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

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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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4.1
Zlotta (3728) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2017
0.5 l bottle from 'BierPost.com', best before end 2023, cellared for two-and-a-half years. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish, malty, moderately roasty and quite fruity aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, dark ripe fruits and some coffee. Quite sweet, malty, moderately roasty and slightly fruity taste of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, some dark ripe fruits and a touch of caramel, followed by a medium long, rather roasty-bitter, slightly earthy-dry finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Intense but superbly balanced, round and moreish RIS. Good!

3.5
Jorn69 (3314) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2017
Tasting @ fillepolo 20170929. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty, coffee, licorice, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and roasted.

3.6
fillepolo (1091) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a smal head. Roasted malt with notes of chocolate and sweetnes. Dry finish.

3.6
Gaultier (1857) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 Beer tasting @ fillepolo 29/9-17. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with coffee and licorice, also sweet. Body is medium, the finish is roasted and sweet.

3.8
NallePalle (683) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle, 50 cl, shared with friends. Well balanced, complex, actually not too boozy. Pleasant finish.

3.6
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017
March 12, 2015 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 500ml bottle. Inky black with a diminishing average foamy light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, plum, light nutty roast, and some coffee - tons of plum (8-). Taste is fruity and tart with a little mint and coffee, not much bitterness. Light body, a bit slick and strongly carbonated - which is weird - with a quick slightly burnt dry acidic finish; oddly lacking in malt body or roastiness so a bit thin.

3.5
JoTheO (243) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a very thin tanned head. Aroma is sweet with alcohol, plums, and also a bit of oats. Taste is salty and has some soy sauce, licquorice, chocolate and malts. Good, but a bit boozy.

2.7
MrGrigg182 (498) - Tambov, RUSSIA - JUN 8, 2017
Ну не котирую я стауты.

3.7
MrOrla (3498) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of choko, deep roast, licorice, velvet feel, dried fruits. Rather sweet, loads of roast and fruity character, dry roast. Good

4.5
Beer5000 (6674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle @ Fox and hounds, Sønderborg. Black body with a fine but small beige head, looks really good. Aroma is gentle, smooth roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, tofu, leather, vanilla, mild smoke, hint of peat, dark fruit and warming alcohol. This is the kind of beer with such complexity in aroma I feel for just swirling and sniffing in several minutes. Flavor lives up to the big expectations, this is incredible smooth, complex and big, but nothing feels like an exaggeration here. Everything feels like it done in a gentle British tradition, no American boldness here. Same as the aroma the flavor has this wonderful smooth, soft nice roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, some peat, wood, leather, vanilla and perfect balanced bitterness. Body is in perfect balance as well with a very long lasting, pleasant aftertaste. A masterpiece it is.


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