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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Small Batch Series No. 4 is our most exciting small batch release to date, and one that utilizes both aspects of our unique “brewstillery”. This beer takes our Mesquite Smoked Porter brewed to 10% ABV and ages it for 10 months in our own Texas bourbon barrels! Small Batch Series No. 4 carries a sumptuous nose of sweet oak, mesquite smoke, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and vanilla, along with flavors of dark bittersweet cocoa laced with sea salt, smoke, vanilla, and caramel. While this warming winter release is heavenly to sip now, it will age and mellow nicely for up to 10 years if stored carefully.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked, dark roasted malty. Sweet, smoked, chili and bitter. Dry smoked and dark roasted finish. Lingering overripe fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottled. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roastes malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla with notes of dark chocolate. Light roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak sour caramel aroma. Roasted malty fruity caramel and chocolate flavor with weak sour hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Sour and acetic on the front end. Smokey, oak, chocolate, and some dark fruit. A little bit of a smoked gouda note to it. The flavor is similarly smokey and tart. There’s a bit of dark fruit, fair amount of oak, roasted malt, vinegar, and chocolate. Not bad, just not really appealing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8950) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Dark brown pour, big tan head. Flavor of old fruit mixed with roast, vanilla, coffee...I think this one is infected too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8050) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours black with tan head. Fluffy head. Nose and taste of mesquite BBQ smoke, vanilla, chocolate, oak, toasted marshmallow and milk sugar. Medium body,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle to one of my Texas compatriots. Bottled 11.27.12. Pours with a massive foam, not a gusher, but not what was intended. Huge tan head near black body. Aromas are of dark fruit, smoke, ash, licorice. Mild funk, iodine, barrel. Damp leaves, wet wood, cocoa. Flavors are smokey, mesquite and ashy. Very roasty. Mild acidity, probably in the 3.65-3.80 range. Seems to definitely be the start of an infection. Funky, fudge, earthy, like an unrestrained and funky French Second Growth. Peppery, earthy, mild tart and strong tannin. Very high (2.8-3.0 vol CO2) carbonation, medium bodied, tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Moderate roast on the nose, a touch of alcohol, seems a little tart, perhaps some oak.   Some smoked aspects up front, immediate band-aid but it quickly goes away (thankfully).   Mid-way through it gets a little tart, lactic, and woody.   Roast picks up on the backside a bit, some tart apple, along with mineral water.   Hides the 10% ABV well, but doesn’t seem like an Imperial Porter given its abundance of carbonation and lack of rich roasted malts.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, and airy.   Sweet backside, some aspects of roasted malts, but also a bit fruity, woody, and general barnishness.   I keep reading that these will store up to 10 years, but I somehow doubt that.   The cap on #3 was already rusting in less than a year, under the wax even!   This is an interesting take for sure, sweeter than most, airy and woody at times, with a mineral water background.   Not bad, some flaws, but unique enough to keep me entertained.   Thanks Bill!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle, batch 11/27/12, dark murky brown color with tan head, aroma is smokey pork, flavor has a mesquite creosote note, char, whiskey, vanilla, no heat, nice


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