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


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RATINGS: 435   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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Davros IX (581) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - Very tasty with a slight sweetness from the rose buds. Fantastic mouthfeel from the piles of burnt malt. The drinakability is fantastic and a re-taste is definitely in order.

fiery1 (1817) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
500ml bottle @ the office. Pours a light opaque dark brown. Flavour is malty, light roasted blending well with a bittering aspect.

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Dark brown. No head. This is pretty malty on the nose, with a bit of a meaty accent. Fairly burnt and toasty on the palate, with a hint of the alcohol in the finish. Lighter than the 10.7 would suggest.

Ferris (17128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Dark caramel and roast. Deep dark brown with a small beige head. Light burnt sugars and sweetness with a long bitter sugar finish.

bartlebier (4217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2017
Boxed 500ml bb2023, paired with heated BBC Question Time Brexit discussions... - Dark plummahogani pour, crema. Extremely savoury, umami-meaty, near horsemeaty aroma over the dark malts candy chocolate beans...very slowly opens up to Turkish lokum, cured furniture, burnt carame, brandyish fumes but no Belgian-style phenols or esters. Bit of a burn in the flavours as well, mainly abv-powered. Silky mouthfeel, chocolate powder, indeterminate candy and again those beef jerky meats among the Mon Chérie and liquorice root... Smooth, with a warming burn on the swallow. - Very complex and mature flavours here to be re-discovered over the boxed BB months.

Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2017
Totalmente negra, turva, espuma marrom de boa formação e persistência. Aroma em ordem de intensidade: álcool, café, framboesa/cereja, toffe, amadeirado, complexa. Paladar de médio amargor torrado, médio dulçor caramelado. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação. Final de longa persistência, trás um defumado leve, mantém o café sem esconder o álcool.

Pilsnertest (296) - SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle at home. 2013 vintage. So. I liked this beer very much as new. Remembering it as thick and full of flavours in harmony. As approximately four years old the flavours are struggling a bit with each other. It's a bit boozy and dry. Old coffee, liquorice and prunes with a disturbing papery and dry aftertaste. So the rating is with the new one in mind. I have one more which will be opened somewhere around 2023 where I believe we have another beer that very much could be a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

lello4ever (1252) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2017
Buonissima Imperial in stile americano. Aroma intenso di liquirizia e tostatura. Al palato dolce, corposa e avvolgente, cioccolato e caramello. Carbonazione bassa.

thellgren (1168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
0.5 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is black/ruby. Taste is complicated: sweetish but also dry, not really bitter, but dry as lambic. Well, no roasted barley here. I expected even more sweetness since this style was the favorite of Russian royal court.

sjogro (5116) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with cream head. Deep roasted malts, very sweet, licorice. Big sweet, mild bitter. Full body, milky creamy feel, soft carbonation. Quite nice bit too sweet.

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