Looking at earlier reviews of this on Untappd, I’m gonna say that this has got better with some age on it. Other than chestnut, I don’t see any other adjuncts in the ingredients. Chestnut nowhere near as noticeable as in say Kuri Kuro by Miyazaki Hideji.
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The last time I tried something like this was Chateau Aro by Garage Project. This is better, in my opinion. Smells like white wine. A bit of barley water. Like a brettanomyces/lactic acid bacteria type funky aroma after warming.
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Dark fruit aroma like prune juice/raisins. A bit of sarsi cola. Taste follows the nose. Dark fruit. Chocolate. Molasses type sweetness. Rye spice mid palate & finish. Liquorice bitter. Sweetness is very balanced & doesn’t stand out. Not bitter for a stout
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Aroma of sour plums or some type of stone fruit when first serve cold out of the fridge. After warming, it does smell like a fruit tart or a pie with berries for filling. Tastes very fruity! Again, plum or some form of stone fruit. Good level of sourness!
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Aroma: Vinous. Dark fruit. Some Chinese soy sauce. A bit of smoke & char. Reminds me of 龟苓膏&仙草 after warming. Taste: Prominent sweetness, still balanced, not cloying. Sweeter when warm. Savoury/umami mid palate. Not very roasty bitter for stout standards
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