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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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An ever-changing small batch blend that uses a farmhouse brown ale base with any number of herbs or spices carefully chosen by our brewers to make a wine-like and complex beer unlike any other. It’s barrel-aged for roughly one year and every vintage is different. Cellar for two to four years, depending on vintage.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (4958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle - Orange and spicy. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Slightly sour and spicy with orange and light malts. I am not a huge fan, to spicy and maybe better with the age they recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle on RBWG hardcore bus. Pours dirty brown. Nose and taste of cinnamon/pumpkin spices, toffee, oak and very mild red wine acidity. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus tour. Pours is a burnt gold. Aroma has a surprising amount of toffee, moderate oak notes, some red table wine. Flavor is wood heavy, slight ethanol hotness, with decent vinegar punch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1232) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pour dark brown Nose sour and tart fruit. Some grape. Tastes similar to noise but sweeter. Late palate mild sour. Light finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Bottle shared by Mister Quig, pours reddish brown color with medium head and lace. Smells boozy with Captain Morgan, brett, sugar, sour brown, and raisin. Light to medium in body. Kind of like a sour imperial brown. Weird

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, horse blanket, vinous, wood, and fruit. Flavor of brett, citrus, wood, yeast, caramel, and vinous with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle, shared by jack (thanks bro!). Batch 3, I think. Pours a cloudy mohagany with a medium sized off white head. Flavor is spicey and funky. Really interesting funky brown-nutty, funk, lots of barrel. Delish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1939) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods Roosevelt.

Pours cloudy brown like unfiltered cider. Chardonnay and mulled citer aroma. Sweet-and-(a bit)-sour, in Jolly Pumpkin territory without the great JP house character. Nutty, peppery, plenty of oak. Notable heat. I was really looking forward to this one, but now I’m just trying to figure out what to do with 750 ml of it.

Addendum: Most of went down the drain, and I feel stupid for spending 14 bucks on this one.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. A: Latent swirling head. Brackish brown color that’s rather unattractive. N: Heavy pie cherry, lacto, some marionberry, oak, cocoa, and caramel. Nutmeg and cinnamon. All over the place and not in a tasty, complex way. T: Pepper spiciness, caramel sweetness. Slight sourness. Pretty nasty. M: Medium mouthfeel. Somewhat sticky. OK O: Honestly, this is terrible. Going to dump the bottle and find something better. It’s like an infected barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared at the Collected Works tasting. Brown ale base is very clear - chocolatey bready malts, tending toward cocoa at times, with a winey acidity, a bit of vinegar, and cola.


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