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


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RATINGS: 1783   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mahennin (16) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Deep amber color with foamy, not white head that dissipates rather quickly. Color is extremely impressive. Smells of malt and alcohol. Tastes of very rich malt. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (2319) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2017
Brun öl med ett beige skum. Doft av malt, mörkt socker, torkad frukt och alkoholsötma. I smaken tillkommer nötighet och humlebeska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostS (293) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 18, 2017
Aroma - intense, sweet and floral, with lot of flowers, caramel and quince jam in the first plan, then honey and caramelized fruits with some delicate alcohol. Taste - very complex, with medium intensity and very well balanced, with lot of caramelized fruit jam, honey quince jam, then a soft bitterness and a bit of alcohol in the final/aftertaste. Very delicious and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmdaines (27) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
A lovely premium ale. Nice burnt coffee notes on the palate, a beautiful aroma. Will definitely seek out more of Fuller’s in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros IX (302) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A bitter "with the volume turned up." Hops, malt and alcohol all present in abundance, plus a slight, but welcome sweetness. Lovely mouth feel and a good lingering flavour. Very good, but quite rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (2130) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017
From old tasting notes. Copper red color topped by a huge thick rocky beige head.maromatic malt nose reminiscent of toffee and brown sugar. Bittersweet caramel malt flavor hints at burnt sugar. There Ias a bitter hop finish that balances this ale nicely. A long chewy malty aftertaste completes this complex flavorful ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoTheO (190) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
Sample @"Malt, mat&destillat" Sthlm. Amber, white head. Aroma is very intense with malts, raisins, fruit. Taste is nutty and not overly sweet, but adds to the complexity of the overall impression of this lovely beer. With its well balanced English hops, this is an outstanding beer in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
victorsampson96 (78) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
UPDATED: APR 4, 2017 (500 ml bottle) Dark amber-brown beer, bottle conditioned, with a small, off-white head. Full-bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Aroma of nuts, dried fruit, honey on toast, candied peel, toffee, soy sauce, and a warming hint of alcohol. The hops are muted by massive malty flavours, but some clove esters shine through. Finishes mildly bitter, with a slight pine-sap afternote. Very pleasant English Strong Ale, to be sipped slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidWoodruff (570) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Amber with a beige head. Dark dried fruit aroma. Malt sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness and drying alcohol. Fruity and nutty. Gets better as it warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ludos68 (50) - - MAR 13, 2017
Strong ale da bel colore bruno- ramato. Aromi dominati dal malto con una nota di frutta rossa. In bocca i sapori principali sono di caramello e pane tostato. Luppolatura presente solo nel finale donando un retrogusto piacevolmente amarognolo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (2156) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2017
0.5 L bottle. Pours clear, dark bronze color, with a small, fleeting, beige head. Toasted caramel aromas, with some smoke, syrup, plums, leather, and earth. Sweet and malty, with a sharp, sticky bitterness. Heavy body, smooth, and a little sticky. This is a malty, sticky, and aggressively hopped beer. Like a smoother and more friendly version of Arrogant Bastard.

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