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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Double Golden Ale Aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (604) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Surly Darkness Eve 2014. I am unable to find written tasting notes on this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This one poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of Belgian yeast, candy sugar, red wine, and tannins. Flavor was lightly funky, barrel character, some sweetness, and grapes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8630) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours orange gold white heads. Nose/taste of white wine, oak, wild yeast, lemon candy and tart fruit. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3590) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with tan head. Light herbal, wine, malty aromas. Malty, citrus and light oak tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, thick, moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Vinous nose, a bit sweet, a touch bready.   Vinous and oaky on the tongue, warming as well.   Can feel the 10%, albeit its not hot.   Smooth, a little buttery sweet but not in a bad way.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Sweet finish, bready, oak, vinous, with a very soft fruity flair.   Decent concoction.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2263) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a golden ,color with two fingers of fizzy white foam. Lots of sweet corn pops, spicy yeast, round cereal grain, toasted caramel some underlying complexity of tannic fruit but it is very subtle. Lots of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6149) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A fresh fruity vinous nose, woody. The flavor is dry malty, certainly the base Golden ale is there, fresh wine barrels. Light spices, banana. OK. The barrel is very big.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (1022) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a tiny bubble white cap that retains pretty nicely, settling to a dense rope and large bubble islands. Aroma of sweaty sock yeast, peach, grape skin, a touch of wood, straw. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1028) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with a bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Pinot comes through in the aroma more than in the taste. Taste is somewhat phenolic. Heavy, thick, alcohol ... grapes still there as well, but mostly a heavy and thick golden ale. Overall: The label goes into detail about golden ales not generally going into barrels, and wine barrels at that ... I applaud that brewers out there are taking changes and trying different stuff, but this is one that really doesn’t work at all for me. Hard to finish even a 6 oz glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Poured a dark reddish brown with two finger foamy white head. Smell of brett and mild fruit. Caramel sweetness with a heavy brett taste. Not getting the pinot barrel or any vineous notes which would imo enhance the flavor


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