Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by AwYeh:
3.9/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle into snifter.
A: Dark reddish-amber color, a minuscule amount of suspended yeast is visible. Frothy two finger head upon pour.
S: Raisin scent is strong, and I may even be picking up some dried apricots. Molasses also makes itself present.
T: Taste reflects many of these, but spices and a biscuity flavor become even more prominent.
M: Medium body, average carbonation and pleasant somewhat bitter finish.
D: Very drinkable, nothing except the carbonation is stopping me from gulping this one down.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2010 10:18:51 | More by AwYeh
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4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Its a Fullers kind of evening and this one finally emerges from my cellar. Poured into an old school English pint glass, this venerable and potent ale is a reddish amber hue with a nice solid tan head that reminds one of lighter-colored sponge toffee. My wife wondered "what was wrong with it". Haha! Aroma is expectedly rich and malty, with some spicy esters and tangy Goldings hops combining to evoke rich fruitcake and dried apricots. Palate is correspondingly rich and complex, with a gorgeous honeyed malt flavor and a rather light body. Does coat the mouth and the earthy, woody finish lingers for quite a while. Some shortbread, sponge toffee, treacle, and tree nuts (pecans?) provide the sweet, dark backdrop but there is also a bright, almost sour fruitiness like cranberries and even a whiff of smoke. The alcohol is well-concealed but it does peek through to add yet another layer of complexity. Certainly reminds one of its big brother Fuller's Vintage, albeit brighter, fruitier, and maybe less multifactorial ... Still, why compare? This one stands on its own considerable merits.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 03:38:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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