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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Baltic Porter aged in French Oak that did three turns of Cab Sauv from a well known California winery in Napa Valley. Barrels were somewhat neutral so French Oak Heavy Toast spirals added to barrels about 4 months and remained till barrels were emptied. Spirals soaked in Cab Sauv for 48 hours before being placed in barrels.

First in a series of wine barrel experiments for FiftyFifty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Black with no head. Big red wine, grape, cola, and chocolate aroma. Tastes of grape, black berries, red wine, currants, and chocolate taste with light oak and caramel flavors to the finish with lingering citrus notes on the far back end. Bright oily palate. Very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours purpley-black with a transient tan smear. Aroma is strong, plummy dark fruit, with some hints of vinosity. Also a touch of burnt rubber. A pleasure to smell. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is voerripe dark fruit, med dark pitted fruit, a little treacle, some touch of vinosity, and woody astringency. Woodís not super strong, but noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours purplish black with no head and a plum and treacle aroma. Thereis a treacle and fruit flavor with an oaky wine finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Served in a SAVOR snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose has some roast and a touch of chocolate. Very, very mild oak and wine character, though I honestly canít say I would have picked it out if I didnít know. A bit more of that in the flavor. Roasty with touch of chocolate and light oak and wine. Body is medium with good carbonation. Pretty good with no flaws, but not something Iíd seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11) Nose is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coconut, wood..Taste is woody, chocolate, coffee, caramel, grape..Palate is thick with chocolate, and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with one ring of creamy head. Nose is cherry, chocolate, light vinegar, a little wood, flowers. Flavor is nice, chocolate, toast, wood, vinegar, pencil lead, cherry, raspberry. Full bodied, tart, finish. A nice, dark sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8206) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
22oz bomber pour courtesy of cmillward or popery, canít remember which one, thanks guys. It pours mahogany with brown edges and tan head. The aroma has interesting notes with sweet apple like notes flowing into spicy black licorice and then some red wine tart notes. The taste has tart red wine notes, some dark roasted malts and a bit of black licorice that bleeds into a touch of chocolate malts. This is kind of on the tart side and ends rather dry. Hmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
red-sepia, thin tab ring with wispy top, very spotty. Chocolate cake and bourbon nose, heavily hot sweetness. Flavor is hot through mid, cake, bit of soy, bit if berry and oxidation through the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of wood, vinous, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of vinous, wood, caramel, chocolate, raisins, caramel, and earth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
(22oz bomber) dark brown with ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of French oak, chocolate malt, pretty rich. Taste is really oaky, very mild vinous notes, very toasty, chocolate malt, odd earthy component, just super tannic and way too much wood ester influence. Dry, oaky finish thatís just piney. Disappointing.

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