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Brewed by Fuller's
Style: Imperial Stout
Chiswick, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
Cokemonkey11 (1150) - - FEB 18, 2018
Boxed from waitrose. Black with a foamable body. Subsides. Scent is bitter barrel notes but fairly light. Taste is quite intensive barrel notes. Tang. Cedar. A bit of Capsaicin. Oil. Further grain. Lovely malt profile. Smooth and complex. Incredible. Surprising. Excellent.

4
cmacklin (1417) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2018
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown almost black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, beige head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, cherry and light alcohol with a dry, bitter finish. Medium to full body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty and well balanced. Very drinkable, the ABV is well hidden.

4.1
AlainG (2439) - Montr�al, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2018
Une mousse fuyante au-dessus d'un liquide noir. Un voile reste sur place. La mousse renaît aux secouées. Un nez fruité, de mélasse, de grains grillés et de touffe pour un plaisir olfactif des plus plaisants. Le goût est riche. Du chocolat, des fruits secs et une amertume qui glisse en arrière-goût. Celui-ci est un mélange de houblon et de chocolat noir. Une texture soyeuse. Un alcool discret. Un équilibre des plus agréables. Quel plaisir. (2432-170118)

4.1
SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2018
Bottle from Waitrose, Sutton Coldfield and shared with bjammin. Black beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts, liquorice and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, liquorice, dark malt and roasted malts. Full bodied and sticky. Excellent

4.5
djcampbell (440) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2018
Vynikající imperial stout. V chuti dominuje silná hořkosladká chuť s tóny kávy a višní, masivní a bohatý říz, silná perlivost a bohatá krémová pěna. Super zkušenost.

4.3
witthatsbier (606) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2018
Bottle from Waitrose pours black with tan head, Aroma chocolate,coffee, toast, resin, smoke, Taste dry dark chocolate, bit sourness long dry finish nice

4.1
Myonlyvice (370) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2018
This one should get an extra point for appearance. Beautiful bottle in a nice cardboard box. Poured into a sniffer glass. Very dark brown with an off white creamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt, molassis, coffee and tobacco. Roasted bitternes countered by subtle sweetness. Medium heavy mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
punkska101 (2214) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle shared with dads on it's birthday A: intense dark chocolate, licorice, light roasty, figs, dark caramel. App: pitch black smallish beige head and good lacing. T/p: full body with moderate to long sweet finish. Soft carbonation. O: Really solid English imperial stout with good malty depth. Much enjoyed.

4.1
tmdaines (195) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2017
Very nice Imperial Stout. Rich, malty, chocolatey and floral Comparisons to Turkish delight are on point, but I would happily like it furthered in that direction. Thick, oily texture in the mouth. The beer is quite expensive though for a domestic product. A lovely beer, but no more than a rare treat at that price. If Waitrose have got any left, I'm tempted to buy one to age for next Christmas.

4.5
SighMoan (5) - Nässjö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Färg: svart, opak, litet ljusbrunt skum. Arom: söt, kaffe och choklad, hint av tobak och lakrits. Smak: Söt, len, choklad och kaffe, passande beska. Mycket fyllig, oljig, kvardröjande i smaken, rostad. Alkoholen slår inte igenom. Mycket god, passande som 'dessert'.


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