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The Rare Barrel Hope in the Darkness


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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Dark sour beer aged in oak w/cacao nibs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
An odd pair that actually goes well together. Aroma of sour, citrus, lemongrass, and cocoa. Taste of tartness, barnyard, fig, and cocoa. Overall a decent sour. Better than I was expecting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pitch black but red hues. Creamy was. Fades fast. Nose is faint. I get dates and vanilla. Very interesting. There’s nothing overwhelming up front. Not much vinegar. The finish is vanilla and wood and it lingers for a while. Maybe some popcorn at the finish. Tropical fruits in the middle. Enamel stripping mouthfeel. It’s not bad but is not something is order again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Dark brownish amber in color... Aroma of cocoa, earth... Flavor is tart dark fruits, cocoa, Cabernet... Solid sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Hope in the Darkness... On tap at Rare Barrel. Aroma and flavor of sour chocolate, not a huge fan. Well done, but not a fan. Fair beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at the Rare Barrel in Berkeley. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Has a slight smell of cocao.. Slight sour flavor with a hint of cacao. Solid brew.

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