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Brew Wharf Reserve #1

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98
89
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Formerly brewed at Brew Wharf
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Brewed at BrewWharf, bottled at Kernel. This is a one-time-only beer, brewed prior to the closure of BrewWharf for the Americans, during the London Olympics 2012. Brewed from a trove of riches, aka, the hopstore, the beer included Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe and Citra hops, great coffee from Coleman Coffee, (in near by Borough)over great malts from all over the place. We even added some lactose for good measure. If you’re looking for a something rich to sit down too, this may be the one. Brewed to drink, selfishly, not to share in inches. It’s strong, black, smells of coffee and hops. We like it, we hope you do too... lots of love, Angelo and Phil.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
2013-01-31. Oily black body, small brown head fades. Aroma of dark malt and moderate alcohol, dark fruit and sugars. Flavour is rich, fairly bitter throughout but with sugary malt underpinnings and a dark fruity malt character that lingers. Medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bit simple but rich and enjoyable. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
[Bottle (330ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry] Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a small fizzy light brown head. Almost oily looking. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, some dark fruit and lots of leafy hops. Syrupy flavour, quite hoppy and a bit alcoholic, along with coffee and chocolate. Long dry bitter finish. Full bodied. An interesting beer and a very good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
combined - my 330ml bottle shared with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - and my memories of the bottle I drank with Ang at BW in August 2013. Thick, oily black with a small tan head. Aroma is huge - deep choco/coffee roast bitterness, hint of plum, mineral sharpness and some bitterness trying to emerge - wow, quite the aroma. Taste follows, a bit boozy, starting to pull apart a bit, more blackstrap molasses and bitterness, less chocolate - surprisingly bitter, really. Thick, syrupy, a little still, longer building herbal bitterness emerges to balance out the huge roast malt. Creamy, damned good, even after all this time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Lovely roast rich chocolate truffle nose in the bottle which quickly disappears once poured. Thinning rich glossy beige brown head& glossy black body. Fullish but not thick bodies, This is a bit of a dancer on the tongue. Opens out from the centre. Relatively long with some complexity and sap, chocolate and earth with a relatively long chalky finnish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1549) - AUSTRIA - JAN 7, 2014
Deep dark brown with a tan bubbly somewhat lasting, lacy head. Nice roast smell, berries, raisins, and dark malt. Nice deep caramel. Medium thin body. Tastes of dark malt, with raisins, sweet caramel, and a bitter salty, soya sauce finish. Nice but a bit salty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Zer0. Poured a rich oily deep mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is big marmite malt coffee and dark chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter with a creamy malt liqourice light hop palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and a long bitter finish. A lovely smooth oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours almost Black witha brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some bourbon, grass and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet and pretty bitter. Full bodied. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4278) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Zer0. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of roast, milk chocolate, licorice, light soy and caramel. Flavor is over moderate and light moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Alesbymail. Pours Black with a small creamy head. Intense good roasted coffee, chocolate and mild fruit. Lovely hops as well. The coffee is outstanding in this one. Soft and fulll bodied with a bitter hoppy finish. Waaauuuwww.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
33cl bottle, from AlesByMail. No bb or bottle number found. Poured black, almost flat, small bubbles, no head. Citrus hoppy aroma, wood, licorice comes at you first. Flavor has roastedness, salty licorice, hops, coffee. Wow, really flavorful! Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Long finish, dry bitter with coffee and licorice. Also some almondy notes. Great brew.


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