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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 581   ABV: 19.37%
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The Sonoran 200 is literally a step beyond extraordinary. Infused with Agave nectar that takes it to 19.37% alcohol, the beer has been oak-aged for almost a year on site. The result is a full bodied yet very round and smooth beverage (can it be called beer?) that is unlike anything you have ever tasted before—and that is one reason it is so hard to describe!
Photo and description courtesy and copyright Barclay’s Wine.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared by Joe. Muddy brown pour with no head. Caramel, dark fruit and wood in the aroma. Taste was consistent with the aroma, but had a touch of tartness that gives a hint of tequila. Smooth and easy to drink for almost 20% ABV. Granted this is not for the average beer drinker, but really worked for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Cloudy light amber with no head. Aroma is of agave, toffee, and light hemp. Taste is sweet with brown sugar, caramel and agave nectar with some herbal undertones. Slightly oxidized.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
Tequila bottle thanks to BLOZT7555. Bottle was cellared proper. Poured 6 oz. into a snifter. Color is orange / brown with no head and flat carbonation. Nose is lots of fruit tones, dark fruit followed by agave. Served chilled, lots of sweet flavors. Caramel candy, dark fruits again (plums and dates) light oaky wood tones and molasses. More complex then I was guessing. As it warmed I got secondary flavors of vanilla, honey and perhaps some grapes. I was expecting some alcohol burn even after sitting this long of a time, well no trace of ABV. Ok, yes there is after it warms up. Yes it’s sweet with flat carbonation but.. it still is really flavorful. And it gets some style points for being really unique. Plus because of the cork I was able to share with friends and then enjoy days later.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6940) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Ridiculous beer. Super high in alcohol, ridiculous bottle. Skunked, syrupy, flat, oak, insane beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2348) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013


A - Very cloudy, cloudy grapefruit juice with red hues

S - It actually smells hoppy like pine cone and a bit of lemon juice

T - Surprisingly not boozy at all, a hint of agave nectar which I actually drink quite regularly. Sweet figs and persimmons with some grape juice. not hoppy

M - Okay never mind, boozy finish. thin, syrupy and flat.

O - Very interesting and unique. more than an ounce is too much.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Shared by ygtbsm94 at my place last weekend. Thanks Brad. The beer appears still and is a hazy, orange, copper hue. The aroma is sweet and boozy. Malty, nutty, fruity, strong, bold, interesting. Caramel malt with some brown sugar, A bit oily on the palate. Low carbonation. Fun to try. Best in small doses.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Tequila bottle thanks to the crew at the inaugural RateBeer/BeerAdvocate tasting. Pours muddy, murky, looks like mud. No head. Nose is tawny barleywine, tequila, white alcohol, toffee, smoked sea salt. Taste is tequila, super dense brown sugar, melted sugar, small amounts of savory smoke. Still fairly cloying. Palate is oily, not as boozy as I thought it would be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with no head. Aroma is nutty malt, cookie and caramel malt with dates and plums. Flavor is malt dominant with brown sugar with dates, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Murky light amber color. Aroma of brown sugar and spice. Taste is smooth and sweet caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours murky,muddy brown...no head at all...... Aroma is sweet syrup, bread and oak... Taste is amazingly sweet...baked bread/fruitcake...or a holiday booze dessert. Fruity, sugary...amazingly smooth. A pretty astonishing blend...you know the alcohol is there, it just steps lightly and remains remarkably subdued.... Sip in small doses, only, though.


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