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Epic Ales Bottom of the Sea
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   ABV: -
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Batch 1: 2013 Itís dark, near black with just a central cap and ring of tan foam. Smells like cocoa, leather, salt, some vinegar, some mteal. Taste is metal, ocean, sour cherries, soil, pork meat, some cocoa and coffee. The flavor was initially more shocking than as it has warmed more and become a interesting beer with some unexpected components. Full bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Iím on the fence as to whether I actually like this beer vs am just intrigued by this beer...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly pitch black, thin frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Slightly tart earthy nose, some coffee or dark chocolate.   Tart up front, slightly lactic, soft roasted malts, very minor dark chocolate.   Sour Oyster Stout or something?   Meh, not half bad.   Very slight metallic note on the backside as it dries out.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little torn on this one, I can see the Oyster Stout, the Sourness, but not so sure about the two mixed together.   Aside from the slight metallic note on the finish, its a very interesting concoction.   Unique at least.   Prefer the Beet Down to this one.   The lingering metallic notes pretty much scores this one down.   Its like licking icicles off a tin roof.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bookseeb (110) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Appearacne pours a dark brown color supporting a easily dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell is slightly sour, roasted malty and maybe a little sea air. Taste has an upfront sour hit reminding me of a Belgian sour, roasted malt in the back with low hops. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation. Not what I expected from this ale, although I really didnít know what to expect.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Cola body with ring of head. Molasses nose--nothing much of sea air. Rather oxidated with cardboard off-flavors and a tinny body, but some some interesting briny notes as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5583) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Nose is Britney funky tart salty and toasty. Pours black w a thin tan ring of foam. Flavors of Britney salt funky sour notes roasted malts more tart salt brine. Almost acrid roast notes w the tangy sour brine. Very interesting beer. Not bad. Good in small doses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caskalefan (146) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
Murky brown pour, small receding head, aroma of barnyard funk, brine, cacao, flavor is extremely tart, and although nothing is mentioned about wild yeast, Iíd swear I was drinking a Belgian style sour, except one infused with oyster brine. The finish is heavy on the cigarette ash, but somehow it kinda works. It may not be the most balanced (or the tastiest) of ales, but Epic definitely gets points for inventiveness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6071) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2013
22. Pours black with a wispy thin tan head. Salty, soy sauce nose, showing red wine vinegar. Still body, somewhat slick. Soy sauce and red wine vinegar on the mid palate. Long ashy acrid soy sauce finish.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours deep red with a small off white head. Smell is slight seawater and pleasantly tart. Taste is tangy and salty, lots of brine comes out, peachy and raspberry tartness, flavors intensify when swallowed. Interesting beer, but not my thing. Some people seem to like it, but itís way too salty for me.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Half-pint @ Chuckís. This is a pretty interesting beer. Made with oyster brine. Smells incredibly funky. Like thereís salt water in it. Tastes rather sour and slightly salty. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. Way to go Epic.


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