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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Vagabond is the second offering in our limited 375 ml series. With only 500 bottles made, this beer is from one of the only barrels to move with us into our new brewery three years ago. Aged four years in American oak barrels, it boasts a complex aroma of maple syrup and port, with background notes of marzipan, plum and dill. Flavors of tart, unripened plum and caramel give way to a warming, toasted almond finish. As always...an adventure.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend thanks to Joe for sharing, pours hazy dirty blond with a medium off white head. Aroma is floral with tons of wood going on. Flavor is tart berries, lots of fruity yeast going on and a nice dry finish that is tart with moldy wood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
This ale is a very dark amber, a little lighter in the light. It is brown with highlights of red, reminding me of tea. There is little carbonation as the head is about half a finger but fades way too quickly. There is little lacing. The aroma is strong with sourness coming from tobacco, leather and oak. There is oddly no tartness from fruit detectable. The taste is very similar to the aroma with a strong oak taste followed by a sour finish. The after taste sour lasts several seconds. the beer is good but its not something you could or would drink a lot of. I’m a big wild fan and find them drinkable but this is on the very far end of drinkability.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Wow, the first beer on day 3 of RBWG 2011
Appearance: Hazy amber with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart apples, woody and vanilla
Taste: Tart apples, sour malts and vanilla
Very nice. Good way to start the day, thanks for sharing this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear tawny/orange, thin off-white head, weak lacing. Nose is tart red fruit, tight oak, cider apples, slightly acetic, strawberries. Flavours of red fruit, sweet woody vanilla, leather, tovacco. Very different, and very cool.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle shared by a generous soul Saturday morn at RBWG. I wasn’t quite ready for a brew, but a nice sour tart brew was fine. Pours a golden hue with a medium white head. A great nose of wood, cherries, sweet plums, tart notes. The flavor was very nice; a mellow brew, woody, lots of sweet fruit, cherries, dusty, oxidation, but this is a tart brew as well, not acidic but smooth. Complex and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2010
For New Years Eve. Pours dirty brown. Vinous nose of fermented grapes and basement funk. Taste is slightly acidic, mostly sour plum skins, fermented grape and light chocolate and maple.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Big thanks to bmanning for opening this up at a recent tasting. A: Pours a dark reddish copper with some nice carbonation throughout. S: Lots of oak and sweetness coming from dark fruit and hints of maple syrup. A little bit of funk in there as well. Very unique. T: Quite similar to the nose with just a lot going on. Not completely blended together in the flavor department, but there were so many little things about it that I enjoyed. The dark fruits, oak, and funk were a great combination. M: Pretty smooth with fairly low carbonation and a light-to-medium mouthfeel. D: Definitely would not have guessed that this one was 10%. Very drinkable with some nice flavor characteristics. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-16-2010

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle. Courtesy of Mothman. Poured into a CCB snifter a fairly dark hazed deep mahagony rust color with a very thin collared head. The aroma isn’t that strong with only subtle notes of dark fruit, oak, and caramel. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Sweet dark fruit start with a very wine like grape flavor. Slightly sour with a more malty flavor than sour. Lingering flavor of purple grapes and port wine. Overall, this is a decent beer but nothing to me that is very mind blowing. The flavors are nice and well blended but I think additional sourness wold have balanced out the sweetness a little better, that being said though, I wouldn’t turn this beer down at all if offered again. The wine characteristics really dominate the aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Thanks to maltzilla for sending this my way! A- Pours with a 1/2 finger foamy white head which eventually fades to a thick collar and leaves little to no lacing behind in the glass. Body is a dirty bronze hue that is slightly translucent with a dynamic cloudiness. N- The overall impression of the nose is mild, soft, and balanced. Vinegar, slight tartness, vinous grape, and pear come through. T- Flavor is very balanced and mildly sour. This is a really complex brew and with every sip I am picking up something new. Grape, light spiciness, light vinegar, yeasty background, raisin, cinnamon, apple, pear, soaked oak, . Overall impression is delicate, sweet, sour, and slightly oaky- a mild alcohol heat comes through for the finish. P- Carbonation is soft. Body is medium weight and exceptionally smooth and yeasty. O- I had no idea while drinking this that it was 10%! This is an awesome brew-its delicate and very complex overall. Probably the best I have had from Allagash (that isnt a collaboration) so far. I love it! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-21-2010 00:41:20

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Huge thanks to Joe for sharing this one, tasted alongside Gargamel and Victor Francenstein. Aroma is interesting and unexpected with the sweetness of the maple syrup dominating with dark fruits and sugar. There is a definite oak character with some spiciness, while the tartness is very, very subtle. It smells almost like a port. The taste starts with some sweet, but overripe dark fruits, with a little more tartness than the aroma but still not much. The sweet sugary backbone and sweet port flavors are dominant until the finish where the oak starts to show. The mouthfeel is boozy and a little dry, but, again, really feels like a tawny port on the palate. Carbonation is low. This is an interesting sour though nothing like I was expecting. Less like a sour and more like an after dinner wine.


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