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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


BEENJAMIN's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
750ml bottle a bit of a gusher but not an issue - pours a deep chestnut brown with an off white head. I get a lot of fruity Pinot notes both on the nose and palate. Oak, fig, leather, combined with a perfect tartness, nice carbonation, medium bodied, more Pinot notes, freaking delicious.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (669) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that dissipates quickly, the beer is a very dark black, I'm not even seeing colors on the edges when held up to the light Aroma: Pino noir wine, alcohol, funky, perhaps coffee Taste: very interesting, it's sour yet at the same time has a coffee bitterness to it, nestled in there you also get the red grape flavor from the Pino noir aging, alcohol warmth Palate: much thicker and full mouthfeel that I normally find in sours, unique aftertaste is a mixture of red wine coffee and sour beer, soft carbonation Overall: very unique beer, the way the flavors all come thru assertively is impressive, not your typical stout or sour beer, not really easy to drink, I like it overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1182) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Brown with Lacy beige head; aroma red winey; Flava is tart yet subtle maltiness oaky- very red winey deliscous; feels little fizz til the end; finishes tart acidic very much like red wine

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. A very dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is quite roasted and sourish, a bit simple perhaps, but very pleasant. Some vinegar, oak and berries. It’s full-bodied, soft and pleasantly carbonated, rather tart. Prunes, roasted malts, some salty licorice hint, oak, lemon notes, dark berries and some balsamic vinegar. Lasting roasted, sour and vinegar-ish finish. Quite lovely this one, perhaps a tad too much vinegar though. 150612

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, QC
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of tart, vinegar, wood, dried fruits and balsamico. Taste is light to medium sweet and heavy sour with a long dry, sour, vinegar and dried fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (461) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a dark, murky black with small tan head leaving moderate lacing. Very tart with hint of raspberry, sour plum. Medium to full body. Long, sour finish. Hints of woody, pinot, bit of whisky, but less prominent. This is an excellent, well rounded beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (794) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is nice balsamic vinegar with a background of whisky and and burnt oak. Flavor is vinegar with a whisky kick. Mmm...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (393) - 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 (4625) - 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 (2154) - 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 (10713) - 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.


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