Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by Baileyuk:
4.18/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Dark brown with a tint of red. Good head that lasted while sitting. Lacing was superb down the entire glass.
S - Malty smell, little hop aroma at first but after tasting it came on in the nose also. Slight fruity smell although hard to place exactly what (bottle says it has a fruit cake aroma).
T - Hops are definately more prevalent than in the nose. Strong alcohol taste, although not unpleasant, develops throughout. Malts are dominant at first with a sweet but dry finish.
M - Medium bodied beer.
D - Fairly good, I rated this according to style. For the style it is a great drink. Alcohol level is a little high for a session beer. That said I could have a couple more!
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2008 01:21:26 | More by Baileyuk
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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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