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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
750ml bottle from cavemanlawyer, thanks James! 2009 Vintage. Pours a black body with an inch thick, fizzy and foamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is tart and acidic with a sharper roast, dry oak, red wine, tannins, and a nice bourbon that opens up more as this warms. A bit funky with some chocolate, vinegar, hints of vanilla, and plums. Flavor is similar. Vinous and sour up front with a good amount of sharper roasts, dry oak, grape skins, tannins, vinegar, and a nice bourbon presence. Some chocolate and plums towards the end with hints of vanilla and spice before this finishes dry, sour, acidic, roasty, and woody with a light chocolate and vanilla note and pleasant bourbon aspect. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a lively carbonation. Overall, a really well done beer. The intense sourness works well with the dry wood and roasts while the bourbon adds a pleasant complexity. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3262) - 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. Itís very hard to say its okay or not. Overall, a very boozy sour which is not desirable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3250) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3182) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle shared at Maltzillaís All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brown color with tan head. Tons of aromas; toasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, wood, wine. Similar falvors with some sourness. Weird, but interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3033) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2977) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2011
750ml bottle Pours out darker brown topped with a tan head. Aroma was of bourbon, oak, vanilla, pit fruit, and funk. Taste was much as the aroma with the bourbon leading the way. I have to say I was really excited to try this as soon as I heard about it. When we opened it what a letdown, but as it sat it opened up and made a comeback. Unfortunately it didnít live up to my hopes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2nd taster @ Sourfest 2010. Mostly clear dark brown with red highlights. Nice oak, vinous notes, cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2922) - 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.

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