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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Piledriver began as Hopworks Dubbel Supplex Abbey Ale in 2009. We then aged it in four different bourbon and Cabernet barrels with sixty pounds of sour cherries and brettanomyces for eighteen months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out a whole whack of notes, from cherries, brett, and red wine barrels. The bourbon doesn’t come out. Flavour has a lot going on, with loads of brett and cherries, accentuated heavily by the red wine and bourbon. Starts on the former notes I mentioned, ending with both barrels. Considering all the different qualities, this is very well-integrated. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2012 bottle - pours cloudy dark amber, some sediment floating around. Tan head quickly dissipates. Nose is very boozy of bourbon and brandy and vinegar. Taste is complex blend of flavors dominated by bourbon and sour tart cherries. Finishes like a oak aged red wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
From bottle, bought over a year ago at HUB. Dark amber color with some sediment. Aroma of bourbon, cherry, port. Taste is dark sour cherry, oak, bourbon, red wine. Oaky liquor finish. Barrel-aging elements almost overpower the dubbel base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle with Carla. Pours a hazy orange/brown fading to a clear ruby red with minimal off-white foam. Smells sour with hints of sweet lemon, oak, cherry and bourbon. Tastes lightly sweet and strongly of cherry bourbon with out the associated alcohol and an overarching mild sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark brown with a thin head. Light body, phenolic, with toasted grains, barrel characters, oak, and vinous qualities. I got a lot of weird chemical, awkward fermented flavors that I’m not sure where they came from. Reminded me of scotch in that sense, but way messy compared to scotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at Fredfest 2012. Pours light amber with a nice beige head and a vinegar and toffee aroma. There is a sour caramel malt flavor with a hint of cherry and a bitter bourbon finish.

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