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


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Backlog rating. Bottle. It pours a clear mahogany color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet and tart at the same time, with dark fruits, red tangy berries, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is also medium sweet upfront and tangy fruity later on. More notes of raspberries, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, red wine. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
Brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, marmalade. Light sour flavour, sweet caramel, toast, malts and marmalade. Finish marmalade and light malts.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6513) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Dark caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting greyish cream coloured head. Aroma is musty, tart fruits, caramel sweet. Flavour is tart berry, raspberry, raisin and dried fruits, with nice caramel and honey malts. Palate is musty, semi-dry, and medium full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG 2014 Sunday Tasting. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted fruity malty caramel flavor with weak tart hints. Has a roasted malty weak woody caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Vinous, dried fruit, sour, vanilla.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinous, sour, dried fruit, caramel, raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (5064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - pours black with a tan head. Light roasted malty aroma and taste, some caramel and treacle, dark fruits, some wooden tinged bourbon nuances on the palate. Really liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Black beer with a rich beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, pine, whisky notes, vanilla. Sour fruity flavor, caramel, vinous notes, woddy, figs, raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 acquired from the brewery. Dark mahogany brown with a well appointed tan covering. Nose is tangy dark fruits, sour rinse, woody vibes, light cocoa, subtle roasted notes. Taste comprises light roast, earthy presence, tarte dark fruit rinds, light spice, woody must, lactic tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tarte fruit rinse. Nice sour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Hazy deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Tangy dark malts with nice fruits. Balanced by sweetish but mellow vanilla oak. Trace of cherry in the light dry finish. A tasty number!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
RBESG grand tasting part 2
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and leather. Flavors of dark malts, leather and fruity

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