Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Mainly bottle conditioned; Special. Has been seen on cask.

This limited edition brew is a unique collaboration between brewery and beer writer. Melissa Cole brought her vast experience to the tasting table and helped us deliver a stout worth writing home about.

Brewed in the traditional style that became a favourite royal court, this limited edition Imperial Stout has been specially created as a single brew. In a unique addition to the historic recipe, the floral character of the Centennial hops is enhanced by the inclusion of rose buds, lending a hint of Turkish delight flavour to the beer. This Imperial Stout has a rich, dark appearance with strong chocolate and deep cherry notes which lead to a lighter, bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 A big, dense light tan head with top to bottom lacing. A near black body. An appealing nose featuring chocolate, cream, roasted caramel malt and a touch of booze. A big molasses, chocolate and dark berry burst leads off the taste profile. Slightly burnt butter, booze, fruity hops, malt, and raisins blend in underneath. A touch of vanilla and coffee round out the blend. Love the roasted elements and they grow and blend along with the butter as the taste grows. Didn’t expect an epic from Fullers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5404) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2016
Wheee! Bottled, enormous thanks to the Pulfer guys for sharing I think. Almost black brown body with a tan head. Big malty aroma, oily, raisins, light chocolate. Spicy, peppery malty taste, caramel, raisins, chocolate, soft, light alcohol. Interesting and quite lovely. Great job!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (722) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
2016/10/14 - Pours black with a frothy khaki head that slowly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, roasted toffee, vanilla, hints of molasses, licorice, dried dark fruit (raisin, plumb) and a touch of smoke. Taste is burnt toffee, rich chocolate, roasted malt, anise and hints of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is full and oily with average carbonation and a dry, mildly bitter and slightly warming finish. Complex and rich. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2158) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle: Black Colour, with a nice Brown head. Aroma is dominated of dark chcolate. salty kakris, vanilla, rasin , alcy, iron and fruits. Flavor had a smooth creamy mouth feeling of sweet maltynes, caramelly, dark choclate, vanilla, rasins, fruity. Mediumbody, Long saltlakris fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3600) - CROATIA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml, shared with Miro and JFK10000. Pours black, medium beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, bit milky, some vanilla and dark fruit. Sweet, some bitterness in finish. Very drinkable, smooth, technically well crafted. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1555) - - OCT 8, 2016
Pitch black pour with a fast mocha head. British hopping, anise, dark toffee, dark chocolate in the aroma. Rich taste, molasses, dark toffee, black english liquorice, bitter english hops. Thicker body with a slick mouthfeel and understated carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2016
- tiefschwarze Farbe mit guter, feinporiger Schaumbildung - starke Aromen nach Kaffee, Karamell, Dörrobst und etwas Rauch - schöne zurückhaltende Carbonisierung - im Antrunk fällt sofort die etwas ölig-samtige Konsistenz angenehm auf - danach kommen sofort die Kaffee-Karamell-Noten klar und gut erkennbar zum Tragen - der Körper bleibt voll und versteckt den erhöhten Alkoholgehalt in perfekter Weise - bis zum Abgang bleibt dieses Stout hochinteressant, d.h. es macht Spaß die einzelnen Nuancen zu schmecken und zu erkunden Fazit: Einfach das perfekte Imperial Stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
500ml - cellared for 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a deep, dark brown (almost black) with a ruby tint. Head is small, tanned, dense and lasts very well. Aroma is rich and complex; roasted barley, chocolate brownies, raisins, caramelized dates, cherry liquor chocolates, aniseed, treacle, hints of leather, and touch of smoke/charcoal. Flavour is complex and smooth with a medium earthy/roasted hop bitterness; toasted barley, prune paste, dried currants, dark cherry chocolate, milk chocolate bullets, roasted chestnuts, molasses, moist soil, burlap, a touch of smoke, and notes of burnt oak in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a thick/oily texture and a superbly long/dry finish. Easily the best and most well-rounded imperial stout I have tried so far!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (551) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Black pour with a fizzy tan head that quickly recedes... plenty of roasted malt, burnt treacle stickiness... relatively thin body, drinks below it’s weight. A bit over carbonated for my tastes, but a cracking beer all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1257) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, some raisin and plum, Nice rich and smooth flavour, a little creamy, more sweet than bitter and roasty.

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