentation-box and bottle. Very pleasant and luxurious to sip, like a glass of fine cognac.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Cask at GBB ’13, 15/08/13. Lightly hazed dark amber with a verythin off white head. Nose is dark fruit mash, light caramel, sugars, figs, raisens. Taste comprises raisens, caramelised sugars, dark fruits, fruit loaf, figs, dates. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish with a touch of booze. Drinkable stuff but you can tell it’s not quite ready yet, a little unrefined and raw around the edges, revisit in 5 years time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Toffee malty, caramelish, light sweet and subdued bitter. Lingering caramelish into the finish. Mild bitterness to counterbalance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Cask at Old Joint Stock; clear chestnut brown with thin bubbly beige head, fruity aroma, fruity sweet taste candied fruits, warming alcohol finish, slight bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Raisins, sultanas and dates in the aroma. Tangy, fruity and malty taste with notes of honey, toffee, sultanas and apricot. I am sure it will get better with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. An amber/brown coloured pour with a small white head on top. Sweet, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes is similar, quite sweet, fruity, caramel, vanilla, rich. This is only young but I bet it’ll be a cracker in 10 years time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - AUG 15, 2013
Sat and waited for the huge queue to go down at GBBF. Clear brown with very little head. Eventually the head disappears altogether. Smells of strawberry and caramel, with slight vinegar. Taste is toned down strawberry, malts, raisin, liquer. Body is medium to light with low carbonation. I kept thinking of strawberry sorbet or strawberry jam with this one, but the beer didn’t knock me off my feet overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Tap at GBBF 2013. Clear amber/copper beer with a small beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, syrup, toffee, raisins, dades, vanilla notes, pear, grapes, roasted notes, biscuits, some spices, some plum. Fruity malty flavor, toffee, raisins, caramel, prunes, grassy notes, warming alcohol, spicy notes, fruit cake, some cookie dough. Good and will probably mature with time.

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