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


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7278) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
bottle at Jans ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft funk ... dark roast malt nose ... dark malts ... very lactic ... soft sour ... soft dark roast ... but mostly sour lactic tones ... not me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (845) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Keg at brewery, 20th April 2013, in the beer garden, first day of spring! This is a beer full of flavour, some smoke and ash and you get the jack Daniels taste of the barrels, with a pretty sour back end that lingers, tasty all round

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
Keg at Lovibonds. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, cocoa, bourbon, red grape and mellow roast. The taste is tangy fruit, berry, jam, light roast, toast, berry yoghurt, wood, earth, ash and light alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Med-full body and moderate carbonation. Barrel-aging has definitely tanged this up, but its still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Dark brown shade with a fleeting head. Nice bourbon presence on the nose with black cherry and cola. Instant hit of damp wood on the tongue before moving through bourbon and chocolate notes. Quite a bit of sourness at the heart of this. Wood and sour notes are perhaps too dominant. Whilst the barrels are a nice touch, I didn’t think the base beer was particularly impressive.

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