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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (355) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2016
500ml bottle. Strong aroma full of chocolate, caramel, malts, and a faint alcohol note. Medium body with more malty notes with a slight rose flavour before the alcohol kick at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (843) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 12, 2016
Look: clear dark brown, semi-transparent. Aroma: sweet, roasted, dark bread with molasses. Taste: strong to moderate sweetness balanced, light bitterness. Flavour: molasses, charcoal, rye bread, sweet Robusta. Balanced on the sweet side and not too complex however very pleasant and warming. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty chocolatey earthy aroma with milky burnt notes. Sweetish roasty alcoholic taste with chocolatey spicy notes. Full-bodied. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish roasty menthol aftertaste with licorice, toffee, and resin notes. Interesting, drinkable, and very nice, but a little bit too alcoholic. (0.5l bottle, from SuperBrugsen Fredericia.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (3960) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, kirsebær, lakris og sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Søtlige frukter, vanilje og sjokolade.
Hvor: 27 th Ealing Beer Festival.
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (594) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Motor oil color. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, soy aromas. Taste is very heavy, dark chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, some coffee and smoke. Thick mouthfeel. Slight artificial taste. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1574) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2016
-short review- Refined aroma and lackluster "sour old coffee" finish. Light palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at home, I think approx two years old. Pours almost black, dark brown head. Nose is very rich and intense, chocolate, roast, liquorice, dried fruits, light cherry - fantastic aroma. Taste is oily and rich, liquorice, roast, chocolate, plenty of warming booze, dries fruits. Not as fantastic as nose but excellent brew. Straightforward in a good way, as many IS these days have loads of extra stuff, barrels etc. I wonder if the booziness would round with longer aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5296) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of chocolate and dark dried fruits,textue is oily with note of soya.good well balanced and nice roasted and smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maersk (258) - MOLDOVA - MAY 28, 2016
Thick coffee head, black color. Smells port wine, quince jam. Full body, perfectly balanced with alcohol on the backend. Tastes roast, bread, smoke. Roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, malts, coffee, licorice, slight fruitiness and hops. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, lactose, faint cherry, hops, licorice and coffee. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, slight roasted bitterness on the finish.

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