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Russian River Propitiation
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98
90
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Barrel aged sour porter


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Nose is balsamic vinegar, leather, and tobacco. Slight fruity sweetness. Green apple skin, oak, and roasted malts. A nice balsamic character to the flavor. Plenty of leather, grass, oak, and apple skins. Hints of raisin and grape sweetness. Fairly dry sour finish. Nice carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pour is hazy brown with a small brown-colored head and great lacing. Big dark sour fruits, black currants, red grapes, blueberries, vinegar, and oaky aroma. Taste is blackberry, tannic, woody, plums, huge acidic sourness, with some vinegar on the backend - very tart. Medium body with soft carbonation. Pretty solid, but not in the same category as most of Vinnie’s sours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of big tart blackberries and wood. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to heavy acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Woah now. Didn’t realize this was a new sour from RR! Stoked to have it fresh on tap at the brewery yesterday. Pours jet black cola color with a ruby toned head that is minimal. Nose is different. Milk chocolate, light coffee, and soft roast mixed with a tiny singe of tartness hits the nostrils. The flavor is just heavenly. Notes of a beautiful porter flush in, dried fruits, soft roast, chocolate, and brown sugars. As the sour funk sets in, a grape tone does as well, soothing out the perfect carbonation of the brew. The sour funk takes over, but blends with all the other flavors, leaving you with a beautifully done BA porter. Hints of what I’d think would be red wine are in there towards the finish as well. Damn good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6116) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Dark and clear deep cola pour with minimal head. Quite acidic and sour, dark fruit. A bit puckering and dry on the tongue. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (604) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Acidic aroma, jet black appearance, sour with a smoky, tingly finish. Would like to try this from a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap. Dark brown with tan head. Aromas of tart dark fruit, chocolate, toasted malt, and wood. Flavor is a big tart front with sweet fruit then a toasted malt and chocolate undertone with a oaky finish. Light funk to it. Acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdavidh (147) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Sweet on the nose, nice tanginess without being overpoweringly sour. Quite sweet and tart. Nicely balanced. Shame this is a limited release - it’s excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
tap at brew pub..pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is nice soft chocolate, roast, tartness, bugs..Taste is nice barrel, roast, dryness, tart, dry, sweet grape..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (908) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a khaki head. Brown sugar, smoky, sour, bottom of the garbage can. Wet mouthfeel. Smooth sourness. Oak barrel smoothed the moutfheel and sourness very well.


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