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Brewed by Fuller's
Style: English Strong Ale
Chiswick, England

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
"A strong amber coloured ale, boasting a sweet, nutty flavour, with rich dark tones."
Ingredients: Pale malt and Crystal malt; Target, Challenger and Northdown hops.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (10095) - Ottobrunn, - MAR 1, 2013
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a firm and mid-sized slightly tanned foamy head. Slightly toasted malty aroma with caramel, hints of caramel and a mildly spicy and fruity hoppy touch. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Initially malt-accented toasty taste with caramel and delicately nutty notes, accompanied by a rounded spicy and fruity hoppy blend; quite dry and bitter hoppy finish with a balanced toast-malty touch. Not really Christmassy but nevertheless a rounded British Ale. 01.III.13


3.1
midovark (1073) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - NOV 11, 2017
0.5 l bottle @ home. Pours mahogany with beige head. Nose is spicey and malty, taste is quite similar with some surprisingly apparent bitter hops in the finish. Light to medium body, average carbo. Not bad, but nothing extraordinary either.

3.4
Karstenborg (1145) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2017
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, earth and grains. Taste is caramel, malt and toasted bread

3.9
Holmen1 (6465) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2017
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, okt-17: klar rødlig kobber med fint skum som varer. Jordaktige toner, mørke bær, svisker, skogbunn, litt nøtter (?). Forsiktig humlet, mild bitterhet, god balanse, myk og saftig. Skled ubesværet og alt for raskt over drøvelen.

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Holmen2 (4031) - NORWAY - OCT 30, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 30.10.17. Clear, pale copper. Off-white head. Superb aroma and taste of nuts, rosted nuts, dates, caramel and prunes. Very good!

3.4
gunnar (9691) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2017
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear Chestnut with a tiny head. Aroma is weak malty, caramel, toffee. Taste is light sweet dark caramel, weak metallic finish.

3.5
tandembrauer (1612) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear copper with little off-white head. Aroma of dark bread, herbal and floral notes. Tastes slightly sweet with balancing bitterness. Medium bodied, low carbonation level.

3.3
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle. (Brief tasting notes and rating from old records) - Extremely malty nutty ale with slight sweetness balanced by some hop bitterness. Dry malty finish. Liked this. (Backlog)

3.4
Mister_Li (1561) - GERMANY - MAY 5, 2017
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, nussig, etwas Karamell, trocken, würzig.

3.8
gripweed57 (2854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color topped by a thick, rocky beige head. Soft sweet toasted malt aroma hints at caramel. Bittersweet malt flavor has a peppery spiciness to it. A firm well-rounded ale with a pleasantly long dry finish and aftertaste.

3.5
chimayx (133) - FRANCE - APR 4, 2017
Une old ale traditionnelle: arômes de malts sombres, caramel, toffee, de cerise confite, fruits noires. Dans la bouche le caramel, des noix, des fruits noirs comme la figue, arômes bien liés et fondus grace au vieillissement. Finale un peu plus amère.


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