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Epic / Strange Epically Strange

Epic / Strange Epically Strange
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Collaboration between Epic and Strange Brewing. A blend of Strange Kriek and Epic Big Bad Baptist.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
5oz taste at Epic Brewing Denver Taproom. The taste is definitely sour cherries mixed with chocolate and alcohol, as one would expect. There is a "strange" effect here, with each beer in the mix fighting for attention. It’s also synergistic, stronger than the sum of its parts. Weird, but yummy if you’ve got a wild hair up there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Epic and Strange. Pours a deep opaque black color with a moderate, dense off-white head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves nice sheets of lacing. Aroma of freshly ground coffee, roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. Smooth, moderately sweet entry combining some tart, lightly acidic cherry with sweet chocolate that transitions into a more roasty, coffee-laden middle with undertones of sweet cherry pie filling offset by a tart acidity that lingers into the finish along with a touch of wheatiness and dry oak. Light, tight carbonation and full, without being heavy, mouthfeel that is offset nicely by the Cherry tartness. Overall, while it isn’t overly complex, the balance seems almost perfect between sweet and tart, and the intensity of aromas/flavors alone make it very enjoyable. I dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (304) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft. Looks like a stout, tastes like a cherry cordial. Lightly sour, quite sweet. Hard to drink more than a few sips but glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at Epic Taproom in Denver. Pours a dark brown and ruby hue with thick beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong dark chocolate, oak, funk, and cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with nice coffee bean and dark chocolate with nice tart cherry coming through, really balanced between the stout and kriek, really glad I got to try this. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (286) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Interesting one this. Looks just like a stout. Black pour tan head that sticks around. Huge chocolate nose with the hint of sour fruit. The flavor is like a cherry chocolate bar. Roastier beginning with the fruit and chocolate coming through on the long sweet finish. Lighter body than expected. I like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Nice funky fruity aroma. I feel like the stout and kriek are flashing for who is the more powerful because oget both those nice roasted chocolate/coffee and the sour fruity kriek. Flavor is nice and smooth with the butter stout on the back end and the kriek up front. Overall a well done beer but don’t think I am a fan if this combo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is deep, clear, brownish-red with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Big sweet cherries, spice, cocoa, roast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pie crust in the aroma. Nice! Taste is sweet cherries, chocolate, cinnamon, somewhat tart, coffee, roast, and raspberries. Medium body with medium carbonation. Really cool beer and definitely much more Kriek, than Baptist (which I think was the right move). Fun stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, slight berry, cherry notes, hints of dark fruits as well, slight dark caramel. Taste is a mix of cherry, dark berry, dark fruit, hints of cocoa, chocolate, roast, finishing fairly sweet. Interesting, but they didn’t quite blend as I thought they might. Still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (98) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This is a very tasty, unique beer. Very sweet, lots of coffee, burnt caramel, and black malts. Sweetness from the cherries, a bit of sourness in the back. Lots of chocolate and coffee. It’s really almost a desert beer; very tasty and decadent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (982) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head lacing. Aroma is mild coco and sour grapes. Taste is light for a stout with the sourness as the prevailing taste. Apple juice mixed with beer is my best example. Overall okay, but not my style.

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