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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This ale is brewed with spices & fruit and aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels. This beer was created by Wayne Wambles from Cigar City and the new brewmaster at Ecliptic John Harris. This beer connects Oregon and Florida using native Rose Hips, Marionberries from Oregon and Hibiscus and acai berries from Florida.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (1401) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours dark brown, with a thin, tan head. The aroma is milk chocolate, cherries, and lots of vinous notes. Sweet, and very sour and tart. Medium to heavy body, acidic, and sharp. This is a wonderful beer, with good use of the wine barrels to accentuate a nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Dark mahogany brown with a moderate off white covering. Nose is tarte dark fruit rinds, funky notes, spice, light hterbal. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, plummy tones, dates, red berry, herbal, light spice, toffee, trace of red grape, light oak. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid strong, plenty of depth and character in this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1004) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Brown red pour some tan foam. Aroma black molasses, whiskey, cherries tang. Tastes big marionberries great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Tasted at RBWG. Dark brown pour. Sour oak, fruit, caramel, strange herbal presence. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. Lots of tangy dark malts, robust dark berries, general dark malts. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish with more dark fruits, berries, rich bread. Very tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, bitter chocolate, wine. Tastes of roast, light chocolate, tart notes, wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Doesn’t work for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6639) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
call me george again, see what happens!!? .. . boring label .. wasn’t getting all that much fruit, more sad barrel and off sourness .. maybe aged a bit too long but i kinda just wanted to smash this bottle. the label slightly enrages me. like go ape shit and just football spike that motherfucker.
that would have been awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa, Grand Tasting. Sour red wine aroma and flavor. Weird, in an interesting way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2354) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Entering old ticks.....Pours a hazy dark brown, almost black. Aroma of caramel, redwine and oak. Taste is caramel, toffee, chocolate, oak, redline, slightly tart. Very cool mix of flavor

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Dark, dark brown to black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, soy sauce, fish sauce and malts. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light herbal. Finish caramel and green tomato.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
750mL bottle from Catador Club, shared with cbfobes and some friends, June 2014. Dark brown head with a nice tan head and good lacing. Vinous aroma, wine and barrel popping through, fruity, mild spice, doughy, lots of berry. Nice flavor, dry red wine, a touch of oak, pretty fruity, mild spice, lots of berries, mild floral aspect - some would probably call this a bit sweet on the finish. Nice!


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