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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Blurring the line between beer and wine, this barrel-aged blend clocks in at 8.1% abv and is full of roasty, tart, tobacco, and leather notes, tempered by a solid malt backbone which provides for a wonderfully silky mouth-feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2016
From notes. This was enjoyed at Jolly Pumpkin on October 1 for Zwanze Day 2016! The pour is a medium to dark brown with a light khaki head that fades off pretty quickly. This looks horrible for a sour. The aroma is really interesting. There is a roasted malt, a light chocolate, a bitter tobacco leaf, and then a light funkiness tries to creep in before it tarts up. This is all over the place, and Iím not sure how I feel about it. The flavor is a tart porter with a little spiciness to it, but then it adds in some dried leaves, and a bit of barrel. Itís really interesting, but messy. The mouth feel is thicker and brightly carbonated with a strange tobacco and tart chocolate on the finish. This one confuses me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 9/23/2013. Black body with some reddish transparency. Big khaki head. Wispy surface with a medium collar. Impressive aroma. Chocolate and coffee roast. Acidic. Fruity. Kinda like cherries and stone fruit. I know thatís redundant but go with it. Vanilla. Tastes a little nutty. Chocolate. Lemony tartness. Masks the remaining flavors. Medium high carbonation. Medium body. I like this as much as I could have enjoyed a sour stoutish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1414) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Sample at Zwanze Day 2016 at Jolly Pumpkin. Aroma is complex, roast, tobacco, chocolate, leather, tart, funky, different. Appearance is brown, light brown head, mostly clear. Taste is tart, funky, tobacco, chocolate, roasted malt, barnyard, very complex. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, chocolate tobacco tart aftertaste. Overall, very strange but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from spacecoyote -- cheers! Fantastic dark sour with a medium-high amount of puckering bite and a fruity/funky Brett flavor. Itís really nicely balanced, though, with a bit of leather and barnyard that smooths out the other flavors. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
A really fun and complex beer with a nice HotD Adam like character in addition to tartness. I want more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (720) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Tasted from draft. Pours a cola black with off white head. Complex aroma and taste. Aroma is dark fruits, cherries, caramel, maple syrup, toffee, plums. Taste is moderately sweet with faint bitterness. Flavors similar to aroma and crazy complex. I'm not a huge sour fan but this is very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (616) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tart nose of cherry and malt. Alcohol present. Flavor is malt heavy (especially in the finish), tart cherries, orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
750 ml bottle sampled at the RB Best Awards. Thanks to whoever shared this one. Pours a cloudy brown with a moderate beige head that settles into a big ring and some film. Toasted and mild roasted malts, chocolate, sour berry fruits, leather, lemon, oak, earth, and tobacco. Light-medium bodied, with medium to high carbonation and a tart, dry mouthfeel. Good dark malty sour, but not quite in the echelon that a lot of their other beers occupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Dark brown. Oak, cellar, funk, cherries, vinegar, sour, cobwebs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3964) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Almost opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of light coffee, lime, grain, wood, lemon peel and pineapple. Taste is dry snd light bitter with notes of chocolate, lime and grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!

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