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RATINGS: 41   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9518) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy beige head. Good retention. Basically, this is a chocolaty and sour oude brune. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is big-time sour, lightly chocolaty and mildly toasty. Strange indeed, but I love it. World class oddity right here!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5065) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
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The aroma consists of moderate berries (raspberry and cherry), yogurt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, vinegar, and a touch of lemon. It pours a dark brown with some cloudy orange "transparency" when held to the light. It has a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a very fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint cola. There are some berry notes in the middle. The finish has moderate sour lemon, yogurt, and hints of roast. Itís medium bodied with lively carbonation that can be a bit prickly. Overall, Iím not a big fan of dark sours, but this one would be better than most if not for the prickly carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Deep, muddy brown body. Opaque, almost black at the bottom with a deep khaki foam that fades to a thin collar quickly. Aroma is heavily vinous with some wine-like boozy notes, oak, funky cheese rind, black cherry, & a strange note that kind of seems like mild vomit or bile. Itís not super strong or completely killing the vibe here, but I could definitely do without it. Flavor is more tart with heavy cherry, lacto yeast, mild lactic yeast, a hint of tannins, rich woody oak, red grape, vinous booze, & some finishing notes of mild hay funk. Darker malts pop through with a finish of dark fruit & wood. Good, but if the aroma didnít have that mild off-scent, it would be much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3051) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Reddish brown beer, beige head. Aroma of wood, malts, light lactic acid. Light sour flavour, light sweetness, malts, liquorice root, drop, salty liquorice -salmiak-, hint of red wine. Sour finish, yoghurt, malts and caramel.
(From 50cL bottle @ Antwerp Gettogether Tasting. Shared by digita7693, LoPo87 and Sam. Thanks!!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Barrel and berry aromas. Huge berry, caramel malts, and barrel notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Definitely a trip but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggsbowler (381) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle - pour dark brown/red. The nose is sour and vinegar. The taste is more vinegar and acidity. Itís kind of harsh to drink and very unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Chrisís 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 (1139) - 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: thereís 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 thereís some bottle variation in this, but we got one of the good ones. Yum. Edit: revisiting this after everybody left, thereís 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 (3005) - 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 (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Ryanís, 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.


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