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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Syrah and rum bbl aged dark beer blends. One bbl sat on cranberries for 13 months, the other 100% Brett fermentation;


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Gusher of a bottle, mahogany brown, tan head, great retention, nice lacing. Big wood on the nose, grape skins, slightly acidic. Dark chocolate, some spiciness, more oak, lemon peel. Great flavors, but doesn’t really come together. Fantastic mouthfeel though


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6242) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a medium tan light tan head. The nose is soft, woody, vinous, jam, dark chocolate, vanilla and light oxidised notes. The taste is tart, tangy, dried berry, tangy fruit, some acidity, caramel, damp wood, leaf, light roast and lemon sherbet. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in MA. Pours rich brown with a creamy, khaki head. Dynamic dark, ripe berries in the nose, some subtle burnt herbs, slight toffee, plums. Medium sweet flavor with lots of wet wood, old berries, some leathery fruits, slight menthol, earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mellow old, tart berries to finish, more wood, bitter worn leather, ripe berries, dirt, plums, dried cranberries. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1492) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Deep brown & mahogany pour with a mildly creamy, khaki colored head. Aroma of mild berry notes, vinous red grape, & some sweaty, lightly funky wood. Mix of sweet & just a little tartness. Taste is a bit floral out of the gate with some moderately acidic cherry skins following it up. Grape & berry flavors lead into a vinous, lightly astringent oak finish. A little boozy towards the end with an aftertaste of wood & perfume. Not as tart as expected, curbed by the booze, maybe? All around, a good beer, but Monomoy Kriek was superior.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of berries, perfume/florals, oak, and rum. It pours a dark brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with berries and cola. The finish has lemon, oak, and light rum. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a dark umber color with two fingers of khaki foam. Lots of stale old leaves, light balsamic, walnut, black tea, earthy malt structure. Not detecting much on the fruit side more just a bitter slightly acidic mysterious earth that lingers. Interesting beer that may be past its prime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Woody, vinous, caramel, funky, berries, and cherries. Tart finish and this one grew on me the more I drank it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5334) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle sample (from notes). Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart berries, oak, vanilla, some sweet malts, a touch of spice, dry Brett character. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3130) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle compliments of Jessie, Pours black with medium off white creamy head, good lacing. Aromas and taste of vinegar, consecration funk, wet basement, cocoa dust, roast, currants, berries, chocolate, butter cream, and some more barn. Mouthfeel is smooth and insanely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6015) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a deep dark amber-tinged brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of dry red wine notes, some tart berries, wood tannins, and some prominent fruity notes from the berries. Flavour is very dry and woody, with medium tartness, cranberries, wood, cola and a little vanilla. Very dry and woody body, with moderate fruitiness and tartness. Medium complexity and drinkability. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Awesome wild ale with so much going on its hard to tell where its all coming from.


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