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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared in NH with AJ - thanks a lot! Aged one year. Pours deep brown with a creamy, beige head. Old, wet wood on the nose with stewed berries as well. Light sweet flavor with big tang, dark berries, light vinegar, more wet wood. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sour finish, moderately dry, with very tart dark berries and lingering wet wood. Quite dynamic and complex. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13644) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle @ Bobby’s house, thanks to GT. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, black cherry, oak, and cola. A nice bit of chocolate, lemon, and grass. Flavor is tart and acetic. Light cola and caramel sweetness. Plenty of balsamic, cherry, oak, green apple, and lemon. Mild chocolate. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cola, vinous, chocolate, grapes, light char/smoke, and citrus. Flavor of raisins, plum, caramel, balsamic, cherry, oak, and citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10320) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10142) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a deep dark mahogany / near-black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of oak, wood, sour dark fruits, and some red wine notes. Flavour brings out subtly tart dark fruits, red grape skins, some vinous (red wine) notes, and loads of oaky wood. Very complex, finishing on notes of dry, lightly soured dark fruit and grape skins, as well as woody vinous notes. Hides the 10% ABV very well. Very enjoyable stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
375mL. Pours a clear, deep cola red/brown. Weaker foam. Okay for oude bruin. Really solid Flemish red nose- stuffed with blackberry, cabernet red wine, cinnamon, steak fat, mild acetic acid flash (okay for this style). Taste is more lime heavy, very citric, as it warms falls more into Flemish red with red wine, minerals, cinnamon, saltwater. Solid!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Greg for the pour! Dark reddish brown with thin off white head, aroma has notes of dark cherry, red wine, grape, some vinous acetic notes, touch of slight cocoa, hints of nice lacto, touch of funky earth and berry notes. Taste is nice dark fruit with plum, some dark cherry, raspberry, some lemon and lacto, red wine and grape notes, touch of earth and spice, slight vanilla, finishing fairly sour and sweet. Tasty stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Ari, thanks! Pours a hazy dark ruby brown with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has note so sour cherry and a good amount of oak with light funk and grain. Flavor has sour cherry with a good amount of oak with a hint of funk.


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