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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2011 Bottle. Iím 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 wasnít 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 (13611) - 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 (8688) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
pours deep mahogany with a beige head. Aroma is red wine, oak, vanilla, sweet dark fruit. Taste is similar with nice balance between sweet dark fruit/red wine with tart acidity there as well, spicy and dry in the finish, nice oak/vanilla/bourbon in the background which melds perfectly. Alcohol present but not abrasive, soft mouthfeel, very easy drinking. A great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Ruby brown with an off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, earthy mushrooms, vanilla, sour cherry, dates, funk, figs. Full bodied, delicious tartness on the palate with a huge supporting sweetness, slight roughness in the back of the throat. Taste is fig, balsamic reduction, dates, bourbon, red wine. Wow.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours a very dark dark brown color with creamy head that dissipates quick. Has a very strange aroma. A big blend of smooth spices. Kind of reminds me of a Christmas time dessert. Then the smell brings a weird tart pool water note. Not necessarily bad but very interesting. A very interesting beer all around. The taste brings a creamy spice with a tart background that finishes sour and lingers on. A very nice taste is left on the lips that keeps the taste going. A spicy carbonation in the back feel. With a dry finish. A very unique beer. Starts to get a little boozy as it really warms. Nothing too strong. Iím a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of tart dark fruit and some funk. The taste was of chocolate, tart dark fruit notes, some roasted malts and vanilla. There was also some bourbon and oak in the backend. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2519) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
2011 project straight from my basement shelf. pours deep plum amber, minimal head. solid bourbon nose, some dates. taste is very comlex, bourbon, figs, undertones of sweetness battle with tart. medium body. glad I have another bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour from bottle at What the Funk!? 2014. Appearance is murky brown with a small cream colored head and decent lacing. Caramelly, toffee, slightly tannic, light oxidation, bready, green apple, brown sugar, tangy, and red grapey aroma. Taste is red wine vinegar, tannins, pears, toffee, bourbon, light roast, and brown sugar with a big sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Way too acidic and sour for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle 2011 Project: Thanks, Doug! Deep, deep mahogany & ruby-tinted body, topped with a slightly creamy, khaki layer of foam on top. Aroma is full of bourbon & barrel vanillin. Tannic, spicy oak with underlying notes of black cherry juice, tangy dark currants, & dates. A hint of roast with apparent bacteria induced sourness. Huge wave of dates, currants, & generic dark fruit on the palate; very deep, sweet, & cascaded with a large whiskey overlay. Big barrel presence; spicy oak, tannins, bourbon, & a large vanilla aspect. Warm, making my stomach fuzzy. Light black cherry skin tartness mid-palate; even though this is a sour ale, the sourness is tertiary to the sweetness & the booze. Canít blame them at 12% ABV. I donít typically love boozy "sour/wild" ales but this was pretty well done. Not my favorite Cascade, but an interesting "slow supper sour" hybrid.


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