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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6178) - 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 (996) - 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 (299) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1415) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
750 mL bottle opened at a tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head. Big sour dark fruit aroma. Sour dark fruit flavor on top of a light chocolate like body. Tart flavor lingers forever. Grape and black cherry finish. Awesome beer, and unique for sure. Not too many black belgian sours out there. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights under a thin white head. Big sour acid, soft wood. Funk, chewy malt. Big warm malt. Big and warm, roast and acid, soft and funky. Warm alcohol, roast and acid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small dark brown head, good lacing. Aroma is vinous, Bretty, roasty, cocoa, tobacco, oak. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, vinous red wine notes, oak, roasted malts, chocolate. Light funk with characteristic Anchorage strain Brett notes present in the background. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Nice effort. I am a sucker for Anchorage beers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (455) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle, 2nd batch, 2014. Body nearly black, opaque, cardboard colored head fades, some lace,. Aroma is kombucha, currants, peach, raisin, currants, faint funk. Taste is dry, sour cider, peach pit, cinnamon, raisin. Finish is bitter, and sour. Palate is light, carbonation soft, but that spice feels so sharp. Alcohol very well hidden. Good, but not as good as sex machine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle-March 2013 batch #1 Pours pitch black oily with a small tean head and good lacing from the start. Nose is totally crazy-lots of funk, roast, horseblanket, char, oak, wood, lacto yeast-just crazy! Flavors are insane!!! lots of char, roast, lacto yeast, brett funk, lots of burnt notes, very sharp char, very cutting bitterness, alcohol is detected and im sort of surprised. I thought this would have faded by now. With that said, its a fantastic and complex brew! totally complex and keeps changing as it warms. With the top from this brewery if you ask me!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2323) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark clear black in color... Aroma of blackberries, chocolate, light roasted malts... Flavor is juicy blackberries, vinous notes from Pinot aging... Light tartness, oak, berries, chocolate... Really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Nice deep brown/black color with a great aroma. Sour fruit and chocolate aroma and flavor


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