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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, tobacco, vanilla, toffee, light roastiness and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, tobaccvo, fruittiness, oak and light vinous notes with a crisp dry lingering tobacco finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , 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 (2608) - 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 (1595) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Vinous nose of slight vinegar, wet leather, and a hint of barnyard. Pours dark brown with a red tinge - it almost resembles Cherry Dr. Pepper. Refreshing sweet & sour taste of tart dark fruit (blackberry, cranberry, plum), medium lactic acid, and light lemon juice. Prickly palate. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Aaron. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is tangy, sour green apple, lemon, toast, candy, light roast and sour fruit salad. The taste is smooth, tart, light toast, lemon, green apple, sherbet, sour sweets, candy, fruit salad, citrus and mild acidity. Medium body and fine carbonation. A smooth, crisp and rather approachable sour. Well balanced and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - big thanks to Aaron. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Acetic berries in the nose with some decent tangy funk. Light sweet flavor with strong, bracing acetic berry twang, faint vinegar, ripe blackberries. Medium bodied with fine, fizzy carbonation. Good sour berry finish with further acetic punch and a bit of funk. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle cheers to Aaron. Pours a very dark brown with a small, sticky beige head leaving good lacing. Nose is light roasted coffee beans, baking chocolate, plum overload, brown sugar and stewed raisins. Touch of vanilla with a bit of warmth and mild sourness. Taste is mild vanilla and berry notes - tarty raspberries, dark fruit forward and a fair bit of stewed brown sugar type notes. Mild sourness. very nice and pleasing beer. A little bit different to your typical sour

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle split at CBC, big thanks to Aaron for hauling this one over the pond - he was so keen to see us all again he came 5 months early ! 05/12/13. Murky mahogony brown with a thin tan swirl and edgework. Nose is tartened dark fruits, burnt plum notes, dank straw, smoke, touch of dry rot, dark berry fruit, dirty wood. Taste comprises light burnt notes, dank straw, funky, tarte blueberries, barnyard, dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation leading to a dry finale with a lactic tang. Top draw sour affair!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle poured a dark brown with a thin layer of soapy head. Smell of porter, wine and wine barrel Flavor of char, roasted nuts, leather and sour fruit. Can really taste the chavez Decent beer but one of my least favorites from sante

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
5th December 2013
Bottle tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Aaron. Opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is crispy and dry. Mild minerals. Tangy dark fruits with a touch of sour cherry. Little sherbet and coca cola, well buried. Finishes light and crisp. Good.


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