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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed to celebrate Belmont Stationís 15th Anniversary. This dark ale was matured in rare fifteen year old Bourbon casks from Rip Van Winkle Distillery and then blended with select Bourbon barrel Oud Bruins, matured 9 & 24 months.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
750mL thanks to a generous BA. Pours a clear, deep maroon. Yellowish foam dissipates relatively quickly. Nose is spot on oud bruin, similar to De Dolle Oerbier Reserva, heavy red wine barrel, seedy raspberry jam, steak fat. Taste is pretty spot on: minerally, red wine, spicy acetic (mild), lime juice (very big), raspberry jam. Palate is lactic, clean, refreshing. Really impressive for style. Iím a fan :)

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4688) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours unclear light brown-reddish with a small light beige cap, little retention, some lacing. nuts, plums, spices, chocolate, bourbon, raisins, acetic, booze. nice woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, earthy-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed that stuff!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1462) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Dark brown with a haze. Nose is caramel, red grapes, bourbon, oak and tart cherry. Slick and oily, juicy with a sour bite. Taste is sour cherry, cinnamon and cranberry that almost becomes too sweet before the bourbon licks in.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a haze. Nose is caramel, red grapes, bourbon, oak and tart cherry. Slick and oily, juicy with a sour bite. Taste is sour cherry, cinnamon and cranberry that almost becomes too sweet before the bourbon licks in. I liked a good whiskey sour back in the day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bourbon cherry balsamic oak. Brown red pour tgin head. Flavors of sour cherry wood bourbon brown sugar. Woody sour bitter lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
750 mL thanks to GT2! Rich dark mahogany pour with a small bubbly head. Classic dark sour with fig, plum, vinous tartness, sour unripe peach. Touches of acetic/balsamic, but not overdone. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Botled shared at Mattís pad. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sour stone fruit aromas. Sour stone fruits, caramel malt, and oak notes. The bourbon notes have really mellowed. Good body and mouthfeel. A solid sour ale from Block 15.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Another funky idea that actually tastes pretty good. Good medium sourness, brown sugar notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to khumbard for this. The cork on this was horrible and broke at two points while I fought to get it out. 3.25 A: Dark brown color. Just under one finger of frothy/fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. 4.25 S: I didnít realize this was a sour until right now. Not what I was expecting, but Iím not unhappy about it since it smells great. Subtle acetic acid with more emphasis on a tangy lactic acid component. Brown sugar, caramel, quince, and chocolate. Notes of plum and purple grape. Funk is fruity and earthy, but not too powerful. The barrel is used perfectly for this beer. The bourbon complements lightly without interfering with the base beerís aromas. Light leather and earthiness with vanilla and oak notes. 4.25 T: The taste is a lot more "wild" than the nose suggests. This isnít to say this is overly sour because it isnít, but I was expecting mild sourness and I got moderate. Lots of tanginess in here in the form of fruity raisin, not quite ripe plum, quince, crab apple, and white grape. Brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and maybe a hint of molasses. Again the bourbon is subtly complementary. Light earth and leather, but stronger vanilla and oak. 4.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritzy creaminess. Supremely smooth. Great here. 4.5 D: This is a great beer without really any problems. Serving type: bottle 05-02-2013 00:28:21

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Danís Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a deep copper brown hue, healthy glow is quite appealing, some richer copper glow on the edges. Loose bubbly tannish head atop dies down, laces ok and sticks around ok. Aromas are wet oak, richer berry pulp and raspberry/blackberry melange. A bit seedy, some oak, gentle to growing sourness. Wet oak, a touch of oxidation, and gentle vanilla. Faint spirit. Initial is medium bodied, bigger red and berry fruit influence. Firm seedy berry, raspberry and black cherries. Some oak, vanilla, decent lactic twang. A touch of warmth, malt body and firmer berry presence. More lactic, sour berry elements as we round the corner. Some toast, carmelization, and red berry fruit. Some dried raisin, cherries. Some mellow oak. Very well balanced, rich red and berry fruit nose. Decent to medium sour elements in the body, with still an ode to funk and gentle biscuity and bready, gentle toasty malts. Touches of vanilla. Just really nicely done here. A bit darker, more subtle but a more invigorating red and berry element really give some life. Tasty.


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