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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 286   ABV: 9.54%
A blend of 60% Mother of All Beers (base beer to Pizza Port’s Cuvee du Tomme) & 40% 6 month old Temptation. O.G. 1.081, ABV 9.54%, BU’s 29.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

dark amber, wispy beige head, sweet grape wine aroma with a hint of fusel alcohols, big tart malt flavor, lots of oak, tart cherry, lots of lip smacking lactic character that is not apparent in the flavor, a touch of dark fruits,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of some lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and tart, funky wild yeast with some cherry notes. Body starts somewhat full and mildly dark caramely sweet, balanced with a tart, fruity earthy yeasty character toward a slightly drier, complex oaky finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a clear deep golden brown color. Aroma of tart aged malt. Light brett and leather character. The flavor had some tartnesshitting up against a sweet malt base. Tannic bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4110) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
At the brewpub 11/10; Nose of tart caramel malts and woodiness; deep amber coloration with a decent, glass-lacing beige head; flavor was spicy cloves and caramel malts, slight sweetness mixed with a pleasant tartness, one of my favorite RRs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
sampeled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005 Opaqe dark brown, medium body, slightly sweet, nice. If I were to get a bottle I’d age it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Hand bottled from IrishBoy - Pours a brown color with no head. I believe we lost our carbonation do the hand bottling. No biggie. I can rate around it. Has a fairly strong vinious aroma. Has a tart fruit flavor. Medium body and slightly dry. Would have been nice to try it at RR. Thanks Richard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2668) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Tap @ Toronado. Brown in color with ruby tints. Strong wine like elements with chardonnay barrels from the Temptation mix. A slightly sour finish and fairly robust throughout. The combination brings out a lambic character on an otherwise darker beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
From Growler. Brown amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is cherries, brown sugar, caramel, and has some brett sneaking through. Taste is cherry, with a bit of tartness with caramel. I liked it, but I feel like it’s some what bland from a Russian River beer. But still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
(growler sample from irishboy)clear brown with an off white head.aroma is caramel,chocolate,bret,and brown sugar.flavor mixes the aroma.very nice balanced brew for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Ripe dark candied fruit with toasted caramel, oak and orange peel in the nose. Interesting combination of malt forward body with appetizing lactic notes. Very drinkable for the abv.

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