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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Five beer blend. Defender of the Universe.

The blend (in various amounts):
1. Good Sally - Salvation aged in Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with Brettanomyces Drie added.
2. Port Altar Boy - Reverend aged in a neutral port barrel with Brettanomyces Drie and lactobacillus.
3. Opus One Altar Boy - Reverend aged in Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with Brettanomyces Drie added, as well as lactic and acetic acid-producing bacteria.
4. 100% Brettanomyces Ellie’s Brown - Fermented in a Ferrari-Carrano Chardonnay barrel.
5. Brabant - A portion of our new beer but aged in a neutral port barrel rather than a Zinfandel barrel.

Limited to 5.8 bbls (180 gallons)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear dark amber body with a large rocky off white head. Tart and funky fruit and cherry aroma. Tart fruit flavor with funky cherry notes. Medium body with high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Probably one of the best beers I had on an evening of stellar brews. Very interesting layers both in aromas and in flavors. The dark fruit and horse blanket were some of the 1st things that hit your nose, and as those recede you definitely get some vinous qualities . . . barrel, tannins, vanillin, the whole enchilada. The palate followed pretty much along the same lines, though with less of the vanilla notes, a bit more oak and leather but definitely dominated by the massive cab wine barrels, and sour fruit deliciousness. Awesome beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Shared by BrewEngineer at Butters Slutfest 2.0, Richmond, VA, 4.23.11. Thanks! Pours a clear reddish copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart berry notes with a slightly vegetal finish and some sugar. The taste is tart berries, a slight vegetal note and a bit of coconut, surprisingly. Medium bodied. Interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4084) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at Butters’ Slutfest: Sour cherry and sour apple nose. CHestnut brown, clear thin yellow head. Tastes like it smells, sour but not as much as expected. Exquisite.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3860) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
Sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Wow. Crazy sour. smells better than it tastes. cinanamen. dark rum, spicy cedar. good stuff. Very interesting. Overly carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
(Draught at Avery - GABF) rich crimson/ruby deep in color, effervescent bubbles and absolutely EXCELLENT lacing. Nose of sour cherry, tobacco, funk, very acetic, vinegar. Taste is acetic, vinaigrette dressing, pipe tobacco, sweet cherry, and citrus flavors. Fine carbonation, sweet cherry linger and some white grapes as well. Smells great, but a bit sweet overall.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Draft @ Avery. I think this is the last keg. Pours a velvety brown with a wispy head. Nose is just out of this world good. Tart cherries, a little smoke, backed up with a really nice barnyard from the variouswild yeasts. Flavor is different, yet great, every sip. FIrst, the malty sour shines, then dark forest fruits, then there;s some raspberry, then a little peppery sour strawberry, then just a hint of the avery signature bitterness. This is a gem.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Maltzilla just kills it with another rare gem. Thanks for letting me pull this out of your cellar and into the cooler! Pours a brown color. Aroma hits with funky red wine notes, grapes, black cherries, earthy malts, light tartness. Flavor is just a wonderful mix of grapes, red wine, dark tart cherries, earth, wood, light vinegar...tons of flavors that actually come together and make this a true drinking experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light funk, yeast, sour mash. Taste is lightly sour, caramel, and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft. Mahogony beer with an off-white head. Malt and light wine aroma. Tart flavor with oak, wine, fruit, and malt. Mediumb odied. Tart wine flavor lingers with oak, berry fruit, and malt.


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