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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (616) - - JUN 15, 2014
750ml corked bottle. Sour aroma with fruity notes, like cherry. Pours very dark brown with a thin, short-lived off white head and some lacing. Taste is sweet fruit with cherry notes and a lively, vinous mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation in this one. Finishes quite sour with the vinous flavor and mouthfeel lingering on the palate long after a sip. Nice, complex sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster. Looks good; a airly transparent dark amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; malty and funky with notes of cherry, grape, oak, brett, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
bottle at WWBA this is a great one. pours brown wih great nose of booze and tart fruit. tastes of cherry, light caramel, cognac, plums, and twigs. fruity finish with a mellow carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8944) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Etched glass bottle at WWBA. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of wood, sour funk, cognac, and caramel funk. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle..Pour is brown with a thin off white head. .Nose is funk, oak, caramel, spice, tart...Taste is tart, funk, cherries, soft vinegar, dry..

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2879) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark plum appearance. Mild head. Smell is fantastic. So cognac and liquor sweetness. Grapey and prune and toffee. Super grape forward. Fig and plum with sugar cane Splenda and some banana runt. The liquor cognac is really easy to pick out. So nice in the finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma: Bready, Sour Mash, Mild Tobacco Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sour Mash, Dark Red Wine, Red Plums, Cranberries Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
> Bizarre passionfruit and hot pepper mildly acetic dark sour

[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ montrealbctr ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> Clear deep amber pour, tan spotty lace. Nose is tropical fruit, hot red peppers, passionfruit, cranberry, salty acetic. Really odd but nice. Taste is acetic, salty, cranberry. Mouthwatering pickle and salt. Not bad, strange dark sour. Tannic, salty, mild pickle. Quite the bizarre experience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle consumed at mikkeller bar. Pours dark brownish mahogany with beige head. Aroma is vinous grapes, cognac, cherries, and Brett. Nice tartness and huge barrel notes. A really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Shared with Brian. Awesome dark red to brown pour with a fairly clear body. Small one finger head didn’t last long in a tulip. Some mild lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, apples, pears, plums. The taste was a complexity of sour dark cherries, apples, turned prunes, brett yeasts, booze, oak barrel and light spice. Thin body, medium to light carb. Tart, but not overly, finish. Very good.


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