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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (901) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2014
Clear amber dark body with high white long lasting head. Noses is mostly caramel, nutty, toffee, little bit funky with evident alcohol. Taste is malty sweet, light astringent, low medium noble bitterness. Body is full but flat. Good beer, not worth the money if drinked young.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (89) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
500ml bottle pulled out of the fridge for 30 mins, then poured into a tulip. Aroma: Sweet, plums, brown sugar, bready, yeasty Appearance: orange, red, hazy, white foam,w Taste: Sweet, cherry, strawberry notes, caramel, no booze at all Palate: soft carbonation, sticky, long sweet finish, Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2929) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, number 004474, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on February 5 2014; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: malt, grain, alcohol, toffee, slight Cointreau; mouth: malt, grain, alcohol, light banana, alcohol warmth, toffee, astringency, light Cointreau, finale in malt with presence of alcohol, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, 8,5 %, numéro 004475, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 5 février 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, grain, alcool, toffee, très léger Cointreau; bouche : malt, grain, alcool, léger banane, chaleur d’alcool, toffee, astringence, léger Cointreau, finale en malt avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11126) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding. Pours lovely clear red amber with a fine, small, creamy, white head. Aroma has good fresh caramel, red apples, pine and light citrus. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has crisp malts, good caramel, toasted, light vinious. Fine floral and light piney bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle @joes. Copper/Brown color with a offwhite head. It’s darker than the 2012. Smells sweet, caramel, alcohol. Tastes sweet, caramel, bitter, dry and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3863) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ joes (mini vertical). Clear amber to copper colour, small off-white head. Smells glue, alcohol, malts. Tastes malts, caramel, hay, barley wine. Medium body, dry feel, crisp carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Vertical 04-09-10-11-12-13. Clear rusty reddish color, small off-white head. Smell malts, sweetness, some alcohol and overripe fruits. Taste malts, overripe fruits, leaves, slightly sweetness, but also some bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Vertical in 2014 with 2013, 2009, 2005 and 2000 Vintage compared. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, grains, little hops, fruity. TASTE: alcohol, fruity, sweet, some hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
The bottle no. 29071. A very beautiful beer, colour is dark reddish brown, a head is medium and creamy. The nose is quite sweet, dried fruits, orange marmelade and some caramell and herbs. Taste is rich of malts, dried fruits, some wood and caramell, nice bitterness for drying the taste. Almost full bodied, still easy and slippery to drink. At least a fresh as now, this year’s Vintage 2013 isn’t so good as a one year matured 2012 version. This isn’t so rich of nuancees. Tastefull anyway, nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
11/I/14 - 1Pt. 2.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ JorisPPattyn’s place - part of a vertical: 2013, 2009, 2005, 2000 (2014-36) Thanks to PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear copper red beer, big fizzy aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, caramel, some tangerines, sugary, pretty sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit, some caramel, little bitter, orange peel, nice bitter hops. Aftertaste: caramel, some sweetness, sugary, bitter, some citrus, bit spicy. Young but very promising.

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