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Devils Backbone Barclay’s London Dark Lager

Devils Backbone Barclay’s London Dark Lager
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This dark ruby brown lager was recreated using a 1930’s recipe with beer historian Ron Pattinson & local beer blogger Alistair Reece. Slight hints of Caramel & toffee shine in this early English interpretation of a dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Mahagony color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, licorice, nuts, biscuity and toasty malts. A bit worty taste. Quite original lager with good biscuity and nutty malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, licorice, fruit and chocolate. Sweet malty flavour with a slightly roasted finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Hazy brown beer. Small off white head. Light semi crisp palate. Smooth malt, hardly dark at all. A little plummy fruit underneath. Fine carbonation in the finish with slightly stronger dark malt. Very mild coffee in the aftertaste. Dry finish. Nicely joined up and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Tap at brewery. Pours clear amber with a faint off-white head, no retention or lacing. Aroma is caramel and light chocolate malt, light hops, dates, and a clean lager character. Flavor is caramel and melanoidin malt with mild bitterness, dates, and a lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Unclear dark red brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark berries. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, dark malt, dark berry sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110804]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours unclear amber with no head. Nose is caramel and toffee. Tobacco like and fruity flavor. Medium to thin body. Flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, earthy, wooden and mildly salty as well. Flavour is slightly smoked wet wood, mild dark fruits, some earth, caramel and mild toffeeish notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight yeasty and light roasted caramel. Mild bitter, slight fruity and caramelish. Lasting sweet and light roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Tap @ GBBF. Pours black with a nice bubbly tanned head. Aroma is weak, malty and roasted. Flavor is crispy, velvety, sweetish, fruity, malty, buttery and bitter. Finishes malty bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Cask at GBBF London 2011. Clear red brown, small head. Fruity aroma with fudge and banana.

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