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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Distinguished by red wax on the 500 ml bottle. Jim Beam barrel fermented Guillemot. Single barrel/not blended. Fermented atop 45 lbs of local tart cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
29th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell 2nd Birthday Bonanza! Bottle thanks to Paige. Almost opaque dark brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Light semi dry palate. Really nice mellow bourbon and sour fruits. Mild dark malts. Semi dry finish with a little spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Courtesy of Ferris, 8.5% ABV
Dark brown color, almost black; small head. Woody and sour aroma, dark malts. Highly carbonated, good dark malts flavor, fruity sourness, balsamic vinegar, very woody and fairly tannic; moderate alcohol perception.
Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at Craft Beer Co. Thanks to Paige. Great cherry flavour. Lovley ridiculously drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London during the CBC 2nd birthday. Thanks, Paige! Pours cloudy red-brown with an off-white froth cap. Leathery fruits in the nose, moderate funky accents. Medium sweet flavor with good tangy fruits, further leather, touches of earth. Lightly acidic with tangy fruits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tangy finish, some sour berries, chewy leather. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12890) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT. I’ll be a bit more concise with my rating [:39]. Almost black in color with a nice tan head. Really complex nose. Tons of cherry, leather, plum, and oak. Smoke, bourbon, and tobacco. A bit of a red wine note, too. Kind of balsamic as well. The flavor is nicely tart and somewhat acetic. Balsamic and red wine vinegars. Oak, bourbon, leather, cherry, and plum. A touch of booze on the finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
50cl bottle at Campground Brewdown. Minimal tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some prune, cocoa, Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, some prune, sour, light Bourbon. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle shared at tasting at my house. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of desert wine, oak, dusty cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, red wine, roasted cherries and lightly funky citrus hops. Whiskey barrel is minimal, which is good and adds some complexity to the brew. Very well crafted. Medium body. Dryish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The nose is a mélange of cherry, oak and red wine. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Tastes a lot like the Guillemot Nebula, but there’s more cherry in the nose and flavor here. Tangy, lightly roasty finish. Bottle provided by landhoney!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of Steve_0. Thanks! Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Rich black cherry, a bit spicy whiskey, light grape, mild caramel/chocolate, somewhat herbal, somewhat spicy aroma. Somewhat tart, rich berry/cherry, chocolate, somewhat woody, whiskey, tangy flavor. Kind of an interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 500mL b1 red wax thanks to a trade on BA. Yes, it is my 6,000th rating. No, it’s not Bud Light Picante or drowland’s purple drank malt liquor. It’s not even CIB Orange Scorpion. What it is though is a culmination of five years on ratebeer that has taken me from being a freshman in college insisting on Stella Artois over Busch Light to a sophomore just discovering German weissbier while backpacking Europe to trying Duck-Rabbit/Cantillon/Stone as a junior at my local bottle shop in Chapel Hill, NC. Then it keeps growing exponentially meeting ratebeerians in person as I moved to Washington DC thanks to Travlr. Ratings go from the hundreds to the thousands. Beers I would never have dreamt of trying like J&J Blauw became commonplace. Now the best of the world was at my fingertips. Everyone that was anyone in the beer world was suddenly accessible and tangible. The best beers on earth were no longer a myth, they were in my glass. What a humbling and fortunate experience for anyone to go from pauper to prince. It is simply an equation of generous friends and wonderful kinship. Alesmith IPA on tap at my wedding along with a champagne toast of Cantillon Iris 2005 and guest list including my best friends from this website should paint a picture for you of how serious I take beer but also how serious I take my friends from this hobby. They are not just friends, they are family. Now that I live in a totally new part of the world, Los Angeles, I already have a close group of friends thanks to this website. Call it pathetic; this is how the modern world works. Skipping the red tape and wasted time to cut straight to the people you have the most in common with. Cheers to my college roommates, cheers to my friends abroad, cheers to my DC tasting group, and cheers to my LA tasting group. This milestone is a testament onto you!

Prunus- it is the more intense version of my only 5.0 rated beer ever after 6,000. The pour here is dark brown with red highlights. Deep oud bruin with a fizzing out tan head. Nose is vanilla from the bourbon barrel, black cherry cola, red wine, mild balsamic, moving as it warms to a gorgeous blackberry cobbler. Moving to room temperature there is cinnamon and cranberry. Pretty much solidifying this as a pure Flemish red sour ale and nowhere near anything related to "saison". The taste is heavy lactic cranberry and raspberry yogurt, huge lime pulp piles on with a margarita like salt and lime mix. Palate is heavy fruit leather, big raspberry tannic, bright fruity acid. Raspberry and dark chocolate come together. This is a definite dark sour, one of the best on earth.

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