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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle at bateau de nuit. Opaque black pour with thin whitish head. Aroma os really winey, intense vanilla notes, french oak, very nice. Taste is winey, some chocolate notes, roasted malt, toasty. Palate is dry, of anything slightly tannic. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4543) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
Brown colour, firm beige head. Aroma of brett, caramel, berries, roasted malts and a hint of liquorice. Light sweet, light sour flavour, red berries and cocoa. Light sour finish, malts, cacao, bret and red wine.
(From 50cL bottle @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I. Thanks for sharing, Countbeer!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23730) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled at PBF. Near black, small beige head. Tart vinous nose qwith some slight licorice shining through. Medium-full bodied with rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Intense vinous woosy flavours. Lightly acetic with notwe of coffee. Dominated by the barrel flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of funk, roasted malt, grains, raisins and sour berries. Flavor is sweet and sour with some funk, oak, grains, chocolate and lemon. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3257) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
500ml bottle, black color, with a frothy pillowy tan head, with a nice earthy funky bretty, yeasty, fruity woody red wine tannin nose, with some mild musty red grape, berry, black coffee, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt accents, with a dusty, chocolate chip cookie dough, burnt toast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty funky, bretty, winey woody tannin, iron, musty red berry, black, roasted, chocolate, toasted malty character, with some dark bitter chocolate baking bar, black coffee, burnt toast flavours, with a molasses, licorice undertone, leading towards a warming, yeasty, bretyy, funky, wood tannin wineyness, musty berry fruitiness, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Keg at FanÝ Meet the Brewer, King William IV. It pours very dark brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is sticky dark fruit (cherry, plum, blackcurrant and such like), roasted malt, some tanginess, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is tangy dark fruit; plum, raisin, grape, cherry, port/vinous, light sourness, roasted malt, coffee, charcoal, touch of balsamic vinegar and salted liquorice, with some alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Good balance, interesting and pretty damn flavoursome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at King William IV, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Big sour nose, some dark berries and dark malts. Medium sweet flavor, moderately tart with faint roast, some brett bite. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more tart berries, restrained roasted malts, definite brett tang, some dark grapes. Great stuff. The brett adds a distinctive freshness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pour is clear black with frothy one-finger beige head. Aroma: Brett, redwine, wood, belgian fruit yeast esters and tobacco. Taste is delicate and slightly complex mix of red wine, wood, mildly sour. astringent, burnt malt . Light body, but velvetly soft. Finishes dry, crisp and slightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Black with beige head. Aroma of brett, red wine, wood, mild cigar notes in the background. Taste is mild sour, soft and dry with notes of red wine and horsestaple (I'm a country boy!). Ends crisp but warm with a light roasted taste. Soft carbonation. Damn nice.

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