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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks Chuck), pours a dark purple, almost like grape juice, with some bubbles for a head. Aroma of black currants, some Belgian candied sugar, and some lightly tart grapes. Flavour is lightly tart, with black currant, some mild candied sweetness, and grapes. Lightly tart and very dark fruity. ABV is no where to be detected. Good fruit beer - Iím just not a big fan of black currants.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2522) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2012
750ML in a wine glass.

A - dark purple, 2 finger red head that fades to a single finger. nice lacing

S - Smells of brown sugar, cane syrup, raisins and apricots. Hint of cherry.

T - Taste is similar to the smell. lots of cherry, blackberries and dark fruits. sort of sweet at the finish.

M - medium body, high carbonation

O - Not a bad beer. Not one Iíd seek out again though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (682) - USA - OCT 19, 2012
Belgiany dark fruit cinnamon. Intricate, layered and intense. Dark brown black even, dark beige head. its quickly gone lwaving little lacing. vinous a bit. very interesting beer. glad i had it. like a thin more fruity quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Sampled at Brad Fest 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Brown sugar, toffee aroma. Sweet, cherry, somewhat tart, slight roasted flavor. Very sweet and sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ Bradís house Minneapolis, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a fairly clear, deep brown appearance with a small brown head. Nutty, dark berry, currant, chewy toasty malty, light caramel aroma. Light cough syrupy, blackberry/currant, a touch tart, nutty, caramel flavor. Not exactly my thing but itís kind of interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet dark fruit flavor and a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good after dinner with a cigar brew that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lcherre (6) - - JUL 30, 2012 does not count
It pours dark, a nice aroma of chocolate, currants and raisin. A Very good beer that gets beter with every sip

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750 ml bottle. Proud is a fairly dark brown... highlights come through on the pour, but in the glass itís pretty dark. Head is fairly thin and tan, maybe a quarter inch by the time itís all said and done. Aromas are kind of muted, but I pick up some fruit (smells like black cherries to me), very light chocolate notes and a little graininess. Flavor is interesting... Tastes a lot like a very good cherry stout. There is a decent amount of roasty maltiness but the crown jewel is the current presence which is robust and carries the beer from start to finish, but gets tarter as it goes until a fairly sour finish. I was a little afraid of this one, thinking it could go south pretty quickly, but I didnít expect it to be this good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Paulís. Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Fruity, dark plum and prune notes, toffee and some touches of dark sticky caramel and old milk. Medium bodied, sweet and oxidized. Malty and full of plums and prunes. Malty, sweet, roast and a touch more prune on the finish. Sweet on the end. Interesting but a bit old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Paulís. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of sour milk, black currants, dark cocoa and caramel. Mild acid. The sour milk really throws me off. Otherwise solid. Medium body.

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