Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours too cold off tap with little in the way of head. Deep, dark pint with notes of ruby-russet. Diacetyl and typically buttery oakiness along with raisins, dates and allspice aroma, port and brandy along with it. Smells like a good, full-on dessert pint.
The flavours are the same with the oak very much to the fore and those lovely medicinal flavours coming through strongly although the finish is running a little short. Perhaps will develop well with a bit of age. I’ll have to look out for a bottle and put it in the cellar.