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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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Spontaneously fermented dark ale. 11.7% ABV, super tart, with notes of fruit, oak and bourbon, and a distinct hint of awesomeness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1808) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Chris’s tasting. Nose of diarrhea, Graham cracker and roasted nuts. Vomit, oak bourbon nose. Flavor is tart, balsamic, fig. Braches caramel rolls. Alcohol is nowhere apparent. I thought this was. 8%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (869) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Bottle - thanks Ryan! Dark brown, khaki head. Wow, this smells interesting and delicious. Wow, WTF is that? Plums, red vines; caramel; cherry cola syrup; vanilla; figgy + vinegar. A lot of depth to the aroma. Taste: there’s the vinegar tart. Damn. This can go toe to toe with a whole range of dark strong sours. Surprisingly not too sweet despite the previous descriptors. Everybody is throwing around candy descriptions, and it makes sense. Tootsie roll is here, but in the best possible way. Medium-full body. Slightly astringent finish, but nothing out of line. Overall: I get the impression there’s some bottle variation in this, but we got one of the good ones. Yum. Edit: revisiting this after everybody left, there’s also a lot of poop and plastic. Still plenty tasty, but not as nice as it was earlier on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2652) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark amber-brown body, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Too acetic, with some dark fruits, oak, earth, and funk. Medium bodied, assertive acetic acidity, somewhat muddled finish. A bit of a disappointment.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Ryan’s, not sure who brought his one but thanks. Poured hazy brown with small to medium head. Notes are tart berries, molasses, balsamic, and other weird funk. My least favorite de garde so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a deep brownish black with light brown lacing. Aroma is diaper. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of root, funky character, light vinegar and sweet sugary dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wakawakawaka (4) - SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Oh my, looks awful but YUM! Funkier than James Brown’s athletes foot. Pours a dirty brown puddle but who cares, sour, fruity balsamic, berries, how this is 11.5% I do not know. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark red-brown, no real head to speak of. Big funky fruit aromas, blackberries on the turn, wood. Taste is fruity, sour, hides the strength. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Dirty brown, head can’t be roused despite the soft gush. Wet forest and strawberry vinaigrette. Initial taste is rich fruity sour, jumps the booze and straight to the sour. Sweety red Refresher bar dank sourness caps the alochol superbly. Lightest sticky bourbon cloy, honey towards the finish.

Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting, Cheers to Digita

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours ruby brown, brett funk nose with blackberry, taste is tart, juicy, very fruity, sour, woody, jam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown .. thin tan lacing ... soft funky ..light oak ...light fruity strawberry balsamic nose ... very fruity ... funky ... long dry bretty finish ... light oak ... tiny bourbon ... there alot going on ... and quite nice


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