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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a deep dark brown one with a quickly gone and light sidesticking beige top. Your can really smell the sourness on the nose here. A bit flemmish perhaps? Red sour berries and a nice sweetness combined with loads of brett and some rubber. Quite interesting and original. Great flavors also. Some paint tones, lots of acidic soaked in lime marinade berries and again tons of brett. Fresh and cool! Enjoyed. 03.05.2013

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2809) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
Pours dark brown to black with light reddish hue, low tan head. Aroma of cherries, bretta, chocolate, light basement. Taste is distinct cherry sour with light initial milk chocolate and hints of dark chocolate in the finish. Body is light and fresh with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4806) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2013
750 ml bottle from Beer Trappe. Chocolate. Cherry. Sour. Dark body. Bit of red wine as well. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
Bomber. Sour, chocolate, and farty aroma -- like two-day-old garbage. Dark, near black color. Prunes and chocolate initial / mild and more of the same in mid / finish is more or less smooth. Medium body. Very unusual aromas. Mild flavors. Doesn’t go to extremes, despite all the bacteria treatment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Black with lace. Tangy, oaky nose, yogurt, vinegar, hcocolate, some coffee, orange, some licorice, compost. Choco-coffee sout flavor comes out more in the mouth, with tangy orange, cola, fudge, vinegar. Nice but I feel too young.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment. Thanks to Luke! Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Vinous, dark chocolate, caramel, red grape, plum, spicy, vanilla aroma. Somewhat roasty, chocolate, caramel, grape/plum/raisin, toasty, tangy, vinous flavor. Pretty tasty flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of sour cherry, vinegar, hints of oak, biscuit, touch of dark fruit, hints of lactic. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, toffee, oak, dark fruits, hints of toffee, slight dark chocolate, touch of sour cherry, vinegar, hints of lactic, finishing fairly sweet, slightly sour, bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pours a beautiful black with a light brown head. No lacing. Aroma is super tart, sour, and funky with a slight roast/smokiness. Taste is surprisingly subdued compared to the aroma. Thinking a lot of the aroma comes from the barrels. Very roasty, cocoa, and soy-filled with a light tartness. This beer does have a very expansive palate though. From chocolate and coffee to citrus fruit and wood. In the argument over whether a sour stout should be classified as a sour ale or a stout this would be a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours lilac brown with a small tanned head. Aroma is sour funky stable malty fruity. Flavor is sour malty a bit roasted berry bitter. Good longlived bitter fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Bottled March 2013. Pours a deep brown, not quite opaque, with a minimal beige head. Aroma of berry fruits, sour funk, toasted brown sugar, oak, soy, cocoa, earth, and coffee. Flavor of oak, roasted malts, soy, balsamic vinegar, berries, cocoa, wine, and bretty funk. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, fruity, dry, umami mouthfeel. Really complex and interesting. I have to hand it to Anchorage for doing this much to a beer and not ruining it.


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