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RATINGS: 128   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 Draft sample (or maybe a few) at St. Louis Microfest 2011. This made the VIP tent worth it. Pours a deep, hazy brown color with no head whatsoever. Looks like an old barleywine. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, sour berry fruits, plums, chocolate, and toffee. The flavor shows awesome balance between the barrel and sour fruity notes- more sour berries, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, caramel malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and some earthy notes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, funky, acidic mouthfeel. Lemon juice lingers in the aftertaste but that barrel sweetness never goes away completely. This might be the only beer I tried twice that day. Awesome sour. Re-Rate: Pour from a 750 ml bottle shared by birchstick- thanks, Jon! Rating confirmed. Still love this one, and agree with my notes. Except for a couple points- it isn’t quite as funky or acidic as first noted. Sweeter and smoother. Doing really well right now. I wouldn’t age it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber at Darkness Day 2012. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Big sour aroma and taste - awesome beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Josh! Clear ruby red pour with thin to no head, aroma has notes of vinegar, lemon, hints of caramel, toffee, touch of red ripe fruit with some cherry, touch of alcohol and vanilla notes as well, touch of honey. Taste is a nice mix of bourbon, vanilla, some vinegar and lemon notes, touch of bread, hints of caramel, slight red ripe fruits with a hint of bourbon, finishing fairly sweet, slightly sour and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6168) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Corked bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours a reddish amber hue with a fading had and minimal lace. The nose has plenty of lactic sour’d notes along with some developing barnyard funk, over-ripened cherries and biscuit, milk chocolate and caramel malt notes. My biggest issue with this brew is the phenols and a noticeable rubbing alcohol character. Seems the fermentation temps were off on this one. I really wished this was less aggressive and not as boozy for it would have been a very nice Flemish Red... but alas., I am very disappointed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Ho-lee-crap. Did NOT expect this! A wonderful; marriage of tart funky fruit and bourbon. Carbonation high, but just right for the style. Dances on your tongue. Dark and light fruit, wine-like sourness, and some vanilla bourbon sweetness and a hint of pepper. What a delicious brew. Didn’t know Boulevard could do wild like this."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
at $19, i just didn’t have the funds, but a sample at a tasting, thank you .. . pours a deep tan .. medium foam .. . great tarness/funkiness .. . some wood and sweet wild leather .. . very nice stuff but a whole bottle would have been way to much .. . . "If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all" Mimes must be the most hateful people on earth then.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice sour cherry, bretty, lemon, caramel aromas. medium body with average co2. Mild to medium sour citrus, cherry flavors with caramel, barnyard piss and dung--good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
750 ml bottle picked up at Cardinal Liquors (Joliet, IL). Excited to try this one.. Was surprisingly hard to find. Pours a richer ruby copper amber hue. Good haze, good glow, and mellow copper glowing edges. A frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas offer a touch of sweetness, mellow oak and whiskey, some sour cherries, gentle lactic lemon grow, kisses of brett. Initial is medium bodied, kiss of thickness with a lighter body. Cherry, lemon, and a good sourness despite that "dirty" nose. Richer sour kick up front, as the middle gives souir cherry and lemon, gentle vanilla, oak. The beer totally transforms from the nose.. Less sweet sticky malt elements, with good tart/sour elements. Very good beer, good flavors, nose can be a bit offensive. Solid offering, good dark fruit. Nice, aside from the nose.


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