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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. Dark brown with some red. A tan ring. Sour funk dominates the nose but bourbon is noted. Fruit, too. The flavor has all kinds of stuff going on. Bourbon. Fruit,msour funk, wood, interesting, unique, and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6267) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. One word: STRONG. Dark, unappealingly muddy and brown. Drinks with a over-the-top sugary sweetness, woody, more sugar and a hint of whiskey burn. Did I mention it’s strong? (#5748, 9/21/2014)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Cascade Barrel House, Portland, OR. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly head. Aroma of spices, bourbon, oak, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, dates and mild ripe fruitiness. Taste is slightly tart and sourish with some ripe fruits, figs, dates, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla and loads of spices. Finish is sweet, sticky and slightly sour with some oak, wood, spices, bourbon and ripe fruits. Quite interesting, but a bit messy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Dark brown with tan head. The aroma has a lot of tart dark fruit and a bit of funk. The flavor is a lot more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and tart dark fruit notes, as well as some roasted malt and vanilla. As the beer warms I start to get a lot more bourbon and oak notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This poured a lighter brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of dark sour cherries, mild roast, chocolate, oak, and figs. Flavor was lots of rotten in a good way dark fruits, mild Porter and barrel, light vinegar and some citrus too. Interesting stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
In short: An over-the-top sweet, sour, boozy, oaky dark sour ale. Acceptable sipper
How: Bottle 750ml shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The strange intense nose is full of barrels, funky oak and sour fruits. Taste has a lot of oak barrels is, tart cherries wrapped in chocolate, lots and lots of tannins, plenty of sugars, too much booze. Low carbonation. This in an intense beer that is pushing the envelop in too many directions, very sour, very sweet, very tannic, very boozy. Not a bad sipper at all, but as a Cascade sour this is a bit of a letdown. I wish I could suffer from bubonic plague instead of alcoholism, or any other disease you don’t get yelled at for having.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
(GABF 2010) dark brown pour with dark tan lasting head. Nose of pipe tobacco, raisin, cherry, light acetic and brown sugar. Taste of sweet brown sugar, tart cherries, tobacco and caramel. Sweet creamy finish, nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5958) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle: Small tan head on top of a dark almost black colored beer. Smell sour, malts, hops, grains, sweets, yeast and wood. Taste is a well balanced mix of nice sour, malts, sticky malts, light sweet, bitter, nice fruity bitter, light spicy, wood and a hint of liquorice. A nice dark sour aftertaste. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a light creamy texture. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5952) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Hazy mahogany color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light roast, cocoa, vanilla, brett, bacterias, and wood. Taste of light cocoa and roast up front, with wild yeast, and a sour finish.


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