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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1989) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma of a bourbon barrel impy stout. Taste is bourbon, smoke malt and sour. Different, not my favorite cascade but still really cool ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2791) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Dark brown body, off-white head, spotty lacing. Quad like dark fruits, a little bourbon-booze, and oak. Some leather, must, and vinous notes are also present. Medium bodied, silky feel on the tongue, moderate acidity and sourness are in each sip. Only a little residual heat. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2009 Vintage
Tasted on 9/30/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle sent to me by Chris, big thanks. Pours deep, dark brown with a bit of a red velvet tint, and a thin brown head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is sour with loads of chocolate malt, maple, vanilla, and caramel bourbon, and just a touch of roast. The flavor is a bit more sour up front, moving to all of the chocolate, maple, vanilla, and caramel barrel aged notes, and finishing with some roast. The body is full and tannic with average carbonation and a very long sour and bourbon finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle shared with Movin, thanks!!!! Pours dark cheery with off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is sour funkiness. Flavor is a lot funkier than I expected, less sour than expected, and amazingly complex. Oak, wine, cherry? At first i was a little scared, but I started to warm up to this brew as it warmed up. I think I enjoyed the Vlad better, but this beer has more going on with it for sure. Iím just happy to have had the opportunity to try it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! A: Dark brown hue, with an eighth inch of head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. S: Sourness, cherries, booze / alcohol, oak, funk. T: Ooo...this is different...I like it. A healthy level of complexity exists here in this glass. Intriguing and challenging, with flavors of oak, wine, cherries, bourbon, and funkiness. This daring beer walks a fine line between triumph and failure. Iím a fan. M: Pretty smooth feel, notwithstanding the massively complex pungent blitzkrieg of funky, fruity booze. D: While I do prefer Vlad the Imp Aler, I really enjoyed this brew. I love sours, even / especially ones that challenge the palate. This was a really fun experience. Iíd happily drink this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-22-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2009 Bottle. Thank for sharing, Sam! A sweet, toasty clean acid flavor rises first, but then the bourbon comes in quickly. Loads and load of vanilla, almost a bit too much, but rich and full of pipe tobacco. The middle part of the palate gets too spicy, thereís too much going on, but the bourbon and brown malts really clean out the finish. This worked at the point in the tasting we had it, because of the bold bourbon quality, but it felt akimbo. I donít think plain clean lactic acid goes well with porters if the acidity is too high and the bourbon was completely overbearing on the whole beer. There are some fun sugars in it, but the overall presentation is too much of being hit over the head with a hammer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2734) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle shared by TheAlum at Muckfest III...thanks Adam! - Pours ruby brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is sweet bourbon with some cinammon that comes through the light tartness. Maltier than I expected, until I read the label and realized this was a sour porter. Taste is real sweet, but not cloying, with vanilla and brown sugar, a cherry sourness, and real mild tartness. Smooth and well-carbonated, this beer was pretty restrained for what it is--impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
bursts out of the bottle, a lot going on here. some dark fruit, toasty, vanilla, the sour brown component seems at odds with the bourbon barely trying to break through. the spiciness is nice but, again, doesnít play nice with the rest of the flavors. Vlad Impaler knocks this one out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4704) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 29/VI/2012 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - 2009 vintage (2012-666) Thanks to BoBoChamp for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy brown beer, no head. Aroma: very pungent sourness, earthy, tobacco, red wine vinegar, bread dough (yeast), sour cherries, red currants, alcohol, little cheesy, spices, pepper, gingerbread, chillies. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet sugary caramel in the start. soft tartness, very fruity, cherries, strawberries, red currants, tannins, lemony acidic. Aftertaste: little sweet, earthy bitterness, tobacco, some alcohol, tart red berries, overripe plums, wine must.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
75cl, Vintage 2009, at 12.1%Vol, exclusive American brew, with dates, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sour Porter, roasted/vinous and slightly sweet/alcoholic, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!


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