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Signature Brew Ed Harcourtís Dark Heart

Signature Brew
Brewed at Titanic (UK)

Style: Brown Ale
Leyton, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%

An Edwardian Brown Ale.
Throwing a big 6.8% punch of brooding, smoky, oaken flavours - this is not a beer for the faint of heart
This beer has been brewed in an initial limited edition run of just 1,000 bottles by the Signature Brew team, under the guidance of Head Brewer Tom Bott, with Ed on hand to lend his assistance, drinking wisdom and finely-honed palette. Ed Harcourtís critically-celebrated songwriting demanded that we made a beer that doesnít quickly disappear from the tongue. Four malts are used to give the intensive backbone, letting the transatlantic hops glide over the top adding high notes and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Signature Brew Ed Harcourts Dark Heart ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, coffee, dusty coffee, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty coffee, chocolate beans, malty - hop bitter finish. Body is medium to medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130817]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Mold chocolatey and caramel aroma. Standard for this time of year really. Fruity tasting and quite syrupy. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Cask at the Signature Tap Takeover at the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop on 7 March 2014. Poured a very dark brown, with a ruby hue and a dense, beige head. Aroma of dark malt, prunes and grain. Spicy flavours, with some molasses and dried fruit. Finish was grass, toasted malt and liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6544) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, chestnut brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Intense nuttily malty aroma, sweetish, hints of nougat, a touch of roast. Taste is dry malty, nuttily, minimally roasty, subtle sweetness, dry hints of nut parings, well matching hoppy overtones with minimally herbal and grassy touch. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - dark ruby coloured with slim beige head. Big aroma of roasted malts, nuts, liquorice, caramel, dark fruit. Sae for the taste, plus some chocolate, hops, smoothish medium mouthfeel. Good brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Deep mahogany with a white with a beautiful lacy lasting head. Nice smell of hops, with deep malt and nice caramel. Some vanilla in the back. Nice rounded full mouthfeel. Tastes of sweet toffee at first and finishes with a slight roast bitter dry finish. There is a bit of astringent club soda in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7843) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is big nut woody malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth earthy malt hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Really liked this one from the aroma through to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11264) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood and some dark ripe fruits. Flavor is moderate sweet and light heavy bitter with a long lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours clear dark brown. Aroma is wood, caramel, grass, metallic and some yeast. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Pretty good brown ale. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3rd November 2013
Clear deep red - amber beer with a tidy pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with light fine carbonation. Smooth creamy malt, semi dry. Very light touches of roast, coffee and smoke. Light smooth finish. Okay but wants something else.

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