18 November 2010

Divine Reserve 10 Review

Appearance (0-3):   Pours up a crystal clear amber with ruby highlights and a thin to non-existant tan head.  Good bubbling up the sides of the tulip glass.  2 points.

Aroma/Bouquet (0-4): Very faint smell of dark fruit or sweet malt.  Disappointingly faint, in fact.  2 points.

Taste (0-10):  Starts off malty and sweet.  Hops come through in the finish at the back of the tongue.  Some dark fruits flavors linger on the palate.  Medium to medium high carbonation gives this good mouthfeel, and makes this barleywine feel lighter than it really is.  8 points

Overall Impression (0-3):  Not a bad barleywine, but it has to work hard to overcome the lackluster aroma and thin head.  2 points

Total (0-20): 14 Points


posted by hiikeeba at 13:16


Blogger assurbanipaul said...

The sample that won at BBBB was aged for two years. DR10 needs a couple of years to improve.

9:55 AM  
Blogger hiikeeba said...

That's why I have a six pack hidden in the back of the beer fridge. I like the beer. I just thought there should have been more aroma, and the head was a little weak. And the thin head may be contributing to the weak aroma.

I'll revisit it again in a year.

10:07 AM  

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