Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Fullers Brewers Reserve No4

8.5% ABV

These beers are usually very popular hence, mainly due to my forgetting to order online, I haven't tried each one. I missed No1 by days, No2 was fantastic and again I missed No3, so back on form to get hold of a bottle of the latest in the Brewer's Reserve, No4, brought whilst waiting in the rather lovely Mad Bear & Bishop in Paddington Station.

This batch has been aged in oak VSOP Armagnac casks for a year, this you can smell as your pour the beer, it mixes well with the Fullers ESB type scent. As you can see from the photograph the beer is a rather attractive looking drink.

The beer tastes of the sweet vanilla of brandy instead of the cloying bourbon vanilla that many other beers of this type have, backed up with a chocolate and molasses dry sweetness. It is a beer which is good at the start of the glass and wonderful at the end as the flavour increases with each sip due to its long finish.

Highly recommended indeed.

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