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Fuller's - Past Masters Double Stout

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Beer Style: 
Stout
Serving Style.: 
500 ML Bottle
Alcohol Content: 
7.4% ABV
Where Purchased?: 
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating: 
4

Fuller's - Past Masters Double Stout
 
Second in the Past Masters Series.
Pours very dark brown, almost black with a thin but lasting tan coloured head.

Aroma of molasses, coffee and chocolate.
Feel is rich, full and creamy.
Taste is dark chocolate, berries and raisins, a touch of molasses and a lot of bread dough.
Very good blend of flavours with nothing overpowering and a bright enough finish to clean everything up well.
The dark chocolate and berry flavours linger for a long while. I could find no hint of alcohol.
I like this a lot. Once again this is from Fuller's "Past Masters" series. According to the back label this is from a recipe dated Aug. 4th 1893. It seems that beer drinkers were doing pretty well then.




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Spitfire Kentish Ale

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reviewed by:
Bruce Ticknor

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Serving Style:
500 ML Bottle
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating:
4

Spitfire Kentish Ale

A medium thick and slightly off-white head which leaves a thin clumpy cap on a dark amber and clear beer.
The aroma has some malty sweetness and a very faint hint of vanilla along with some peppery spice aromas.
The feel is full, rich, and creamy.
Tastes start quite fruity with raisins and date flavours. There is a bit of honey and quite a bit of citrus hoppiness. A faint touch of vanilla comes through as well. The sweet fruity flavours lead the way, and the spicy citrus bitterness brings up the finish. A very bright tasting ale.

I love the name and their slogan "Spitfire, The Bottle of Britain". Shame the "Bottle" is such a clumpy looking thing, The "Spit" was such a sleek and streamlined machine. Oh, well, can't have everything and the beer is not bad at all.






Spitfire Kentish Ale

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reviewed by:
beermanbob

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Serving Style:
500 ML Clear Bottle
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O
Beer Rating:
4

Spitfire Kentish Ale

Dark amber colour with a bit of pink in it.
Lot's of white head.

Ah, traditional English Ale.
Lot's of barley tastes with some bright bitterness to it.
A full bodied ale that has a lot more flavour than most of what you can get here.

Never mind all the different tastes, I don't care. I just like a lot of flavour in my beer and this has it.
Keep your lousy tasteless lagers.



I agree that most of what you find here in Ontario are not great lagers. They are made for people who don't really like the taste of beer, but not all lagers are like that. A good one is crisp, clean, and full of flavour. You need to search a bit more. I do like the Spitfire though.

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