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Russian River Propitiation
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at RR. Pours a dark, murky cola-brown; thin, light-tan head. Plenty of balsamic vinegar in the aroma, along with lots of red fruitiness and lighter notes of milk chocolate and caramel. Medium-full body, moderate CO2; an acetic-forward sour, though seemingly lactic softness behind; red fruits, roast, citrus, and a light edge of bitter chocolate; bit of a phenolic edge; similar to The Bruery Tart of Darkness, with a slightly rounder and more acetic focus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (6416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, oak, tart and hint of caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium sour with a long tart, sour and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a hazy dark brown to black body and a small, dense, light beige head. Lightly vinegar-ish aroma with lots of dried fruits. Some notes of chocolate and coffee. It’s full bodied and quite tart, pleasantly carbonated. Dried fruits, figs and prunes, roasted notes and a tart lemony touch. Lasting finish. Well worth a revisit this one. 130807

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with small off white head. Aroma of malt, sour berries, caramel, grains and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and sour with some caramel, some wood and grapes. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap at brewery. Black with a fizzy white head. Chocolate bourbon green apple lemon and roasted grain aroma and taste with a very bright palate and a sharp sour and dry finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On draft at the brewpub. It pours a nice dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is awesome with black current and tart cherry fruit and some light notes of balsamic, funk and dark malts. No roasted malt. The flavor is tart and leathery with black cherry, balsamic and perceptible roasted malt in a funky finish. Great complex tart dark fruit character. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rocketman2013 (102) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
I'm not a fan of sours but this is good. Fruity aroma. Full of flavor. Very effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (472) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours dark brown-black with a thin tan head. Smell is prune and raisin with notes of citrus. Taste is slightly sweet and porter-like up front, fading to sour. the aftertaste is somewhat like grapefruit. Good brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwillums (12) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap @ the brewery. Wonderful roasty notes of the porter combined with Russian River’s excellence in sour technique make this a fantastic brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Type: 12-oz. (I think) draft Glass: Goblet From: Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, Calif. Price: ??? Purchased: July 17, 2013 Consumed: July 17, 2013 Misc.: N/A Poured an almost pitch black color with one finger of khaki-white head when I got it. Nice layered lacing. Minimal retention on the top. Smelled sour cherry, tart, Sweet Tarts, black cherries, bourbon, barrel-aged and raspberry. Tasted similar to the smell with a stronger alcohol feel. Got tart, Sweet Tarts, strong background, barrel-aged, raspberry, dark cherry, bourbon and faint Cherry Coke Zero. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Another great beer. Russian River just does everything right.


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