Hidden in the cellars of Fuller's Brewery, twenty fine cognac casks sat silently for a year. Inside them wasn’t brandy, but beer – Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve No.2 – slowly but surely absorbing luxurious flavours from the solid oak surroundings.
The finished beer has a deep bronze colour. The aroma is oaky with tart orange and vinous fruits and a powerful hint of Cognac. Rich fruit fills the mouth with Cognac and oak notes. The finish is sweet to start but becomes dry with a faint note of hop resins, blood oranges, Cognac and a continuing oaky/woody character.