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Upright Sole Composition: Tokay d’ Portland

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Barrel aged it for 13 months. Compare to Hungarian desert wine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Orange amber caramel malty aroma. Thin ring of khaki head. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Spicy, smooth, citrusy zesty lighter carbonation. Bigger yeast character. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Smooth, lighter kind of creamy carbonation. More dry finish. Very interesting sour ale. Nice floral aromas. Just a lightly spicy hot bite. Very tasty, interesting stuff overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared late night RBWG. Pours clear gold with a fine, foamy white head. Nice tangy fruits, bit of licorice, sweet bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy berry finish, a bit of anise, golden raisins. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a nicely hazed orange amber hue. A more dark hazy middle with some brighter hazy orange glow on the edges. Frothy whitish head atop stays as a mellow layer, thicker ring laces ok. Aromas are tart, white grape sweetness, nectar and fruit. Some oak, vanilla and gentle spirit. Touches of lemony tartness, tart white grape, but sweeter, decent oak throws a touch of vanilla. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch lighter with some nice taartness, lemony and a bit yogurty elements quickly meet some white wine, sweeter dessert element, some firmer oak, warmth grows. Some gentle tartness, a bit spritzy, sour grapes and gentle sweetness. Middle stills hits that note, tart and oaky. Backend quickly transforms with warmer spirit, wine and oak. Touches of tart apple, barrel tannins and tartness. A bit warm, but nice sourness overall. A bit bready, tannic and warm as we finish up. Strangely this is very complex and works in a very odd manner. Nice. A bith hot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle at Clockwork’s Dec 8th, 2012 Tasting. Courtesy of Clockwork, I believe? Pours a deep, hazy amber body with white lacing. Aroma is sugary fruits, yeast and malt. Mouthfeel is soft and fluffy with sweet citric fruits, sweet malts, light yeast and light earthiness in the finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Tart fruits, close to citrus, but not quite, some woody and grainy notes, and medium lingering acidity. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7903) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle 25 of 87 shared at tasting at my house. Pours orange with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet candy, citrus, orange creamsicle, yeast and vanilla from wood. Medium body with some alcohol soaked oranges in finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle 25 of 87 at a tasting at James’s place. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft fuzzy yeast on the nose, musk and sweetness. Bright sweetness, candy and lactic acid, light lemon notes. Medium bodied, almost oily texture to it, tart acid and lemon. Sweet wood, candy. Lovely, absolutely lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy grains and spice up front with a backing deep sweet wine note. Flavor is similar with earthy sweet grains and a bit of sweet wine with a hint of backing funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5996) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle number 38/87 thanks to Scott for the tasting! Pour was orange-ish with white head, aroma has notes of sweet honey, tart fruit, slight grape notes, some slight pear, apricot, and other white fruit. Taste was nice and sweet with honey, grape, pear, apricot, some peach, notes of slight funk with a touch of tartness, finishing a bit sweet but fairly dry too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Doodler and company poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, toasted malt, light carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smoth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, carmel, light citrus and light oak with a smooth dry tart oak finish.


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