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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4069) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4031) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2009 Tap @ AnniBrew 2 Barrel Aged Beer Festival... Poured dark brown with a tan head. Sour, sugary aroma. Flavors of tangy plums and grape-like wine characters. A little tart, but not overly puckering. A fruity, rind bitterness in the finish ending with a roasted, malt sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3871) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Finally popped this ’09. Has held up nicely. Clean rich garnet brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Big nose, dark fruits and some alcohol show with a noticeable acidity and touch of spice. A lot going on in the flavor, booze shows and the acidity is upfront with rich dark fruit tones on the finish. Medium bodied and warm on the way down

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
bottle. thanks to kan. pours dark brown with off white head. nose of raisin, vanilla, nail polish, and vinegar. flavors of sweet dates, vinegar, hints of bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3776) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks dude. pours unclear brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. cacao and cherries, roasted spicy chocolate, unmistakable bourbon - loads of it, even tannic, grass, pepper, other spices. surprisingly not too boozy with a moderate sweetness. light to medium acidity - few balsamic notes and an overall nice acidity complexity. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, grassy-spicy astringent finish. just a tad roastiness missing for it to taste more like a porter in my sense, but eh, it’s a quite nice offering!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle shared at Paul’s Thanksgiving weekend bash. Poured a dirty muddy water brown body with a smaller fizzy head. Aroma is just plain sour with some chocolate and citrus notes. Much fuller bodied then I was expecting considering this is a sour and rather strong carbonation to boot. Overall the flavor is just sour with underlying choclate notes. Overall it’s interesting but sour chocolate is just plain odd.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Another big thanks to Sean for brining this pair...Pours a watery dark brown, semi clear, not overly attractive. Light tan head with some nice retention, spotty lacing...Aroma full of oak, spicy bourbon, acidic...Taste is lactic oak, almost reminds me of something infected, spice shows off predominantly too. The taste is less successful. A weird oaky finish that I don’t like. Decent, but nothing special at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
Black with some nice redness shining through. S: Gueuze, wine. T: Sour wine, cork. P: Warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Draft. Sampled Oct. 2010 at the Barrel House: Didn’t seem as sour as people make it out to be, but it did have a solid amount of sourness. Seems to build a bit in the aftertaste, with time, and as it warms. Cola-like sweetness. Vibrant notes of oak, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla. Warming alcohol, yet still dangerously easy to drink. Spicy aftertaste. Tasty stuff.


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