Bottled March 2020 • Released August 2020 • Bottles made 1269
Dark strong ale fermented in a Chianti barrel with 500 kg of cherries.
The new vintage of Eartha is glorious! Quite different to the 2015 vintage. When I blended the 2015, only half of the barrel was used and then I proceeded to top it up with a beer I had been again separately since 2016 and then let her age for another year and a half on the already three year ages beer. She pours deep burgundy-red with a tightly knit, dusty pink head. Complex aroma of caramel, rose petals, vanilla, overripe black cherries and a hint of strawberry. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with lively carbonation. More cherry follows up in the flavor complemented by caramelized sugar, fruity tartness and finishes clean with lingering acidity and almond notes.