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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 334   ABV: 11.12%
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Our specialty ale brewed without hops and aged in brandy barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Amber pour, light head. Boozy up front, vinegar, alcohol, yeasty funk. Too much booze in this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of vinegar, figs, wood, dough, balsamic. Taste is sweet with a heavy sourness cutting through it, a medicinal. Overall, okay.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2015
why oh why do they make these beers so strong, it ruins them. This would’ve been world class at 5-6% but now its just a boozey-brand mess. Too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor is pure balsamic vinegar, with a touch of brandy. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2463) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Orange hued golden with light frothy white foam. Aromas of old books, wet oak, vinous, touch of acetone, rose. Body is light medium in weight, slightly oily feel. Touch of alcohol pepper in the finish. Not quite coming together for me but respect here on a beer with a lot of seemingly disparate edges fighting for some kind of order and harmony. I let this warm up to see if it got any better and the discordance seemed to get worse. I want to see this succeed. It’s a charmer, just not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour with tan head. Tart fruit, oak, wine and brandy aromas. Full tart, dry, wine, brandy and oak tones.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1268) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with creamy white head. Aroma is lemon, earthy, grape, sweat, wood. Mouthfeel is great with light body and nice carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and spicy/funk in the finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12138) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange white head- nose and taste of oak, brandy, sour funk and citrus- med body

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, bright golden pour with a foamy off-white cap. Chunky & volatile. Lots of brettanomyces in both aroma & flavor. Tart lemon zest, old pineapple, tons of sweaty barn funk. More spicy yeast in the flavor; bready, notes of wood, cobweb, pineapple rind, & a boozy, almost wine-like finish... Maybe from the brandy? Light grassiness with a white pepper & semi-phenolic aftertaste. Super carbonated, probably a bit overboard. Lofty, prickly. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a medium copper color with a touch of haze and two fingers of white foam. Lots of complexity duality and harmony happening in this beer. Rustic malts with honey sweetness, tart vinous acidity and round grapey brandy booze. Citrus punch plays nicely with the overall boozy stonefruit and doughy background malts.


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