Lovibonds Dark Reserve No.3
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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Porter
Henley-on-Thames, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lovibonds Dark Reserve No.3 started out as a rich and luscious porter, crafted with a blend of seven malted barleys. Every year this brew takes our brewer and brewery to breaking point. After extended conditioning in the brewery we patiently aged this beer in wooden barrels that first contained that world famous Tennessee Whiskey, then our Dark Reserve No.2 The result is a stunning marriage of two crafts. Limited to 500 bottles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of Fin & Loz ]. Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood, grapa, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark malt, grapa, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130520]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Handbottle - Thanks to Fonefan. Pitch black - white head. Sweetness, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, high malty, smokey, fruity, licorice, ok bitterness, citrus/lemon freshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
Courtesy of fonefan. Very dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate and a little sour. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate, little roasted malts, little sour, little sweet, little dark fruit, wood and whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
Handbottled. A dark brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma has notes of fruits, alcohol, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, straw, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11902) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Courtesy of fonefan. Clear very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, wood, alcohol and light sour. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 240513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Very deep ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, sweet malts, some fruity notes. Flavour is sweet fruits, mild tart wood, some ashes as well as a bunch of vanilla and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of red wine. Fruity and roasted flavour of caramel and red wine. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
Sample @ DØE. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are wood, caramel, malt and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (32126) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
Handbottled., courtesy of fonefan. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth fruity and citric. Smooth fruity, phenolic and roasted malty. Dry wooden. Phenolic and roasted malty into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7698) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Had this in brewery April 2013. I had this again in bottle at Jan & Charlotte’s, Ulfborg, Denmark in company of Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella and Loz 20.05.13 Pours very dark brown with tan head, a light fruity sourness with some vanilla on nose. Tangy in mouth, maybe a little plastic at back, sour, fruity and with little sweetness. Really tangy fruitiness the whisky ageing is rather secondary, you can certainly tell that this has been aged close to the Sour Grapes. Interesting and pretty decent. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

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