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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 19 - Rufus Corvus

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 205   ABV: 6.83%
An artful and massively acidic blend of two major projects and further enhanced with several orphan barrels from the corners of our barrel aging cellar. All ale involved was barrel aged for a minimum of 8 months and a maximum of 24 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Shared at Craft. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Nose was oaky spirits, caramel, dark fruit. Tart flavor, very oaky, with some caramel and molasses notes, and late tart fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1421) - - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Vinous aroma with notes of cherry, apple, some vinegar and oak. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head with poor retention and no lacing. Starts with tart flavors of cherry as well as some apple to go with the lively mouthfeel due to the carbonation. Finishes like a dry red wine with sour vinegar and some oak. Extremely nice sour that aged really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Dark pour from 22o bottle. At home - very sweet and fruity. White head. Apple and Cherry flavors. Super tart

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Love this sour. Not too tart, or salty. Very light in flavor and very smooth. Pours a cherry color. Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12oz in trade from Rightcross55, thanks Matt. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Strong sour vinegar and wood aroma. Taste follows, a little acidic, starts sour, finish with the dry wine characteristic. Very balanced and delicious. Well done Avery!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle
The final beer in the flight took things in a direction that I can still taste to this day. Like a bottle of soured wine it mixes aspects of a traditional American sour with features that will have your wine drinking friends running in terror.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich chocolate colored head sits idly below a bubbly head that soon fades. Merlot or chardonnay left so long it has begun the transition to cooking vinegar rises upwards with an acidic defiance that sets the tone.

Flavor / Palate - Oak, malt vinegar, cherries, and then waves of dry vinous acidity blanket the tongue in sour bliss. The clean finish makes this the most palatable of the three samples although I wouldn’t want to tackle much more than 12 ounces in a single sitting even if it wasn’t upwards of $6.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Deep reddish amber-brown. Great aroma of oak, cherries, wine, some vinegar, cobwebs, malt, caramel. Sour and slightly sweetish flavor with caramel, fruits, vinegar, wine, oak, cobwebs. Medium-bodied. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle orginally sent by wchesser. Shared with jrob21. Acidic cherries and pit wine grapes, oak. Fairly big sourness and showed no signs of age. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12oz shared by westmeister. Little bit of grape and wine aroma. Flavor is nicely sweet with some cherry and grape. Good blend of flavors and aromas. Nice tartness to round things out a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen, thanks Aaron! Deep brown color with off white head. Acidic, cherry, oak aromas. Sour, acidic, oak, puckering flavors. Quite sour, but enjoyable.

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