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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle pours brownish red, low head. Tomato is tart vinegar and oak , taste is similar, not too tart finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Thanks to Eric for sharing this bottle. Pours murky burnt ruby / brown (can ruby be burnt?). No idea what to make of this one on the nose. Some grape? Musty basement. Some grape-derived fruit condensed and aged in some kind of nicely charred barrel. A little balsamic. A lot more - I keep smelling and smelling this, interrupted by a search for a bottle of cognac I don’t own to see what the spirit is supposed to taste like. A little molasses and burnt sugars in there. Taste isn’t too tart - just a hint of puke, some sweetness, something almost campfire smoky. Just a bit sweet, lightly tart finish, only the tiniest bit of the sweetened Cheerios thing I don’t like in sours (doesn’t detract at all here - basically just right for my taste). Almost completely flat, medium full body, leaves a film coating my mouth. Feels bigger than the 7% abv actually is. Overall: glass and a half and I still don’t know how I feel, but I’m inclined to like it more and more the more I drink. Pretty cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Batch #1 Jan '14. Bottle share. Murky mud and big bubble cap that settles a bunch. Aroma of raisin, date, wood, cognac, alcohol, vinegar, cheese. Taste is sour, fruit tartness. Super dry finish from a smooth, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy, dark maroon brown with rapidly settling off white head, no lace. Aroma is tart and acidic, big vinegar, with a dried cherry and plum, oaky background, hints of sweet cognac. Flavor is moderately tart, vinegar, and dried dark fruit up front, plum, cherry (and apple as it warms). Mellow cognac fading into a lingering oaky, tart finish and aftertaste. The cognac works well with the dark sour, barrel is not overpowering. More barrel character as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium body, and mildly dry, astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle from Belmont station with Willi. Pours brown with off white foam. Smells of citric acid, cherries, and earthy oak. Tastes sharp and sour of lemon, earth, cherries and sharp alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (791) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at the Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours a still translucent brown, the very slightest of tan head. Aroma cherries, lacto, a rather earthy approach to sour, reminds me almost of an old world wine, in that way. Body very tart, with a somewhat disappointing tangy citric finish, almost like an Emergency-C. With a bigger sip, booze shows up as well. Fine, but generally not up to either brewery’s standards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (776) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bomer, C&C. Hazy brown with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides but slowly dissipates. Aromas of sour plum and cherry, oak, funk, toasted malt, light vanilla, light caramel, cognac and vinegar. Flavor is sour cherries, plum, oak, funky yeast, toasted malt, light cognac and vanilla. Medium Bodied, acidic and dry. Lingering sour cherry/plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Batch 1 bottle. Aroma is very similar to that of a young Flanders red. Lots of cherry, berry and cassis with some lighter oak notes. Malt character is light but there is some chocolate and hints of roast. Light caramel and toffee as well. Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights and a small, medium thick, tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. No lacing and small legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with a medium light acidity. Like the aroma the flavor has a lot of fruit character. Cherry, berries and cassis are all present in large quantities. Medium oak notes add tannins as well as complexity. Light bitterness and low alcohol spice. Hints of grapes and raisins in the finish. Light chocolate, caramel and toffee notes. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this is a pretty darn good beer that really reminds me of a Flanders sour but with a bit less acidity. Lots of fruit and berry character with oak notes that really compliment well. Light malt notes also add complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (690) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2014
750 bottle. Dark Brown pour without much head. Tart Cherry aromas. Dry wood oily flavors. Sour Cherries, some vinegar. Almost hard to describe. Easy sour to drink. The Cognac doesn’t come thru, but it helped to tame this sour, its not as biting. Very dry. I would get another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (665) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Deep red/brown with thin layer of beige head. Very bright sour grape and raspberry aroma, carmel, floral hops, very sulphury. Mellow carbonation, slightly numbing mouthfeel, very clean finish. Very very clean sour taste, like a very sour white wine. Oaky, melon, slightly leathery, lime rind too. Nice bright sour, not too complex.

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