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The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Shadows of Their Eyes is a dark sour beer fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria and aged in oak barrels. Aromas of chocolate complement the dark fruit notes in this assertively sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
22 oz. bottle shared by jckp64 - thanks again, John! Pours a clear, deep amber color with a tiny khaki ring for a head. Notes of sour cherries, oak, apple liqueur, toasted sugar, red wine vinegar, and chocolate. Light-bodied, with a tart, acetic mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Assertively sour, indeed. It didn’t stand up to the other Rare Barrel offering of the evening, but it’s good in its own right without being terribly complex or approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
November 5, 2015. Bottle, shared by Henrik och Carl
Clear reddish brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is red wine vinegar, oak, hints of toffee, some dark berries, Taste is light sweet, sour, slight acetuc. Finish is dry, sour with red wine inegar, oak, light sweet berries and hints of toffee. Light bodied, dry but smooth, soft carbonation.
Alright, lacks dept and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Henrik and Carl. Pours tiny hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that leaves a small trace in the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and tiny fruity with bread, caramel, raspberries, blackberries, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, grape juice and moist hay. Taste is sour, malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with bread, caramel, crispbread, lemon juice, raspberries, balsamic vinegar, hay and lemon zest. But acetic but overall a solid sour brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of vinous, oak, berries, cocoa, and yogurt. Flavor of cherry, vinous, balsamic, raspberries, lacto, chocolate, and brett with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle sample. Deep maroon color, off tan head. Aroma of dusty overripe berries, subtle cocoa. Taste is dusty, peppery plums and berries. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Shad, great tartness and sourness. Lots of vanilla and sweetness from the barrel. Unfortunately the body is thin which hurts it quite a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bg80 (61) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
From bottle. Could be more crisply sour if not for the somewhat cloying sweetness underlying the palate. Prominent dark grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap at Apex, post CBC. A: Dark red color that’s near to purple, and an off-white head. N: Cherry, balsamic vinegar, acetone, leather, cabernet wine grape, oak, hint of olive, some tobacco leave, currant and maybe some fig. T: Quite tart; light background sweetness. M: Medium body, sharp carbonation, alcohol is hidden. O: A complex goodie from Rare Barrel. Superior to Cascade’s offerings, such as Sang Noir or Sang Royale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1519) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap at Apex in Portland. Pours dark brown with red hues. Aroma of wood, oak, vanilla, dark beries. Taste is rich flavor, light sour, flavorful throughout with a great finish. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5267) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with tan. Sour aromas, fruit, Brett and dark tones. Chocolate, fruit, sour flavors.

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