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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3001) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled at the W&C Clayton. It poured a dark black cherry color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark cherries, some mild funk and dark malts. The taste was of sweet berries, cherry, a little caramel and some funk in the finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On tap at Crooked Stave (The Source). Deep reddish brown appearance with a lingering beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, earth, funky yeast, sour notes and a touch of cognac. Similar flavor, sour, tart, funky, woody and fruity with a light puckering feel. Medium body with a lingering finish. Dank.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
sweet, vinegar, brown mustard spicy, berries. The appearance is brown, thin head. The flavor is sour, vinegar, tart fruit. The finish is the same. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2982) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Dark copper body; semi-translucent with a khaki foam on top that disperses quickly to a foamy collar. Tart red apple aroma with a good amount of vinous red grape, red wine oak, & semisweet booziness. I get more wine than cognac on the nose, but that’s okay. Faint lemon, mild acidity, & a pinch of lactic acid. Light hints of vanilla, cherry, & wood. Flavor is heavier on the vinous notes, as well as the ripe cherry flavors, coming alive with a good deal of acidity & a nice bite of sour lacto. Hints of cinnamon, spicy oak, red apple, & red wine grapes that battle between lactic sourness & vinous booziness. Slightly dry finish with a lingering sweet boozy cherry & woody finish. Really enjoyable stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
Dark chestnut pour with a small cashew head that left a spot or two of lacing. Tart plum skin, raisin, cherry flesh, oak, vinegar, funky cheese, and even mild chocolate notes. Really complex and assertive. Not an enamel peeling sour but definitely causes the lips to pucker a bit. Ample carbonation. Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown with white head. Very sharp aroma, some vinegar, oak. Taste of funk, oak. Very acidic. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle gifted by daknole. Thank you, my friend, for the great hang, conversation, and delicious beers. The beer is a dark chestnut hue with tinges of russet and crimson, sporting a thin, beige collar. The aroma brings brettanomyces, funk, cherry, oak, a touch of spice. Similar flavor, with additional notes of balsamic vinegar, black currant, red wine, port. Subtle notes of nuts, earth. Light to medium bodied with moderate acidity. Similar in some regards to an oud bruin. A delicious beer. I’ll be sipping on this for the next couple hours. Cheers Dak!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2799) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters displaying a dark mahogany color, with a modest layer of off white foam the reduced to a persistent ring, leaving cling spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was tart grape & dark cherry, with barrel & tanniny notes, yeasty brett, and lurking, cognac-like alcohol presence. Medium+ bodied, the taste mimicked the aroma well, retained the yeasty funk, advanced the tartness to controlled sour, and finished pleasantly dry. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at ChurchKey. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of Brett, funk, floral notes, citrus. Tasting notes of tart fruit, Brett, funk, vinegar, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Enjoyed this quite a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2728) - 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.


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