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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 19 - Rufus Corvus

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 205   ABV: 6.83%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3131) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Tomís. Clear dark mahogany pour with ring of white foam. Aroma is fruity, nice oaky aromas, earthy brett, cherry. Taste is fruity, nice tartness, fruity acidity, cherry, long lingering citric finish. Palate is light-med bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2825) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Bottled April 7 2014. From marheb, thanks! Hazy mahogany with a small bubbly beige head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of red fruits with strong barrel presence (wine), wood, caramel notes and hints of ketchup. Taste is quite fruity (red fruits) and winey with oak, caramel, light sweetness and moderate sourness. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Lingering woodsy and fruity finish. Quite complex and pretty good balance too. Super tasty and quite drinkable too. Not too acidic. Nice barrel treatment. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
bottle at Souríd in September @ Captain Lawrence. one of, if not the best of the day. reddish brown pour. barrel aging evidence, red wine, lots of complexity. very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (544) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Wilburís. Appearance: amber color, slight khaki head, no lacing. Aroma: white wine, tart fruit, oak, very faint caramel. Palate: average carbonation, light body, sour finish, thin texture. Taste: sweet fruit starts it off for a second, becoming very tart to sour fruit that lasts; there is a light malt sweetness hidden in the front as well. Overall, very good balance, sour is not unreasonable and it makes it a very drinkable sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (771) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with deep red hues and minimal white head. Aroma of raisin, winey, vanilla. Taste is very sour, winey, oak. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Murky maroon brown color. Aroma of dark winter berries, funk. Taste is tart and acetic berries. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose and taste of red and white wine, oak, sour caramel, sour dark fruit and earthy cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluffy (1673) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Holy god, this is so good. Palate is a little drier than I would prefer, but otherwise damn tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours darkly ruddy with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma is quite sour/tart in a grapey way. Med body or nearly. Flavor is cherry/berry sour tart, but much milder than the aroma suggested to me. Thereís some background oak astringency. Overall itís red berry sour/tart. Just excellent. Think it might stand up to some of the Vestflanderen ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (416) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky medium brown with dark orange highlights and a thin light tan head. Aroma is moderately tart, vinegar, sour grapes, light sweetness. Flavor packs a sour punch with sour grapes. Oily mouthfeel with a long lingering tartness on the back of the tongue. Absolutely delicious!

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