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


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RATINGS: 1774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Mainly available bottled (bottle conditioned). Occasionally in cask.
Ingredients: Pale Malt (mix of Pipkin, Maris Otter and Halcyon), crystal and amber malt from Simpsons. Goldings hops.
First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery.
Winner of CAMRA Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain (1998-1999). Described by Roger Protz as ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.

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turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2005
Bottle poured a dark red amber with nice thick head and good lacing. Aroma is light malt,nutty a little roasty. Good easy drinking hopy flavor with a roasty hops finish. I took a long time with this beer and enjoyed it more as it warmed and the roast earthy flavor became more pronounced

entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2005
Reminded me of an English Arrogant Bastard Ale. Which makes sense, I guess. Rich and rounded malts not very aggresive but distinguished and striking. Earthy and mild hops. Beautiful pour deep amber tan head.

asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
Orangish-brown and almost clear with a lacy beige cover. Toffee malt blends nicely with Goldings and some citrus in the aroma. Flavour is caramely melanoidin malt (a little spicy) with plenty of Goldings and maybe some fruitiness. Rasin and tobacco notes with prominent coffee flavour in the finish. Low to mild bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, warming from the alcohol. A nice drink, but not out of this world.

emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - APR 2, 2005
Nice beer,thanx to my friend who bring it.nice scent on first.But not full mouth.Sweet taste for sure.bit caramel but not much.Nice beer.

BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle from Coal Train’s in CO Springs. Pours a deep reddish-amber with a nice beige head that dissipates slowly. Nice malty nose...fruity...caramelish..with just enough of a hop note to keep things right. Taste is all about the malts...toasty, and some light fruitiness, maybe a buttery edge too. My favorite Fullers ale to be certain. Nice bitterness in the end. I could drink this anytime.

Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Amber, meduim thick tan head. Smells of sweet malt mix, white gapes, caramel, fruit and sugary. Hop kick at the beginning with smooth malts coming next, coffee/toffee in the finish, also dry alcohol. Lasting lacing left on the glass.

zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2005
this is a good beer. not a zippy one but a mature one that rolls around the mouth with dark herbal essence toffee and roll ups and the left overs of the dog that decayed in the corner last year. maybe not all that but still a good beer.

Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle. Clear mahogany with a lingering white head. Caramel nose. Taste is bread and raisons, caramel and hops. Crisp finish. Nice. Would make an excellent session beer if sold in sixpacks.

GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Slightly hazy dark cedar pour supporting a sizable and long lasting dusty head. Toasty, bready, yeasty & slightly hoppy aroma. Very pleasing and extremely well-balanced flavor. Mildly sweet citrus, toasted malt, coffee & caramel with some hop bitterness. Refreshing and dry finish with some more bittenress and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Cheers to Old England for this one!

BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Color, nice dark amber color. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy. At first, the mouthfeel is refreshing, but then the bitterness comes. As for taste, I get citrus, and spice. Reminds me of pumpkin pie for some reason. Excellent beer and worth the money I paid for it.

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