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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
A black body with mahogany trim supports a fading, creamy-smooth, frothy-capped khaki head which creates dots and an arcing peninsula of lace

Fluent and complimentary with solid intensity, mostly seamless transitions conjuring an array of nuances, juicy pinot noir barrel characteristics merging into more subtle whiskey barrel with meshing lacto and barrel creaminess bridging into caramel and dark malt which transitions into earthy, damp funk, black peppercorns, anise, chocolate covered bananas, sweet tart and juicy fruit gum, acidulous fruit accents swirl around the experience, plumb, pineapple, white grape, peach, all on a smooth, cohesive medium body with rounded, mellow carbonation leading to an abrupt clearing sour tannic dryness which quickly gives way to a residual of dark chocolate syrup over dark wine and berries, lingering light funk

750ML cork and cage BATCH #2 NOV/2014 served at 50º into 14.7 oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours dark brown with a soapy tan head. The aroma has dark berries, sourness, citrus, brett funk, red wine, tannins, some oak and smooth roast. It has a medium / full prickly body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with some vinegar, sour cherries, green apples, lactic sourness, some chocolate malt and light bugs. The finish shows red wine, more bugs, paper/wood, oak and metallic aspects. Really enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Black body with a grey brown head. Whiskey and wine barrel is apparent in the nose with the promise of something tart. Mild sour flavor with a black berry note. Acidity gets a bit buteric at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
750 mL caged and corked bottle at home. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy tan head, quickly and mostly dissipating with spare lacing. Aroma is pedio and lacto tartness, plums, light roast and chocolate malt notes, cherries, light oak and nutmeg. Flavor is tart pedio and lacto with plums and cherries, light, non-bittered malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, sweet oak and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 thanks Fry Matt .. Pours a murky brown dark .. Lots of foam on faces .. Mild yeast, road tar, and tart ink .. Solid feel, long happy finish .. This is quite the beer .. .
Excuse me ma’am, I paid extra for the cheese, yet, there was no cheese #TheMatrix

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1443) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with spotty beige head. Aroma is very tart. Taste has tartness mixed with oak and booze. Interesting mix.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1184) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Tart, funk, roasted malt and yeast aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, tart, funk, oak and wine flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Roasted malt, tart and oak finish. Weird but good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong oak, dark fruit, vinous, cherry. Thin mouth, oak, cherry, dark fruit, wine, good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Massive aromas of plum, dark fruits, black cherries, blackberries, grapes, raisins, rice vinegar, oak, acidity, rye whiskey and vinous wine grapes. Appears dark black on a thin brown foam rim. Taste moderate sourness upfront with dark fruits, plums, raisins, prune juice, wine grapes, rice vinegar, chocolate, very chalky cocoa, toffee, dark malts and very dry, slightly roasty whiskey finish with no booze. Overall, I saw that this was a dark sour ale (as I love sour ales) aged in whiskey barrels (as I love whiskey/bourbon aged beers) and also wine barrels so I was expecting a big treat. The aroma was immense but sadly the beer falls very flat in my opinion. All the notes are very hinted undertones. Big disappointment, B- rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (260) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle pour at Bottle share, very dark amber pour, sour fruit aroma, nice favor wine tasting fruit. Enjoyed this


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