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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is the last beer to be aged in Scott’s 800 gallon oak barrel before emptynig it so he could get it out of the old brewery in Pleasantville. The beer is a black ale, aged in the wood for over a year. It has some bright sour notes, a touch of musty wood, and fruity undertones.

Editor’s note: 375ml bottle, yellow Captain Lawrence cap, no waxing, labeled (in silver marker) as having been bottled 4/12.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from Bill, pours a reddish brown color with beige head, taste/aromas of currants, wood, sour cherry, lactic acid, funky yeasts, lemon juice, and vinegar. Medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2612) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
375 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you Claspada. Pours black with a frothy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sour with roasted malts, lemon juice, hay, dark grapes, plums, dark plums, caramel, lemon zest and lemon zest. Taste is very sour with roasted malts, balsamic vinegar, wood, plums, port wine, lemon juice, alcohol, hay, caramel and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with lemon juice, hay, slightly roasted malts, green grapes, unripe apples and lemon zest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
(Bottle) Pours near black with pale brown head. The aroma holds black sticky cherries, vinegar, tart grapes, bread/cookies, citrus, liquorice root, touch of cheese and some barnyard. The flavour is dry, near heavily acidic and tiny bitter with notes of citrus, bread, cookies, light funk, hints of barrel, vinegar and wine. The mouthfeel is round and tart with a light carbonation. Aggressive citric finish. Near medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. From a trade with claspada in NYC. Very dark, almost black beer with a small brownish head. Sour fruity aroma, vinous, woody, raisins, malt, hay, roasted notes. Sour flavor, raisins, leather, barnyard, funky, citrus, vinegar, grapefruit, hay, caramel, warming alcohol, grapefruit, woody, raisins, plums, grapes, woody, roasted notes. Really good, nicely balanced and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Nearly opaque black red color with a small, lit tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, cherries, red wine vinegar, char, brett, vanilla, and light bacteria. Taste of cocoa, char, sour cherries, light vinegar, and a sour finish. I thought the burnt notes clashed a bit with the funky barrel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle poured a deep dark brown with a small tan head and notable lacing. Aroma is dominated by tart cherries, oak, slight yeast funk, and grape. Taste is sour all the way through, but palatable, with notes of berry, cherry, smoke, and spices. Interesting take on a sour that is enjoyable to sip on.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
A big thanks to boamr for sharing this in LA. Pours a very cloudy dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma leads you to believe its going to be sour and loaded with vinegar notes. Some aged balsamic vinegar and some tart cherries are there. When I tasted it I was surprised to find it containing some nice sourness and fruit while being a bit dry...but the vinegar I was smelling didn’t really hit on the tongue. Cool beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Big thanks to Huhzubendah for sharing this one. Served in a Captain Lawrence cervoise. Black. Nose has a bit of fruit and fairly-heavy acid. Flavor has a touch of roast and dark fruit. Mild acetic. Dry. A bit harsh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8897) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours murky brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is both acidic and acetic, offering additional interwoven notes of caramel and sour cherries. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The tart, fruity flavor offers sour cherries, light vanilla, mild yeasty bitterness and a suggestion of caramel. Tart, tangy finish. Many thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
[Bottle] shared be Greg. Thanks! Pours clear black with a slightly soapy tan ring. The aroma is acetic, oaky, rotting berry, not much else. The flavor is thinnish, but nicely sour, balanced lactic and acetic, lightly roasty, odd, oaky, but nice. The finish is lightly sharp and sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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