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Brew Wharf Reserve #1

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1457) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle shared with Desverger. Thanks Reuben. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice dry bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Colin, shared with Niller, Hammel, DK - black pour with small tan head. Sweet and medium roasty malty aroma and taste, coffee and cocoa notes, liquorice, pretty dry on the palate at first, them some bitter hoppy backing comes in, very enjoyable brew. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Theydon: Vintage 2012: Chouffe glass: Black beer brown head. Aroma is a subliminal mix of dark ingredients... It even differs from the flavour... Lacto, sweet roast, hint of a different (lightly sweeter) liquorice tint, dark yet tasty chocolate, hop acidity (while not hoppy), mocha, coffee... Flavour has tons of dark chocolate and coffee with some more coffee roast and some hops. There’s praline, mocha, malt roast, bitters, wood roast, hints of dark fruit, etc etc... So tasty and a good balance between darkness, bitterness and some sweet tints from chocolate and mocha... Wow! Aftertaste has coffee and coffee roast, dark chocolate, malt roast, some tobacco and herbal roast. Low carbo, full body and a silky mouthfeel. Massively tasty and balanced beer! Wow, absolutely didn’t expect this! Freakin tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, coffee, taste is similar, dry, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6161-20140131] Bottle. Roasted pig meat and pine cherry aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Super roasted coffee and Tootsie Roll infusion flavour. Full body. Rich and filling. (8/4/7/3/15) 3.7
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I’m drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk--- sleeping."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle with huge thanks to Colin. Split at the meatball tasting. Pours dark brown with a dirty tan head. Nose is loaded with espresso bitterness, dark cacao, dirt, lactose and pine. It’s a bit all over the shop but I’m really liking it. The lactose gives it a creamy mildly sweet feel, some soy like nuttiness, orange zest and dirty earth with dry cacao very prominent. Absolutely pine driven hops smashing the palate. Bitterness is astringent and in your face right on the finish. Great depth and length. A damn fine and very interesting beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MichaelAwesome (6472) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle donated by Phil - fine guy with fine beers. Thank you ! Thick and dark with it black look. No head, wonderfully mild and balanced carbo. Rich of aromas conatining lots of coffee, roasted malt, really ripe fruits and a nice aftertouch of lambic. The final aftermath offers plums with fine balanced sourness. Great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Beer from Phil - many thanks! Pours out in a deep black colour with no head and oily-smooth body. Aroma is very intense of dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and malt. Wonderful taste of roasted coffee beans,espresso, chocolate, malt, roasted barley, torf and woods. Deep and complex body with a very intense finish. Enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottled in 2012, one of a thousand, into a snifter. Black, small brown ring of foam. Aroma - molasses, pine, mint, sherbert. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is coffee, pine hops (strong like in a high-end IPA), hazelnut, a bit alcoholic with a dry salty finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - 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

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