Telegraph Obscura Vulpine
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
"Vulpine" means "like a fox". Telegraph Obscura Vulpine is a red ale aged in used Syrah barrels, with a color reminiscent of a fox, hence the name. The aroma is a complex blend of oak and cherry esters. Tart, bright flavors dominate; long finish with lingering oak character.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, grass, herbs, stone fruit, and florals. Flavor of citrus, florals, and apricot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. As ’Telegraph Obscura Vulpine’, 5.9%. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Orange brown, hazy, opaque, foamy tan head. Aroma is red berries, red wine, musty, rhubarb. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, smooth. Taste is lime, sherbet, mint leaf, touch grassy, light acidity. Good. (3.8)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42 tasting 7/9/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A dirty hazed reddy amber coloured pour with a sticky halo of beige head. Aroma is sour, funky lacto, caramac bar, spicy apple, sweet malts. Flavour is composed of puckering sour woody, tangy, granny Smith apple, grainy . Seriously sour. Rough round the edges. Palate is super sour, moderate carbonation, tangy, grainy. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Kenworth. Pours unclear ruby with a creamy, off-white head. The nose has lots of acetic bite, ripe berries, lemon. Light sweet flavour with notes of leather, lemon juice, light vinegar, berries, drying wood. Light to medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Acetic finish, somewhat burning, with more lemon, leather, wood. Novel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to the birthday boy. It pours hazy deep red - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is vinous, tangy, balsamic vinegar, red berry skin, funky, vanilla, toasted coconut and fruit pie. The taste is dry, tart, woody, vinous, some acidity, red berry, sherbet, Granny Smith apple, celery and wood with a drying, milky astringent finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. I like elements of, but it is a bit rough and ready.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Kenny, 07/09/16. Lightly hazed amber with a reddish glint, topped with a decent beige head. Nose is tangy dark fruits, vinous, spice, varnish, light vinegar strokes. Taste comprises soured fruits, spice, fruit balsams, vinegar notes, acidic, oaky wood pissoi, stewed fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close, rising acidic bite and a puckering finale. Ok but lacks complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2016
bottle, thin and sharp. Slightly boozy and some vinegar in it. Not very balance and pretty thin. Not a fan of this, this brewery has yet to knock it out of the park..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1285) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Aroma is complex, red wine, oaky, lactic sour, with a bit of funk in the finish. Taste is oaky Woody with a dry tannic finish, has dry cherry, red wine and probably 70/30 lactic to funky sour. Sour maybe 5 of 10 sour. Good amount of sourness. Palate sometimes feels a bit light for how flavorful and complex the beer is, and occasionally feels like it lacks a little balance. But overall a very complex sour red/brown with some great flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2016
375 c&c from Final Gravity. Pours coppery brown with a transient beige head. Aroma of tart cherry and wood. A little acidic. Med body or so. Flavor is tart cherry and wood, and it’s followed by a definite oxidation flavor. I’m betting it’s from a musty barrel. I like oxidation in moderation, but for those who don’t it’s likely to be off putting. Finishing tartly astringent. Cherry might really be other red berry. Quite nice IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with thick beige head and a wine aroma. There is a puckeringly sour brown malt flavor with some cherry and a dry oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Great sour. Cherry and wine, fruity perfection. Reddish color with white head. Had this poured from draft at Telegraph Brewing in Santa Barbara.

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