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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A 50/50 blend of two and three year old ales aged in oak barrels. Release #9 in the Island Brewing Co. Barrel Series.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11856) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - many thanks to Kenneth; where he gets this stuff the world may never know! Pours clear, dark amber-red with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma carries lots of leathery fruits, booze, some suggestions of tangy fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry oaky wood notes, moderate tannic bite, dried cherries, some alcohol, leather. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly warming to finish with more leathery fruits, mild tanginess, dark fruits, more woody dryness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Hazy deep amber - red beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, softish and semi dry. Pleasant light oak, whisper of vanilla. Rich cherry liqueur with mellow sourness. Finishes light and semi dry with a touch of bitterness. Nice, kept coming back to this until I finished it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Kenny! The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The aroma’s of toasted wood, red berry. Light tartness. The taste is moldy wood, pinecone. Earthy cherry compote. Light tartness. Quite a musty edge to the flavor. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, the flavors feel a bit too muted. Still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Beer tasting thanks to Ken, 26/06/13. Hazy chestnut brown with a thin light tan head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is tarte dark fruit notes, woody oaky niff, burnt cherries, touch of booze. Taste comprises tarte berry fruits, soured cherry compot, dark toffee, oaky notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry tarte finish. Solid enouh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (7396) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle# 258/540 shared by Kenny. It pours deep ruby with a small beige head. The nose sweet cherry/cherry drops, faint tanginess, candyfloss, sweet caramel, vanilla and toasted coconut. The taste is wood, earthy, tangy berry, fairly high acidity, caramel, wood, sherbet, acetic, mild astringency, mould and sour green apple with a dry, wood finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit hot really and the acidity creeps up on you. Ok at best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Rich mahogany brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of tart, dark cherries complimented by a light roasted chocolate scent. Tart cherries and light wood flavors. Medium bodied. Not the most complex Kriek out there but still very enjoyable.


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