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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle spit amongst friends. Getting this bottle opened was an absolute nightmare. The cork broke twice forcing me to poke a hole through it and pour right through it. Lucky though none of the cork got mixed in with the beer, which amazed me. The flavor and aroma were both sour, but not over the top mixed with that funk I love. It was a decent sour but nothing crazy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Draught at the brewery. I can see why this was saved for the end of the tasting, as it’s a palate killer all around, with a hugely rich body balanced by a strong acidity. Dark brown in color, with a big beige head. Rich chocolate and dried fruit aroma with some tart lemon, oak, and bourbon. Big rich malty flavors with chocolate and dried fruit. A nice lactic sourness comes in, along with some dry bourbon flavor and balances the malt nicely. Just a touch of alcohol in the finish, which is impressive given the strength. Big filling mouthfeel with smooth carbonation. A fantastic beer all around, and a very nice imperial take on a sour porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2431) - 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. I’m 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. I’d happily drink this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-22-2010

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2013
on tap at EBF Dark brown Nose is Oaky tart apples and white grapes Starts tart. Finishes oaky with grapes and cherries with smoke and boozy heat. It’s very hard to say its okay or not. Overall, a very boozy sour which is not desirable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Nose is wood, bourbon, some tart acidity, general fruitiness. Flavor is fruity bourbon, sour lemon acidity, some richness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Awesome sour ale, 12%, on tap at portland brewery, bourbon barrel aged awesome

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2014
Wow this is 12% and it goes down way too easy. Roasty cherry leather vanilla and balsamic. The typical lactic tartness of a cascade with a marachino cherry, and woody tannic tartness that i dig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2238) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Had on draft at Raccoon Lodge. The aroma is chocolate grapes, slight tartness, vanilla, very dessert like. The flavor is slightly acidic, chocolate, leather, grapes, hints of spice. The finish is dry and warming. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Pinot nose, oak, bing cherry. Dark ruby, small tan ring. Strong wine character, tannic, sublime, beautiful, raisin, amber honey, tart currant, toasty barrel. Spectacular.


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