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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Thursday hallmarked our first bottling of another type of long aged oak beer with a variety of microorganisms in play . The beer is still hard for any of us to really define, it’s really one of a kind. At 8.5% ABV, it would probably be most akin to a strong Flander’s Brown. A spice blend was involved as well as some dark Belgian Candi Sugar during the kettle boil. That part we controlled. The rest was up to Brettanomyces, Lactic Acid Bacteria, and whatever else decided to visit the fermentation as we left each barrel open to air for an intentional short period of time. As to the name, he’s a demon, we named the beer after a demon. Space Dragon was too grade school.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours dark amber with a frothy white head. Good and sour, dark berries, light vinegar. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured cloudy brownish with a khaki head. Dark fruits with a sharp lactic sourness. Critter got all over this beast. Some funk with strong wood notes from complexity. Also dark malted sugars too to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle I believe from a forgotten good store. Above average mouthfeel. Darker colour than the style.Bretty. Coca cola,nutmeg, pepper, mint, and we need more of that than the sourness. Bubbly head. Cross saison/mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared by a generous soul at PaulUnwin’s sour tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-tan head. Nose is sweet malt, some funk, some big tartness, and some vinegar. Flavor follows: nice malt character, some funky sweetness, some vinegar, and some earthy brett. Medium to full in body and interesting overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (963) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Smells of oak, must. Taste is mild barrel and tart, a bit funky. Overall not very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark amber colour with a light brown head. Tart aromas of citrus. Interesting flavours of sour fruits and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2052) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a muddy brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of weird malts. Taste is strange. Still and weird. Something weird. Nothing good. Just off ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2637) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is a hazy, dark orange, bordering on brown. The aroma consists of cherries soaked in alcohol, as well as a lightly dank and sour quality. Dark ale, yeast, cherries, subtle alcohol comprise the flavor profile. The feel is medium bodied with a solid carbonation level. Overall, a pretty decent sour. I’d have it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-09-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle dated 12 July 2010, shared by badnewsbeers. Murky cola-brown body, thin to medium cream head with sediment. Funky vinaigrette nose with brown sugar, vinegar, and berries; sour. Lots of wet socks/bile/stomach acid in the body, also berries and dust. Sulfuric and a bit "off," borderline unpleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Served from a 750 mL bottle thanks to awiseman01. The Feb 2010 version. The appearance is a cloudy cider brown with a good dirty white head. Tons of earthy barnyard tones in the salivating nose. Hints of bourbon, oak, and butterscotch as well. The flavors are woody/grainy sour flavors with some sweet edge to balance things nicely. Brown sugar, herbal leaves and weeds. Fantastic beer for sure. Big thanks to Andy for this one!

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