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Squatters Root Cellar

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Root Cellar defies categorization. It truly is a beer anomaly. A Strong Ale was laid down in Justin Winery’s “Obtuse” Port barrels for 5 months. Flavors of plum and caramel malt sweetness layer with oak and port to create a wonderful winter warmer. Sourness, developed during aging, brings forth both softness and complexity to this bottle conditioned American Wild Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample from "Douglas88". Colour...dark brown with a thick white head. Nose...overripe grapes, overripe bananas and cinnamon.Palate...a massive acetic attack up front! Jenny?! Can you make this one again??!! Loads of funky ass raisins and brown sugar followed by banana skins and banana purée. Bummer that this isn’t still available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
750ml bottle from Gription. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of earthy funk, toffee, dark fruit, and dark maltyness. Flavors of horse blanket, earthy malts and funk, bit of a wine note, dark malts, and a bit of tartness. Very different sour with a lot going on. Found it to be enjoyable none-the-less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Malt aroma of dark bread (pumpernickel), earthy funk, dark fruit and very light licorice. Dark brown, opaque, tan head. Flavor again of dark bread, balsmic -vinegar sourness, baker’s chocolate, raisins. A dusty, aged, cellar character. Very interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
750ml capped from douglas, thanks man. Opens up with a serious spew all over suzy’s kitchen. Dark brown with a very slight haze and lots of dense caramel head. Oaky fig, dried cherries, vinous red wine, earthy, rough booziness lingering low that gets more harsh as it opens. Very much a bruin with touch more caramel and body feel, hints of 9 volt. Maybe I sat on this for too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Wood lacto a little balsamic dark tart fruit. Dark brown head, thin tan ring. Tart and woody. Balsamic. Dry light bitter. Not aa carbonated as it appeared when it exploded. A little fruity sweet finish. Woody tart throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
bottle from superdave at rbwg 3/5/11. dark. brownish bronze color with a tannish yellow head. odd aroma... caramel, red wine, white pepper... smells like a freshly sharpened #2 pencil mixed with malt sweetness and richness. the flavor is really bretty... lots of horseradish, dirt , roots and vinous notes... not so much tart as it is funky and weird. odd. delicious. 8/4/8/4/16+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5927) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a brownish color with a large tan head. The aroma is a mix of dark fruit and brown sugar. I don’t really get any tartness or sourness in the aroma, but the beer does smell nice. The flavor is more complex. I get some dark fruit and brown sugar notes, as well as a light amount of tartness and some yeast notes. There is some oak character. The beer is very red wine like and is pretty nice. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
RBWG 2011. Deep brown pour with a fluffy head. Aroma is tart fruit, vinegar, yeast, wood and light funk. Flavor is lightly funky, with dark fruit, port and caramel. Very nice. Wish I had some more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5741) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(750ml bottle) cloudy rich cherry color with very thick dark tan head. Nose of cherry, currant, wet wood, and tangerine. Taste of cherry, a bit syrupy/medicinal, wet paper, earth and currants. Odd medicinal finish, well carbonated and creamy palate linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4005) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Pours a murky maroon color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is earthy sweet with an obvious dark fruit element. Has almost the faintest hint of tartness. Flavor is tart, with dark fruit and a alcohol tingle on the finish. Earthy flavors for sure too.

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