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


on tap

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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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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JoTheO (208) - 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.

MrGrigg182 (472) - Tambov, RUSSIA - JUN 8, 2017
Ну не котирую я стауты.

MrOrla (3200) - 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

Beer5000 (6483) - 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.

minihame2 (641) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Black pours with creamy, light tan head. Light maly aroma, with some chocolate and cherries. Medium, hoppy bitter taste, little bit of roasted malts and plenty of chocolate flavours. Also has a light floral/herbal aftertaste. Super creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, medium body. Really nice, full flavoured imperial stout.

Davros IX (354) - 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.

fiery_1 (998) - 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 (17664) - 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 (15265) - 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 (3982) - 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.

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