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Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 08

Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 08
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sour ale aged in oak wine barrels dry hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5556) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Rich muddied brown coloured body with a light tan glow on top, not really a head, with large bubbles. Aroma of super sour grapes, alcohol, apple cider, light spices, brett, funk and a lot of sugars - nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive sour notes at first with grapes, figs, apples, pears and gueuze all noticeable along with some light spices and some good malt notes. Aftertaste shows some depth with a great balance of sour notes, malt, yeast and some light bits of hops as well. Overall, a nicely sour beer with a solid complexity and a nice rounded flavour showing the sour notes up front and some spicey, yeastie, malty and especially sweet notes throughout. A great sour/wild beer to sample for a very reasonable price. Definitely worth buying if you can get your hands on a bottle of this! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Super Liqour Mart in Denver, Colorado on 06-June-2014 for US$6,99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-December-2014, Christmas Eve 2014. 2014 Barrel Aging in American Oak, on 14-February-2014. Bottle # 615 of 1800.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1285) - - SEP 21, 2014
500ml bottle, #995/1800. Grape juice aroma with notes of citrus and red wine. Pours deep copper colored with a ruby hue, thin white head and no lacing. Starts with very sweet grape flavor with vinous notes and citrus. Finishes smooth and very red wine like with a high carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1139) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014
500 ml swing top. Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aromas of caramel, spice, grapefruit, vinegar, toffee, oak, and barnyard funk. Flavor is caramel, toffee, tart grapefruit, tart lemon zest, vinegar, oak, funk, earthy notes and vanilla. Light to medium bodied, tart and dry end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (12950) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2014
500 ml swing top bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cat piss, dank bud, earthiness, grapefruit zest, light pine and light caramel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of grapefruit, dank bud, lemon zest and light caramel with a crisp dry tart bitter lingering funky lemon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
16.9 oz bottle at the Crow Bar. Pours a murky brown/red with a small ring of a head. The nose is pretty tropical with notes of grass, grapefruit, pineapple, brown sugar and tart fruits. The carbonation is pretty low. The hops are citrusy, and work pretty well here. This beer isnt outright sour, but fairly tart with lots of fruity hints. There are suggestions of figs, brown sugar and strangely, no real wine barrel character.The flavors are a little muddled, but nothing is offputting. Decent beer, but flavor-wise, not worth the price tag.

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