Fuller's Brewer's Reserve No 4 Oak Aged Ale Armagnac

 
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Formerly brewed at Fuller's Brewery (Asahi)
Style: Strong Ale - English
Chiswick, England

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The fourth incarnation of Brewer’s Reserve spent a year in the Fuller’s cellar in rare Comte de Lauvia Armagnac casks from the Bas region of France. The beer is infused with brandy characteristics, with distinctive notes of vanilla, green apple and cinnamon, a solid malt base and velvety alcohol warmth.

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3.9
abemorsten (3796) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2018
0,5 l flaske på RBHD-treff i Vatlandsvåg, 2018. Disig dyp oransje kropp med lysebrunt skum. Lukter brent karamell, vanilje og toffee. Smaker søtlig karamell med svakt balanserende bitterhet og noe alkovarme. Myk å drikke.

4.6
Holmen2 (5575) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2018
Bottle shared at RB/HD at Vatlandsvåg 14.07.18. Translucent mahogany. Foamy and persistent beige head and lacing. Excellent aroma of dates, prunes, syrup, honey and medium dark malt. Taste of dried berries, roasted malts, prunes, rasins, grapes and bitter plum jam. Superb aftertast!

3.7
gunnar (11778) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2018
Shared botle at Vatlandsvåg. Pours almost clear deep golden with a tiny head. Aroma of oak and barrel, rich malty. Taste is light sweet sticky malts, lots of oak and wood for balance, some green apples and armagnac, lovely sipper

4.4
amikhaylov (150) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 1, 2017
Excellent brew, armagnac cask is noticeble, some vanilla, alcohol warth, fruit notes and very delicate grape taste. Excellent body, some sweetness, not too much. Some delicate calvados notes - apple, an excellent brandy-beer hybrid. Perfect strong ale.

4.2
bartlebier (4526) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2017
500ml bbEND2022 No15579, origins unknown, could be a HH gift...? Paired in discerning Bcompany to go with crisp goatcheese & apricot brick dessert. #4000 - Now if I’d known this goes for £100 at the source nowadays I might have kept it cellared & served a pedestrian KBS instead... - Smooth & svelte mahogani pour, deepbeige head. Lighthearted aroma=bouquet of vanilla, fresh red plums as in ruby port, apple brandy (Calvados) and poireau, subtle cognac whiffs, milk chocolate left behind by Mon Chéri. - Fruity with apple&pear in flavour, like a distilled essence (Poire Williams, Zibärtle), chocolate underneath spread thin like a vapour. Amazingly light and silky on the palate, ideal for dessert pairing. The cask character outgrows the beer, especially the malt base on repeated sipping - a delightful dessert share.

4
dunklermessias (473) - GERMANY - MAY 5, 2017
500ml Bottle. Pours with a hazy, dark amber color and a small off-white head. The nose is quite nice: dried fruits, vanilla, toasted malts, woody, slightly liquor sweetness. the nose is getting sweeter and sweeter. Taste of wood finish from the cask, dry, toffee and caramel, dried fruits. Nice cognac/armagnac finish. Good one. Glad to have some in the cellar :-)

3.2
DSG (18214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Vova. Hazy amber. Aroma is vinous, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, biscuits, light spiciness, malt, caramel. Sweet flavor with a light tart note, vinous, dark fruits, malt, caramel, a bit of alcohol.

3.4
zvikar (10307) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2016
At Tom’s place, Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of plum, alcohol, fruity, flavor of raisins, plums, malty, wood, medium bodied

4.2
Satyroneto (417) - BRAZIL - OCT 9, 2016
Garrafa nº 22653 Cor âmbar com tons caramelo, brilhante e translúcida com perlage intenso e denso; espuma marfim de alta formação e alta persistência com pouco lacing. Aroma muito fresco e agradável. Em primeiro plano, muita maçã; percebe-se também caramelo e frutas secas (uvas-passa); em segundo plano, leve álcool e Madeira com um toque de conhaque e com a elevação da temperatura, vinho do Porto. Sabor inicial de caramelo e maçã com final seco, picante, um pouco amadeirado e muito refrescante; retrogosto com dulçor de maçã , além de amadeirado e alcoólico, lembrando um pouco conchaque. Corpo médio, alta carbonatação. Altíssima drinkability, o que surpreende por ser uma cerveja envelhecida.

3.7
MrTipple (11102) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Wine barrels, oak, wood, light and dry tartness, undefined dried fruits, maybe apple. Clear brown, massive frothy and lightly creamy, beige head. Light, dry sweet. Dry sweetness continues, wood, some cognac (or armagnac probably in this case), alcohol, more dry liquor, maybe some dry apple schnapps, toasted malts, lively carbonation. Very interesting ESA, very complex, great aroma and taste, not overly sweet, nice touch from the armagnac barrel ageing. Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.


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