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The Rare Barrel On the Shoulders of Giants

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This collaboration is a dark sour beer aged in oak barrels with sour cherries. 50% of this beer is a black Brett bruxellensis beer (which was also usend in Ensorcelled, our dark sour with raspberries) and the other 50% is from batch #2, a golden sour fermented with Brett lambicus and Lactobacillus debrueckii. This beer is assertively sour and decadent, with notes of dark chocolate and cherries. Collaboration with Pete’s Wicked Ales founder Pete Slosberg.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5493) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Poured a dark ruby red, brown color with a small white head. Aroma was heavy cherry, some balasamic vinegar, oak, some woody vanilla notes. Flavor was some funky raspberries, tart cherry. Malt. Very tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Dark amber with sediment, beige head. Aromas of light oak, cherries. Tastes of cherries, dark fruit, vinegar. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear maroon brown color. Aroma of sourdough brownies. Taste is softly sour cocoa. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2555) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Nose is slightly sweaty. Light fruitiness. Dark red pour. Taste us mustn’t sour. Not much fruitiness. Sourness is moderate to high with s little chest burn. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4287) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish hazel, small head, moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit smoky, cherries, oak, chocolate. Flavor is light tart, fruity, cherry, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium body. Pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (488) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Dark yet translucent, no foam. Aroma is slight but notes of chocolate cherry cake. Awesome flavor, cherry forward, very tingly and assertive, dries the mouth, bit of funk, woody in the finish. Very solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to William. Pours a muddy brown with no head. The aroma is strong cherry skin and oak. Thin mouth with strong oak tannin, cherry skin, nice sourness, very impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Medium-dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is cherries, chocolate, sour plum. Medium bodied, tart on the palate with a tart fruity finish. Taste is sour cherries, red currants, malt vinegar. Tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle - Tart, toast and cherry. Dirty dark brown with a small beige head. Tart cherry and dark malts with a long tart finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1946) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a white head..Nose is tart, cherries, spice, oak, berries..Taste is cherries, oak, tart, nice lactic...


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