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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11910) - 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 (7031) - 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 don’t like the prices of these.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - 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 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is black with tan head. Aroma is tart, haven’t seen or had many dark looking sours. Some roasted malts, chocolate and a little bit of sourness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Black pour. Malty aromas. Smoke, red wine, roasted malts and brett notes. Bad mouthfeel. This beer is a mess. Decent body..

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle shared at the nyc tasting. Notes of butter acid and funk, bad whiskey and barrel, oaky, ashy and gross. Moldy cheese in the finish. Awful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours black brown with a thin khaki head that leaves a tiny wispy film and collar. Aroma is tart funk roared malt and yeast. Taste is tart sour with a mix of roasted malt and hidden coco and bitterness. Palate is thin slick chalky and dry.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Dark brown pour. Mild sour cherry. Quite flat on the palate. So close but kind of misses the mark.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JStax (3776) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
750 ml bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with no head. Bleu cheese aroma and taste are overwhelming. Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Black body with a small beige head, no lacing. Nose has some tangy sour notes with a good amount of red wine, faint cocoa, earth and paint. Taste is tart and sweet. Lots of red berry, roasted malt, wood, wine, dark chocolate, a little soy sauce. Body is medium-full and smooth. Finishes mostly dry with a bit of residual bittersweet flavor. The roasty sour combination is one I really enjoy. Excellent.


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