Inspired by London's most famous beer style, Fuller's imperial-strength take on this 19th-century favourite. With a complex malt make-up, this beer offers the smoky, mocha flavours of our classic London Porter. The addition of black treacle to the brew brings with it a sumptuous layer of velvety caramel, which nicely offsets the hop bitterness.
This Limited edition beer is brewed to mature, with its flavours developing over time. Bottle conditioned, a natural sediment will form - so store upright and pour carefully.
Malt – Pale ale, Crystal Light, Brown, Chocolate
Hops - Saaz, Fuggles
Other Ingredients - Black Treacle, Glucose syrup
Bottle conditioned to develop over time, this Imperial Porter will form a natural sediment in the bottle. Pour carefully to enjoy this special Fuller’s beer at its best.
Contains Malted Barley
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Every 'bottle conditioned' beer we brew is part of a limited run, with older versions already extremely rare. For that reason, the price of our bottle-conditioned ales will increase as the number of remaining bottles reduces - and indeed, the price you see today may be higher tomorrow
While they are crafted to be enjoyed as soon as they reach you, they continue to condition well beyond their official ‘best before’ date due to the yeast that we include in the bottle.
This second fermentation results in a more complex character and a flavour profile that will change over time.
Taking delivery and storage
As part of any delivery process, the liquid and sediment in the bottle will have been disturbed during transit. It is important that you let the bottle stand on its base for at least 72 hours before opening it.
If you plan to store the bottles to enjoy in later years, you should store them upright to ensure any settling happens at the bottom of the bottle. It will also be ready to drink whenever you wish. Store your Vintage Ale in a cool, dry place where the temperature will not drop below 2oC or go above 25oC.
How to enjoy your Bottle Conditioned Beer
We recommend that your Imperial Porter is served at cellar temperature (11-13oC) in a wide-rimmed glass that allows you to enjoy the aromas as you sip it. The Fuller’s Connoisseur Glass has been designed for this, but a large wine glass is a suitable alternative.
Make sure that you’ve allowed the bottle to settle upright for at least 72 hours if it has been transported recently. Open the bottle and pour the beer slowly into a glass held at an angle. Slowly straighten the glass as you pour. To avoid sediment entering the glass, stop pouring before reaching the bottom of the bottle. If you prefer a smaller head on your beer, wet the inside of the glass before pouring.
Free UK Mainland delivery for orders over £50
All beer and cider is delivered via our courier service which costs £4.95 for 2-4 working day delivery to UK Mainland addresses. We are unable to ship these products outside of the UK.
All non-liquid or non-food items are available for delivery via Royal Mail in the UK and via courier to international locations. Please proceed to the checkout to calculate the cost of delivery for your order. For a complete list of countries we currently deliver to, please check our delivery page.
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