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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Tart Brown Ale brewed with Ohio Walnuts. Aged 18 months in a variety of oak barrels with culture from each of the 3 participating breweries ... in friendship with Brad at Jackie Os and Chad at Crooked Stave. Brewed in November 2011. 375ml.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (271) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed on 6/1/2013. 375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Murky brown. Small khaki head. Nice surface wisps and retention. Wow, it actually smells like walnuts. Sharp acidity. Lactic. White pepper. Sharp sourness. A little bit of letdown. Malty. Nuts come out in the back. Not as dry as Prolegomena. Better body. Nutty. A unique take. I expected something similar to Prolegomena, but this has a totally different profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of walnuts, cherry, vinous, cranberry, and wood. Flavor of cherry, oak, walnuts, strawberry, chocolate, and dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1937) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
375, thanks to Dany. Dark rusty red. Flanders red meets some smooth nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2168) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle..Pour is a brown with a thin brown head..Nose is dry oak, funk, nutty, lacto, chocolate...Taste is musty, dark malt, chocolate, nutty, spice, dry oak, spice, dark fruits...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (336) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Armin...thanks! Dark brown pour with minimal head. Sweet aroma with some tart as well. Taste follows with some nuttiness. Great finish. I really liked this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8334) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle shared by Armin, thanks! Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light tart fruit with a decent amount of nuttiness and a bit of oak/funk backing. Flavor has tart deep stone fruit with a bit of nuttiness and dark grains backing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8049) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle shared by Armin - thanks! Murky amber with floaties. Nice sour fruit note. Slightly nutty but it seems to be masked by the sour elements. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from a trade with tferillio, cheers dude! Pours a deep brown, almost black with a light-brown eggshell head. Aroma is slightly tart, redcurrants, raspberries and slight vinegar. Taste is blackberries, red cherries, oak, light acidic vinegar, raspberries, red grapes, red apples and walnuts. Medium bodied with a long and a medium sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (944) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 Big thanks to tectactoe. A dark dark red color with a big foamy slightly brown head. Very aggressive. A sharp sour vinegar aroma with a grassy earthy sense to it. Extremely refreshing. A big barrel aged presence. Very woody and oaky. As far as the walnuts go there’s a slight nutty back feel. Almost a coating feel. Also dry in the end. A very unique brew. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle: Deep, muddy, murky brown body, completely opaque with a leathery, khaki foam that settles nicely to a film & collar across the top. Complex & somewhat perplexing aroma. Very good but hard to grasp. Toasty malts, strong wet oak & critter laden farmhouse funk, black cherry, a hint of lemon rind, faint touch of cinnamon, a little floral potpourri (very mild), a touch of nuttiness, though I wouldnt ever guess walnuts on my own. Theres an intriguing, vague, semisweet spice or fruitiness that I cant place... But I like it. Nice flavor of heavy, damp cotton & horsey funk, driftwood, semi acidic cherry skins, faint lactic acid, hints of balsamic vinegar, faint lemon, toasty malts & a timid nutty note that hangs on the back-end. More mild notes of tobacco, earthy funk, & rotten dark fruit. Lots of vinous oak & even some red grape towards the finish. The walnuts arent a huge factor until the aftertaste; they kind of coat the mouth, almost like when you get done eating walnuts... That oily, nutty feeling they leave behind. Super unique, tasty stuff. Shaun Hill does it yet again. Are you surprised?

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