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RATINGS: 142   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, itís really one of a kind. At 8.5% ABV, it would probably be most akin to a strong Flanderís 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, heís a demon, we named the beer after a demon. Space Dragon was too grade school.


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4.3
   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7653) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. 2010 vintage, according to Ferris. Last pour from the bottle... Totally hazy, chocolate milky color. Little white head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. moderate sweet taste, light to moderate sour. Some chocolate, light citrus, lemon. Oak, mild spice, some funk. Tasty, interesting stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6226) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Herbal tart malty sweetness. Dirty brown with a decent light brown head. Tart soured malts, berry notes and a bright finish, little malts in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1814) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Amber/Light brown pour, big tan head. Little retention, some lace. Aroma of barrel, funk, dust, toffee, spice. Taste is tart, light balsamic, toffee, barrel, spice. Palate is slick, tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1178) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
750ml bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. Dark fruit slight sour and caramel oak taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3405) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Dark red pour from 22oz bottle from trade. Very sweet and wine like taste, dry finish. Dried cherries and sweet fruity happiness. Not bad. Just getting into sours and this isnít my favorite but it is enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (531) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
750mL bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown body over a massive tan head that showed no sign of depletion. Sticky clumps of lacing on the glass. Sour vinegar nose. The flavor is unexpected: more sour yeast, subtle spices like cinnamon & nutmeg, sour apples, and finished with an indescribable herbal note. Soft carbonation and medium body. Interesting brew to say the least. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4301) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2015
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of sourness, chocolate and darker malts, some light oak, hints of spices and dark fruits. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good dark sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle won from lottery. Poured very dark brown with beige ring. Aroma slight sour funk berry sugar. Light carb med bod but gushed. Taste is pretty berry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6070) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (2014 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark brown cola with foamy light beige head. Smells mildly tart and oaky ith a semi-sweet full Flanders brown backbone. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly fuller-bodied mouthfeel for the style. A bit of the self-described candied sugar as well. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1452) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle, not sure what the exact age of it is but I picked it up as part of Uplandís recent sour release a couple weekends ago. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours very dark brown with some reddish tints. Thereís about an inch tan head that stayed around a long time, and a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart cherries, oak, red grapes, sweet spices and some vinegar. It tastes like tart dark fruit, vinegar, oak, blackberries, earthy spices, and a bit of brown sugar. Itís a tasty, tart and fruity brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth and has a good amount of soft carbonation. I thought this was good, glad I got to try this one!


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