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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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We’ve taught an old brown new tricks. The brunette hue is derived from roasted Belgian aromatic malts, and fruity esters are augmented by lemon and orange zest. For a further twist, Brettanomyces induced secondary fermentation flecked with sour cherries, raisins, cranberries, and figs for a mildly acidic ale. Enjoy this gift now, or for even freakier, age it somewhere dark for the ultimate re-gift.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 23, 2014
375ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into tulip. Beer is clear dark amber with a tall khaki head that quickly collapses to nothing. Aroma is citrus, oak, spice, dried fruit, and brett funk. Taste is tart/sweet citrus and dried fruit, woody/nutty bitterness, and just a touch of bourbon heat. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a long drying, warming finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (938) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a thick, foamy brown head that dissipates quickly leaving a tiny ring of beige. Aromas of cherries, raisins, caramel, wood, yeast and light spice. Flavors of sour cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, fig, wood, light yeast, caramel, and spice. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, acidic end. Sour is rather mild, 6/10.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wchesser (1433) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Most annoying packaging ever...multiple waxing and then a freaking cork under the cap. Murky brown with red tones. Light carb. Nose of oak, dark fruits, some spicy yeast esters. Super astringent oak tannins, burnt malts and heavy toast oak barrel, some tart dried fruits. This thing is a mess. Gross. And given that wood tannins don’t soften with time I imagine this is only going to get worse with age. Less is more, boys, less is more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7845) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
On tap @ Tin Bucket, RBSG. Medium copper colour. Caramel and mandarin, lightly spicy, cherries and plums, caramel, moderately sour and malty. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2015. Pours a deep cola brown with a thin tan head. Acetone on the nose, nutty malt. Medium bodied, acetone, big and sweet. Too sweet for me, fruity with long acid and fruit. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Cola colored beer with a fizzy layer of tan foam. Smells like sour red fruits such as cherry, grape, and berry. Certainly acetic but also somewhat sweet and sugary. Lots of caramel, charred wood, and Dr. Pepper. The flavor is a little bit hot, actually. Some sourness of vinegar and fruits, but more caramel, toffee, and vanilla than expected. A hint of coffee and some green apple. Light citrus oil.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (841) - - MAY 31, 2015
375ml waxed, capped and corked bottle. Sour cherry aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, dark fruit and sour funk. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, a thin tan head that burns off quickly and no lacing. Starts sweet with dark fruit and cherry sweetness to go with the lively, high carbonated mouthfeel. Finishes quite smooth with spicy Belgian notes before finally giving way to the sour cherry punch that lingers on the palate. Pretty nice sour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draught. Pours a clear dark brown color with a very small tan head on there. Nose is sour and woody, with some cherry and wine notes to it. Taste is quite sour and darkly fruity, but something seems just a bit off about this one. Has a very long sour finish on it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4556) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2015
ouch this one was odd. Strong raisins. Imperial raisin-joose. Thats it. Nothing nice about it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8555) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottled 2014 batch. Clear dark chestnut brown with a thin ring of an off-white head. Aroma of whiskey and orange peel and bitters, not unlike a cocktail. There’s even cognac and herbal Amaro scents playing around in there, though after some time it turns into more of grape and apple jelly fruitiness. The whiskey and malt seems sugary (brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc.), and the oak and brett treatments give it a buggy acidity. Fiery and acidic and tart and sour in the mouth, sweet and syrupy with no pushback from carbonation, just limp and flabby acid. Very much a let down after tasting the 2012 batch last year, which was more balanced, less sweet, less acidic/sour, less boozy and had more staying power on the palate. This batch is a dumper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11826) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and sour yeast aroma. Medium to full body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & dark tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy dark fruit & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.


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