Bottle at home, 6th August 17. Pours a black beer, thinnish, some head. Aroma is vineous, wood barrel, dark roasted malts. Taste is vineous, woody, dark Chocolate, a bit sharp, light in the palate, dry bit complex, not too sweet, which I liked. Not bad.
Bottle. Barrel ageing can be a tricky business and often weaker beers struggle to stand up to the intense flavours of the barrel. When poured a lively, black and frothy beer emerges from the bottle with a big aroma profile of wood, red wine, tannin and peardrops. There’s a hint of funkiness to start but when tasted this intensifies and almost leans towards lemon rind. Here’s when the malts come into play but unfortunately this is missing and the result is a fairly thin mouthfeel without any sweetness, although quite smooth and playful. Interesting beer but I expected more. Lack of sweetness disappoints and makes this quite laborious.
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