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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


wedgie9's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tasted on 7/12/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Belmont Station. Pours almost completely black with an average tan head that slowly settles into a collar of lace. The nose is prune with coffee, dark chocolate, roast, and a nice red wine vinegar and citrus sourness. The flavor is the same, with all of the flavors nicely melded, and the sourness not really kicking in until the finish. The body is medium and tannic with average carbonation and a long roasted dark chocolate, coffee, and sour red wine vinegar and citrus finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2016
750ml bottle at share on 6/11/16. Pours out flat, oily black body. Smell goes in another direction, fruity and tart. Taste is also fruity, with more tartness, and more of the barrel elements coming into play. A nice cap to the evening, full of excellent beers

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
laurent5345 (53) - CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Sour wild ale. Le goût de pinot se fait bien sentir celui de whisky un peu moins. Belle rondeur du goût en général. Légère avidité. Une référence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3310) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle share. Dark brown color with a smaller tan head. The aroma is complex with the barrel notes, vinous bits, and brett. Lots going on here, from buggy tart notes to the woody barrel taste. Dark fruits and more vinous bits. Some moderate sour lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2180) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of wet wood, wild berries; balanced flavour with a long, medium sour flavour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8267) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle pour at Noc noc. Opaque dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is nice lacto sour, sweet choc , leather, praline, little Apple. Flavour is tangy granny smith apple, sweet vanilla. Choc some coconut. Tangy. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and sour, highish carbonation. Good sour stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle - Soured dark malts and cherry notes. Deep brown black with a thin beige head. Tart and nicely soured dark malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear datk reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, grapes, oak, cocoa and light bourbon. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, grapes, light oak and a hint of bourbon with a crisp dry tart lingering roasty grape finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch #2, bottled in November 2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, black pepper, leather, light vanilla, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, black pepper, leather, light vanilla/char, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Moderate balanced tartness/spiciness and light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, oak, black pepper, leather, light char, and yeast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and slightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle share at Paul’s 10K, many thanks to Theydon_Boost. 8.5% bottled Nov 2014. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is spice, dried out lemon, dry apricot, dusty. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is chocolate and mint, mint choc chip, earthy and tangy sour lemon notes, dry finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5858) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
22pz bomber shared at Paul’s 10k tasting in London. Many thanks to Cloin for this juan. It pours a dark brown almost black color with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet malty and tangy with raisins and red fruits. Taste is tangy and acidic with hi plate rum strawberries red fruits lemon tang cocoa. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice and xolid


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