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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1468) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to douglas88! Clear reddish brown pour, ring of khaki head, minimal lacing. Surprising amount of chocolate; leather/tobacco, cherries, oak, vomit (in the best possible way). Lightly metallic at times. Moderately sweet with big lasting sour end. Overall: this is a real treat. I would think of this as being closer to a sour red/brown, but who knows - I get all confused by these dark sours.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7181) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark black color with a small beige head. The aroma is big plum, oak, sour chocolate. The flavor is tart berry, oak, chocolate, dark cherries. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This poured a light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of dark fruits, light Brett and mild roasted character. Flavor was fairly tart, acetic really and no funk.depth unfortunately.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a hazed brown with a thin tan head around the edges. Tart acid and a bit of musk, hints of roast. Medium bodied, nice acid and strawberries in balsamic. Long tart acid and lovely wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2210) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pour thanks to Greg at East End. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aromas of chocolate and tobacco. Taste is slightly tart and chocolatey. Medium body and medium carb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown foggy pour no head. Dark tart cherry aromas. Chocolate and cherry darker flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4539) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours dark , clear brown . No real head . Smell is sharp , bit malty . Taste is pretty chocolaty, bitter, dry . Sour touches as well . I like it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16414) - 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 (7579) - 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 (9223) - 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.


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