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Upright Sole Composition: Barrel-Aged Six

Upright Sole Composition: Barrel-Aged Six
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   ABV: -
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Six matured in Big Bottom port finished whiskey barrels. 59 bottles released November 11, 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750ml capped. Darker brown with loose off white head. Tart, raisins, bourbon notes, red wine, slight brown sugar, plum, slight tobacco, bits of cherry. Tart cherry, cola, red wine, some vanilla from mostly bourbon, bits of tobacco and brown sugar. Body is somewhat thin, but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Sweet but tangy jammy notes on the nose, darker fruit, definite sweet whiskey barrel nose. Brown sugar and vanilla. Auburn pour, thin off white head sheets of soft lace. Flavors of mild tangy darker fruit sweeter whiskey barrel notes, brown sugar vanilla and wood. Moderate carbonation, lingering woody notes, jammy port. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (962) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse. Pours a very dark reddish brown, slight tan head. Aroma is stunningly rich, red wine, port, boozy, roasty notes, candi sugar. Awesome! Body is lively, finish is by turns woody, sweet, vinous and bourbon. Brandy, too. Somewhat surprised to get very little if any of the nutty bitterness of Six, which would be my one caveat to an otherwise excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy dark orangey amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out notes of port liqueur, whiskey, a little caramel malt and some rye still present. Flavour brings out a combination of whiskey and port barrel notes upfront, along with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. Not really much presence of the rye, except for the slightly thicker body. Very full-bodied, almost chewy, with great use of the barrels. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Clear red pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee and a bit of tartness. Malty and caramelly flavor with some fruit and a bit of tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle 57 of 59 shared by Puddintane at Muckfest III...thanks Dave! - Pours rosy copper with a ring of white head. Plums on the nose, some honeyed malt, and a little warmth. Taste is honey bread malt, dark fruit, and pasty yeast. Slick and full-bodied, with next to no carbonation. Pretty decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richer copper reddish hue, gentle kiss of haze with some deep glowing hues. A touch frothy, offwhite head with a mellow ring, laces small. Aromas are touches of sour cherries and raspberries. Gentle red wine elements, oak, some tart to sour lactic presence, gentle brett. Kiss of vanilla, with red fruit, red wine. Really striking. Initial is a bit different, more tame with some red wine elements, gentle tannins and oak, smoothed out vanilla. Some firm red fruit, berry and cherry, some gentle red wine, berry, touches of toasty malts, kiss of toffee, and biscuits. Mellow lactic presence. Subtle with some richer berry, some red wine. Subtle, a bit thin. Solid. Aromas and appearance are great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy amber with an off-white head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma has a very strong port note wit a bit of underlying earth grains and funk. Flavor is barrel forward as well with some underlying tartness, earthy grains and a hint of funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at a recent Upright Sole Composition tasting. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Bottle 27/59. Pours a somewhat-cloudy amber-tawny color with a small off-white head that eventually fall to a thin cap, leaving behind a bit of spotty lacing. The nose carried a bit of brown sugar and toffee with some light yeast in the background. Some dark fruit and earth character with just a touch of tobacco. The barrel character came through with mostly bourbon, though there was a bit of port in the background. Some raisin there as well. Long duration with a very light acidity and a touch of bitterness. Medium body with light carbonation and a semi-dry finish. The barrel character was quite nice in this one and I really liked the finish, though I could have gone for a bit more port character. All in all, a nice and interesting beer that is worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle number 58/59 at a tasting at James’ place courtesy of fbm115, thanks Steve. Pours a clear ruby and garnet color with a thin white head. Whisky and wine on the nose, grapes and toasted wood. The wood is very nice. Soft musk, very clean and cool. Medium bodied, barrel definitely coming through here, port and whiskey show up, playing nicely with the saison notes. Light sourness, not overly sour, but remarkably interesting and new. Very cool.

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