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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (603) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9249) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11353) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3868) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Lots of cocoa and chocolate. Some re tobacco. Taste is lightly tart with some orange citrus. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1477) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark brown black with medium head. Nose is dusty tart cherry cocoa, dark fruit, bitter chocolate, funky ash. Taste is medium-high acidity, balance of roast ashy chocolate, funky dark berry, cherry, dark fruits, toast oak spice and dark grain. Finishes with a touch of sweetness, dark cherry chocolate funk, roast, leather, dark grain. Complex and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2937) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a burnt umber with a hint of sienna on the edges with two fingers of thick khaki foam. Nose is a mix of dark fruit, roasted grain and cocoa dust, earthy musty basement and a touch of balsamic. Palate follows with some dark earthy funk rounding the beer out nicely and some focused dark tangy fruit to add a counterpoint to the roasted malt undertones. Leather, cherry, moss, bark mulch, cranberry and a touch of beef jerky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Usually these awkward blend type beers dont work but in this case the final product trumps the parts that went into it. Dark near black color with light off white head. Aroma is tobacco, cherry, cocoa, light balsamic, and earthy. Taste is perfectly tart with light sweetness for balance. Mouthfeel is soft and nice. Overall just a great unique beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Amber bought a bottle for the table and this did not disappoint, tons of flavors going on all balanced perfectly. Wine, roast, tart, etc. Well done!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (296) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Pours brown with a tanned head. Aroma; leather, berries, tobacco, liqourice and bread. Flavours; Sour berries, leather, tobacco, roasted malt, lemon and wood.


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