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Upright Sole Composition: Barrel-Aged Six

Upright Sole Composition: Barrel-Aged Six
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Formerly brewed at Upright Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Portland, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   ABV: -
Six matured in Big Bottom port finished whiskey barrels. 59 bottles released November 11, 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft 10 oz pour at Upright. Cool to see this gem on tap. Guess I’ll have to work with their hours a little more and get here more often. This is good stuff. Very interesting floral aroma that mocks no other beer. A bit on the soapy side, but not in a bad way. Not a fantastic brew, but bonus points for prime uniqueness. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours deep brown with red hues and off white head. Aroma is minty, dark fruit, figs, tobacco, leathery, lots of pine. Taste is extreme piney, med bodied, crisp, light tart. Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark amber color, tan head, bands of lace. Aroma of caramel malt. Taste is sweet malt that grows into a fizzy swallow, turning from that to minimal hops for balance. Straight-forward, a solid balanced sweet brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1241) - 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 (6153) - 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 (988) - 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 (14411) - 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 (6976) - 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 (3202) - 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 (6944) - 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.

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