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

 
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Formerly brewed at Fuller's
Style: English Strong Ale
Chiswick, England

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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4.4
amikhaylov (138) - 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 (4123) - 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.

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dunklermessias (330) - 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 (15237) - 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 (6444) - 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 (395) - 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 (6446) - 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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mice (1045) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Punertavanruskea kirkas, todella vahvasti vaahtoava olut. Vaaleanbeige vaahto häviää kuitenkin kohtalaisen nopeasti suurimmalta osin ja pinnalle jää vain puolen sentin vaahtokerros. Tuoksussa havaittavissa heti armanjakkitynnyrin aikaansaannos. Kivasti tamminen ja vaniljainen tuoksu, jossa lisäksi hedelmäisyyttä, varsinkin omenaa ja päärynää sekä karamellisuutta. Maussa hieno kokonaisuus, jossa ensin esillä tynnyrikypsytyksen ansiosta brandymäisyyttä. Sitten omenaista happamuutta ja hieman makeahkoa karamellisuutta. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma ja hieno kokonaisuus! Plussaa hienosta boksista ja sinetöidystä sekä numeroidusta pullosta. Nro 01012.

3.6
maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Massive fruity nose, berries, light brown sugar, crushed flowers. Medium copper color. Moderate roasty initial, light sweet malt, sugary sweet, some good barrel notes, and it fades in finish. Medium body. Great nose, but the flavors, while pleasant, don’t quite match up.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Brown with orange tints, hazy, with a pretty head. Nose of grapes, caramel, wood. Fragrant and fruity. Nice brandy flavor, some caramel and wood, very fruity. Soft palate.


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