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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (732) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml bottle pours dark brown black with small tan head. Nose is some dry dusty cocoa, cola, light spice, fruity vinous berry mingles with notes of bourbony dark fruit, red wine. Taste is crisp acidity, nutty cola, coke, musty bourbony wood, cinnamon, spice, cocoa, cake, grape, berry. Finish is tart chocolate covered berry, wine, musty wood, earthy oak, touches of coca-cola sweetness. Very interesting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2112) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a dark burnt umber color with two fingers of fizzy khaki foam. The nose smell like spicy dr. pepper aged ina bourbon barrel with traces of funky tartness and dried fruit complexity. The palate follows with big round cocoa dusted flavors that are enhanced by the kola nut influence, vanilla, balanced bourbon levels, dried cherry, cranberry, plum, caramel and spicy berry notes. Nice lingering acidity...Yum !

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
never would have pegged this for a porter. was more like a sour brown, like new belgiums la foile. not too sour, but i wasnt getting any bourbon except on the back end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3197) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
(backlog) RBSG 11 GT Bottle.(these notes are not getting neater) Brown pour with tan head. Sharp tart tones, oak, bourbon, sour porter tones.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1375) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is dark brown with some slight red tints and a small khaki head. Aroma and flavor of yeast, oak, roast, spice, sour mix, balsamic vinegar, and dark fruit. Finish is a bit of vinegar mixed with alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at the barbecue. Aroma of toffee, caramel, chocolate, and tart golden raisins. Pours brown and thick with light lacing. Taste is caramel, chocolate, toffee, vinegar, lemon juice, and oak. Great tart and sticky mouthfeel. Intense acidic finish. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1798) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
Dark brown to black in color... Aroma of dark fruits, prunes, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla... Flavor is fairly sweet, stone fruits, chocolate, hint of vinegar, spices... Really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (303) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2011 Bottle. Im not sure if it was the bottle we had or what but this is what I got. Aroma of stone fruit pit, dried but soured cherries, some earthy grass notes, and a weird acidity to it. It was the combo of the aromas and the tart wine flavors that were a off putting. I wasnt the only one either that was thrown off by this brew. I will have to try again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is like getting sour wine and wood stuffed up your nose. Woot!!!! Flavor is sour wine, musty oak, and some majorly dark treacle. This is to die for. Gets a little chocolate with time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with no head and a cherry and treacle aroma. There is a nicely sour dark malt flavor with lots of cherry. The flavor is not easy to describe other than to say it is delicious.


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