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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ale brewed with summit hops. Triple fermented. First in French Oak Foudres, second in pinot noir and whiskey barrels with brett and other critters. Finally in the bottle for natural carbonation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6771) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
9/13/13. 750mL bottle from Grassroots. Dark pour, almost black, with a surprisingly small tan head. Decent aroma, some roast, ash, and chocolate with a dose of wood and red wine and a bit of funk and sour - not much. More sour in the flavor, complex, better than the aroma led on. Funky, sour, plenty of oak and red wine, but not over the top. Lots going on, pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
This is a sour I can get behind. Bits of aged salmon are non existent, like my trust in Michael. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3524) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with spotty beige froth. Nose is Tootsie Rolls, wood and red wine vinegar. Milky medium body with a tang, more woody than sour. Taste is cocoa and red wine getting a bit sweeter with red currants then black pepper. Adds some depth with warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle... Poured dark, near black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma had wine-soaked wood with vibrant dark fruits and cocoa. Tasted vinous, lots of dark fruit tones, a hint of cocoa and roast, along with wood and acidity. Funk and lactic acid came into play and push forward the wine-like wood and dark fruit ester characters.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2621) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Bottled:
Pours dark -as good as black- brown with a small head. Vinous aroma of cherries, oak casks and red wine. Tart flavour of sour cherries, oak casks, red wine and roasted malt, some smoke perhaps. Alcohol bitter finish. A bit demanding, but pretty good anyway.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6641) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
750, corked and baled. Pours a murky dark brown ebony with a scant pale tan head that fades. Plenty of wood showing on the nose, with a nice dry airy tartness like the gentlest balsamic vinaigrette you ever smelled. Creamy medium body with lively carb. The triple fermentation has sucked every bit of residual sugar out of this, leaving it dancing on the lightest of feet, with a great blend of dark sour thatís almost roasty with some woody notes and nice acetic complexity from the grapes. Not too many other beers out there like this. Safe to say itís not for everyone, and no doubt often misunderstood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, spice, sour and tannic wood aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tannic sweet flavor with a medium to heavy tannic wood dry and sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6883) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm (later by Tmoney99). Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin beige film. The aroma has quite a bit of sour lactic qualities interspersed with cocoa, nuts and roast. It is very different than beers like Tart of Darkness, etc. The flavor is much of the same with maybe more tart character. Some vinous notes,Brett and wood. Interesting complex beer. I still donít like the prices of these.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, berry, barnyard, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, wood, brett, fruity - overriped fruit - dried fruit, dark malt. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130503]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is black with tan head. Aroma is tart, havenít seen or had many dark looking sours. Some roasted malts, chocolate and a little bit of sourness.


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