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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4779) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Sour. Wine. Cherries. Very nice and mellow. Some wood and tart finish throught the palate. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7662) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Wood, cherry and a bit of appropriate acetone. Cloudy amber with a thin beige head. Slight tart bite up front, cherry, oak and a bit of a sweet tart finish. Smells much better than the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
At the Anchorage presentation at The Wine & Cheese Place - Pours dark amber / mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has a nice mix of toasty malt, brown sugar, and citric / vinegar sourness. It has a medium / light body with some richness to it and soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dark fruits, red fruits, caramel, nutty malt and a nice crisp sourness that balances well and bring all of the flavors together. The finish has a rich sweetness, but heavy citric / lactic sourness balancing. "Balance" would be the key to this beer. Excellent in every way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4912) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Semi cloudy brown pour, with an off white head. Vinous, oak, balsamic vinegar, cherry, leather, a bit earthy, and some sweetness. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks phaleslu! Pours a brown color with white head. Sour, cherry, oak aromas. Oak, red wine, cherry, tart flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
808s n FartRates review #5 this one courtesy of Cateman197
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small head.

The aroma is funky with a bunch of cherry. It’s earthy rich and oaky all around.

The flavor is tart with some sour fruit and burnt sugar. It’s got a bunch of tart cherry character & oakiness.

Neat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Peter. Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Lots of grape skin, balsamic vinegar, and leather. Slight oak. Some grass, a bit of roasted malt, and dark fruits. Slight sweetness to the flavor along with a moderate tartness. Acetic/balsamic notes and a bit of fruit leather. Some roast, oak, and lots of grass. Dry finish. Minimal malt and fruit sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Aroma so oaky! Smells like oak chips.

Dat barrely balance; obv a Stave beer. Cognac massages the palate. Meticulous balance. Dammit Chad, stop being so awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(750ml bottle) clear deep amber, fine tan bubbles. Nose of sawdust, Brett C, earth, oak. Taste of oak, cognac, alcohol, cranberry, citrus, delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2747) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite. Tart cherry in the nose. with some bourbon. Strongly acetic and a burning finish. Overall very tart without much else; in a chest burning way without much fruitiness or barnyard.


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