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Lovibonds Dark Reserve No.1

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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Porter
Henley-on-Thames, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Bottled, Special;
The Beer We took our popular Henley Dark recipe and made it a little bit stronger. After fermentation we patiently aged this beer in our Henley cellars in whiskey barrels for 6 months. Technical Detail Original Gravity: 1.080 ླ.3 Plato) Final Gravity: 1.024 Ɩ.1 Plato) International Bitterness Units: 86 Colour: 37 SRM/Lovibond ࿩ EBC)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle originally purchased at Utobeer. It pours darkest brown with quickly dissipating medium beige head. The nose is roasty, earth, sweet vanilla, caramel, mild chocolate, wood and toasted coconut. The taste is roasted malt, toast wood, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, tangy dark fruit, chocolate and caramel. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty solid, but lacks any great depth. Tasty nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
11th May 2011
April 2008 bottle. Dark brown beer, good bit short lived pale tan head. Light palate, semi dry. Mild dark malts but very tangy - bordering on sour. Just a slight woody note. Finishes semi dry with tangy aftertaste. The barrelling here seems to impart sourness rather than smoothness. It’s okay but expensive for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a short lasting tan head. Massive roasted coconut aroma, some vanilla and oak in the background. Taste has a huge amount of whiskey, vanilla and wood, also some chocolate. A little fizzy, sweet and with a sticky finish. Ok but perhaps spent too long in a shitty barrel

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown wxcellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderatre bitter wonderfull flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); bb 2011-12, G208, bottle 5/500
Dark brown color; medium sized beige compact head; although not the most difficult to remove, I find the wax on the cap annoying. No information on the whiskey type, but it really has an aroma of Bourbon; hence vanilla, and some roasted malts, nuts. The mouthfeel is weaker than the gravity would suggest, a bit dry, with a fairly pleasant flavor of dry dark caramel and dry chocolate, and a vanilla/Bourbon vein; ordinary bitterness. The final is rather short
This cask doesn’t add much to this kind of beer, maybe it would be more suitable for a bigger and sweeter beer; it’s nevertheless appreciated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly woody aroma. Fruity malty woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty weak woody caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2843) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Dark brown and almost clear with low beige head. Tart note on the nose - roasted malt? Roast, brown ale like taste. Citric and sweet... too sweet. Not really my type of thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of wood, brettanomyces, caramel, and a bit of whiskey. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, wood, whiskey, and caramel, as well as a bit of brettanomyces, leading to a lightly tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of dark chocolate and liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate and liquorice. Sweet and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Smooth, dark malty and chocolate. Bitter and chocolate dense malty. Smooth whiskey into the finish.


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