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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark brown color with sparse head. Intense aroma of dark malts, moderately sour, but also with a dusty note. Good body strength, yet the carbonation keeps the mouthfeel lean; a bit chocolately, and wisely sour; the final is drier and just a bit astringent.
Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - Cherry, chocolate, tart and a bit of tobacco. Deep brown with a beige head. Chocolate and sour cherry, dark malts and some balsamic. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7230) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a small beige head. Aroma brings out dark dried fruit, tobacco, tartness, and leather. Flavour is very complex, with leather and tobacco upfront, with some roast and light tart dark fruits. Very elegant and complex, with everything in perfect balance. Excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
What the Funk, Denver, October 2014. Pours a darkish red brown appearance with a thin brown head. Twangy, somewhat funky flavor. Fairly roasty and fairly hoppy. There’s also some additional tannins and a bit of leather. A little bit of spiciness in the background as well. I wasn’t a huge fan of this but others at the festival did really enjoy it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2014
From bottle at What the Funk?!? - GABF 2014. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head and sticky lacing. roasty, coffee, dark berries, somewhat tannic, grapey and oaky aroma. Taste is sour grapes, light espresso, toasted malty, tangy, heavy oak, blueberry, and spice with a medium sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Definitely hit the mark for what they were going for and an excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Dark reddish breon pour with a slight white head. Really nice nose on this one. Chocolate and cherry. Sour, cherry and oak with some funky undertones. Hints of the malt and a slightly bitter fruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Sample shared by a super chill brah at sante. Pours dark purple or black with small off white head. Notes are lots of oak, dark cherries, sour funk, slightly buttery vino barrel, and dark fruits. Light acidity is present. Mouth is silky. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle shared with Bobby. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of caramel, cocoa, sour black berry, tobacco, rye and worn leather. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2880) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2014
Cloudy prune color. Nose is grape forward with cherry persimmon. Taste is minor stale with oak forward ash, cocoa and hay. Tannic bright grape and wild. Very close to phenomenology of spirit in both taste and mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle..Pour 8 dark black with a tan head..Nose is nice roacoffee.mcco, tart, barrel, coffee, berries..Taste is nice Chocolate, roast, berries, cherries, roast, nice tartness, coffee.


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