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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Stout fermented 100% with brett and aged 6 months in Brunello Barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juanenka (258) - valladolid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2013
Botella. Presencia negra con corona beige poco persistente. Aroma a maltas tostadas, tartarico, vino. En boca entra torrefacta y rŠpido pasa a sequedad de madera y ligera acidez. Final seco y acido

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Very dark brown, pretty murky, with a light brown head that laces sparingly. aroma is distinctly bretty with rich roast and light sour cherries. The palate delivers funky sour edges to a solid lovely stout base. Really tasty. as an aside, I find it interesting that at 8.5% this beer is listed as a stout, whereas the Fort Garry Kona Imperial stout weighs in at a whimpy 6.5% yet is designated "imperial". Not that it matters, but it seems pretty arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
From the bottle, at RBAG 2013 in Medicine Hat. Pours out a dark brown-red. Thin ring of foam in the glass and good looking spotty lacing left behind. Nose has dark caramel, chocolate and some sourness. In the mouth some dark malt/chocolate comes out, red wine, sourness. Cocoa and roast and earth in the finish with some toasty notes, a bit of liquorice. Interesting concept and quite well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6208) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT1: Medium to bigger brown creamy brown foamy head on top of a brownn to black colored beer. Aromas of brett and roast with a liquorice tint. Very nice. Flavours of brett, fruit, light roasty, delicious! Aftertaste is yeasty , dry fruity, light floral, bitter and yeasy. Low carbo, watery creamy mouthfeel,,medium to fulller bodied and a creamy watery texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5581) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT1. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells sourish, dusty, red fruits, roasty. Tastes sour, red fruits, blueberry, roasty, coffee. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Pours black with a short white head and 2mm of lingering lacing. Big brett, zest, plum and grape aroma. Taste is big dark fruits, nice sourness and lots of red wine vinous flavours: plum, grapes and black currant. Lingering sourness, light bitterness. Very refreshing for a dark beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (3336) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 Pours a deep black with no sediments or anything, just pure black. Aroma is really fun with more wine than anything but you can still feel a bit of the stout character if you try really hard. Head retention is not that good and it leaves some lacing but nothing impressive. Taste is dry, sour and a little bitter. You can sense some sweetness but nothing distracting and also a little roasted malt. Closest I can think of right now in terms of a similar experience would be a really nice Flanders red but with a little roasted malt mixed in. Tart and vinous, this feel a lot different than most sour stouts I have had to date. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Well fuck me. This is a pretty special beer.

Pours and looks like a porter. Smells like a sour. Has the alcohol of an imperial stout. Tastes like a 50% imperial stout 50% Russian River Consecration mix. Pretty amazing.

Pours a jet black with a brown head. Aromas of tart fruit, chocolate bars, twangy berries. Taste is similar - but with way more chocolate. Still, not sweet at all. Pretty sour with a nice puckering finish. This was an amazing experience. O fo sho!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
If this one wasnít super premium priced Iíd be buying a bit of this one. Pours dark brown that is a bit reddish with a soapy tan head. The aroma has cocoa, roasty malt, lots of red wine barrel aspects, quite vineous, spice, cream and ice cream malt. It has a medium / full body that still has a crisp feel with light sharp carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts with well blended flavors of roasted malt, red win and buggy Belgian yeast. Quite beautiful how they meld. There is also some light oak and spice. Beautiful wine traits on the finish that shows mineral earthiness and dark berry fruits. There is also beer aspects of dark caramel and bugginess from the brett. Excellent foreign stout, quite possibly the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
50cl bottle at Probus Wines, Dublin. Near-black pour with thin tan head and plenty of lacing. The aroma gives a huge hit of Brett - funky and pungent - as well as some hints of roasted malt and light vinous notes. Taste is again dominated by the Brett - plenty of tart, almost-cheesy fruitiness. Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate emerge from under the heavy blanket of wild yeastiness, as does a tiny bit of tannic red wine flavour. Surprisingly light bodied and easy drinking. Iím a big Brett fan, so I enjoyed this and didnít mind that the yeast dominated. Iíve got another bottle that Iíve stored in better conditions than this one was, so Iíll crack that open soon and rerate - hopefully itíll give more of the red wine barrel.

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