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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Hazy burnt-caramel ale with no head. The aroma offers caramel, toasted barley, an assortment of berries and lactic acid. Full-bodied with stinging carbonation. Super-tart, fruity, black cherry and sour cherry flavor. Finishes, tart, bready and lightly bitter. Bottle generously shared by biggsbowler! Rufus? Randall? He’s the man!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Thanks Steven! Hazy dark orange appearance with a small off white head. Mild whiskey, spicy cinnamon, vanilla, oaky, red fruity, tart aroma. Tart cherry, tart berry, woody, leather/tannin, vanilla, quite sour, dull whiskey flavor. I’m quite surprised that I enjoyed it that much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
750mL thanks to Travlr! Pours a full haze, deeper orange tea. Weaker off white foam. Nose is sharp red wine, acetic, saltwater. Taste is tangy, orange, butter, tangy orange. Some sharper ruby red grapefruit juice and lime. Sharp, tangy, not too acetic. Salty all the way. Butter/diacetyl is a little distracting. As it warms, it cleans up. Salty, balsamic, red wine tannic and sharp. Bourbon barrel is a bit of a mismatch but the beer is very nice underneath. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 bottle. early pour is mostly clear, amber in color, with a small tan-colored ring of a head. tart, dried fruit with soft acetic acid and ethyl acetate, light touches of solvent and mild bourbon and tannic oak note that has flashes of red wine. medium body with light and fizzy carbonation, aggressive acid and mild brown malt and bourbon and solvent notes lingering late. much more integrated than the Deschutes/HOTD Collage, but similarly messy and direction-less, which I guess is what you get when you go for "something sour in a spirit barrel".

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle (multiple). Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are bretty, funky, grainy, unripe fruits, olive, huge oak, wine, cherries. Flavors are tart, and big, dry, vinous, oaky. Very warming, wine, tannins, cherry and leather. Lively carbonation, warming and dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 shared at Capone’s with a generous benefactor. Pours turbid orangy dark strawish colored with off-white head. Nose is tart, lactic, fruity, funky. Tastes complex, fruity, with a lot of caramel flavor, lactic sourness, and a tart, crisp finish. This is a sour done right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of grapes and bready malt. Medium body with a vinous character and notes of crackery malt and touches of hops. The finish is fruity with an earthy malt aftertaste. Good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Very nice one, ample sourness, godo funk, oak, a nicely dry beer, up their with the 3.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle:   Amber, a little fiery, moderate to large frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Tart nose, soft unripened fruity notes, fairly strong, funk, lacto, brett, all sorts of goodness.   A bit more muted on the tongue, tart, bretty, with unripened fruit nose.   The barrel aging is minor, albeit comes out a bit more as it warms.   Finish is dry, with unripened fruit, and brett.   Pretty simple, but clean, enjoyable... not sure if its worth the $20 price tag tho.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
750, corked and baled. For once, the commercial description actually gives you a pretty clear idea of what to expect in the glass once you pour. Murky, floaty-rich dark amber with toffee bright edges. Loose gray rim around the sides of the glass. Nice woody vinous nose with a bit of cherry in there. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Green olives, wood, funky cherry, and some brightly acidic red wine on the mid palate. Tart and tangy finish. Good stuff.


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