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The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes

The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (730) - Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
From a tap at the brewery.The pour is a dark red with minimum white head . There’s a currant and chocolate with a foremost a sour taste .The texture is slick with a light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Reddish brown colored pour with a beige head. Balsamic, sour notes, Lacto, cherries, almost a chocolate/coffee note. Nice!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (361) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Growler and on tap at rare barrel. Deep reddish brown color. Tart fruity aroma, lactic. Palate is lightly sweet with some drier notes. Tart cherry, oak, funk, mineral, charred wood. Excellent beer, on par with the Russian river beers in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Tap at the brewery..Pour is dark redish brown with a thin off head..Nose is nice funk, dark soured fruit, berries, old forage, caramels, musty..Taste is nice tartness, funky berries, dark fruits and caramels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On draft at the brewery. It pours very dark red with an off white head. The aroma is black currant, cherry and dark malts with a touch of oak. The flavor is very sour with cherries, grape skin and some mild vinegar, but not as much as most of their other beers. My favorite of the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
From tap at The Monks Kettle during "United Sours of America" (my first one from this brewery) Clear dark reddish/brown with a small head. Sour and fairly vinous aroma and taste of oak, berries and brett. Refreshing and with a soft body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2106) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Burgundy red. Minimal head. Nose is beets, root and balsamic vinegar. Cherries and blue cheese. Very acidic. Fruity like dark fruits, oak and melons. Just so much vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (784) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Growler. Pours a brown with an amber color. Slightly sour, with oak and caramel flavoring. Well balanced on that palate. Sweet!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9950) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap @ The Rare Barrel. Cola colored pour with a khaki head. Caramel, blue cheese, and chocolate on the nose. Lots of balsamic notes, cherry cola, oak, and sweet caramel. Good sweetness to the flavor; plenty of cherry cola, chocolate, and caramel. Sour vinegar notes. A light funk of blue cheese as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1436) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the Rare Barrel tasting room. Clear burgundy pour. Heavy on the red wine vinegar with notes of cherry skins. Slightly watery, light bodied, and again extremely acetic.

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