Durin! Bottled

As I’ve received quite a few of emails asking for a sneak peek at our Dwarven Ale “Durin!“, I just couldn’t bring myself to disappoint you fine folks and had to drag myself to the brewery for another tasting.   It was quite the challenge but you know me, anything for you wonderful ale enthusiasts!

Me and a few of my mates headed over to the brewery yesterday and had a select tasting of (if I may say so myself) our excellent Dwarven ale.   Well, truth be told… we were in luck we knew the brewer that well, otherwise he likely wouldn’t have allowed us to behave like drunken dwarrows as the night progressed… but I digress.

Without further ado, I bring you… Durin!

Durin!

Durin!

 

“Durin!” is a deep brown, creamy, richly flavored bitter ale sporting a woolly foam beard. A true cross between a bold Stout and a traditional Trappist. The deep burnt malt flavor and heavy alcohol aroma form a dwarven chorus with the coffee, liquor, fruit and caramel flavors. A very pleasurable long and bitter aftertaste complete this “deathless” of ales.

And now our “Deathless” bottled..

Durin! Bottled

Durin! Bottled

 

As you can see the deep brown ale in the brown bottle make for a very dark brown (nearly black) look at first glance.   The bottle cap with the same color complete this ale perfectly, well… not quite off course.  As I’m still looking for that perfect label to stick on this fine bottled brew.

Anyone willing to have a go at designing a brilliant label, or wishes to win a selection of Durin! should have a look at the artist competition article posted earlier last week.

Good luck and cheers!

Oh, and here’s to the Dwarven New Year *raises another Durin!*

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About The Dwarrow Scholar

The Dwarrow Scholar first experienced the brilliance of Tolkien when he received a copy of The Hobbit from his uncle as a kid, reading it feverishly again and again. Some years on, when he got his very own walk-man (aye forget about tiny iPods, this thing was a brick and played cassette tapes) he made his own little audiotape of The Hobbit, so he could listen to it on his bike on his way to school. Between reenacting the Battle of Five armies with 4 of his school friends (still feel sorry for the kid that had to be the Orc) and before the days of internet, you would find Roy frequently in libraries trying to find all he could about Tolkien and his beloved dwarves. When Roy isn’t delving into Neo-Khuzdul or searching for lost dwarven treasures on the net he’s enjoying time with his wife and son, re-reading his tormented Tolkien paperbacks, watching a good movie, learning new languages or playing a game of LoTRO on Laurelin as Kandral Strongbeard.
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3 Responses to Durin! Bottled

  1. Bullbeard says:

    Cheers Kandral! If the Ale taste as good as it looks good, you’ve scored indeed!

    Like

  2. theviking says:

    Viking wants a taste!

    Like

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