Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by fsimcox:
3.25/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a deep, ruby amber. Somewhat transparent. Big fluffy off-white head holds for some time. Some nice lacing.
Smells of sweet malts and biscuit. Some faint hints fig, fruit, and just a hint of citrus. Some sweet tea as well.
Taste is sweet malt, candied fruit, some hops, and a bit of alcohol. A malty, sweet tea aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied. Not much carbonation. A little too much alcohol for my taste.
I'm a little disappointed with this one. I'd probably like it more on tap.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2011 19:21:32 | More by fsimcox
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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
92 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.