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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Stout fermented 100% with brett and aged 6 months in Brunello Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11181) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2013
from Erzbierschof - dark beer with a poor head retention; shy woody aroma with sourish notes and black chocolate as well; pretty astringent, full-bodied, some sweetness and a long lingering biting sourness, chocolate and prune - complex but with a bit too much wood presence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours an opaque black with a nice crema head. The nose has a sour winey aroma that reminds me of Flemish red, The taste has a winey body with a chocolate note on the end. The palate is medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture with a long elegant finish. Overall, this excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Black with a decent tan head. Massive brett aroma, dusty lemon sherbet not a lot else coming through, perhaps some cherry and a hint of chocolate. Similar taste, lemony brett, hint of roastiness. Slithly sweet with a lightly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5569) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear deep reddish darkest brown with average, frothy to creamy, well lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with dry, tannic, red wine notes in the background, minimally tart, bretty overtones. Taste is dark malty with a fruity touch of cherries, dry, minimally tannic, sourish to tart, minimally bretty, hints of red wine in the finish. Slightly unbalanced, too sour for a Stout, dark malt is mostly hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (5159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at CBC, London. It pours a very dark brown almost black colour with a one finger beige head. Aroma is a perfect mix of brett, red wine and dark fruits. Band-aid and port characteristics. Taste is same mix of notes with little bitterness, figs, brett and port wine. Brett and red wine flavours tend to dominate. Mouthfeel is silky with good carbonation. Overall, fantastic beer with lots of complexity and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a light tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is brett, vinous, and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavour is brett, vinous, dark fruits, and a little roasted malt - with a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20914) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a fruity malty spicy bretty woody red wine aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty bretty tart woody red wine flavor. Has a fruity malty woody red wine finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. An almost opaque black beer, with an average sized, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, hint of chocolate/coffee), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horse), with notes of red wine/Brunello, cherries, apple, wood/oak, berries, hint of alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, average/lively carbonation, semi-dry long finish with moderate bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Interesting experiment, with a lot of red wine and almost not stouty at all, almost undefinable style. Suggested.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1845) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is fruity, cellar, sour, vinous, berries, roasted malt. Flavour is vinous, roasted, sour, berries and dry. Presence of brett is rather obvious. What a strange stout. Somewhat low carbonation. This is very close to being a dark sour/wild ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (32218) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, grapes, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, malt, caramel, and fruits, leading to a tart finish.

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