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Itís tough to describe the breakdown of it but we basically kept blending it into one of our smaller 10 barrel fermentors that we kept... until we liked how it tasted. But I would guess itís probably around 30% barrel aged Sue, 65% sour Sue, and we did blend a little fresh Sue in (5%) to round out the aroma.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared by TURDFERGUSON.Pours dark, pretty much black. Tan head. Aroma shows roasted malt, tobacco, chocolate and a hint of the cherry tartness it contains. More tart cherry and ash added in the taste. Dry palate.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a dark nutty brown with some amber/copper/purple hues around the edges. Thin tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Aromas are unique to say the least. A sharp berry tartness with wafts of charcoal and lighter fluid. Hints of smoke and an earthy nuttiness follow. Taste is very sharp tartness upfront immediately followed by stale cigar smoke, charcoal, some kind of vegetable stew? I donít even know where to go here. This is pretty messy. Almost seems like it was an infected batch of Sue that was salvaged as a "barrel project"...but I may be assuming to much. Whatever the thought was, it didnít really work. My throat burns.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Black pour with a rocky khaki head. Nose is light smoke, sour, tart, wood, and light bourbon. Lively on the palate, slightly sour, tart, acidic, wood, and light smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3023) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle traded in Nashville a few years ago. Dark pour with a big brown head and just a touch of lacing. Lots smoke in the aroma plus dark fruit and sour cherries. The flavor mirrors the aroma with espresso-like bitterness in the finish. Lots going on here. Maybe a little disjointed but still good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
In short: A dark ale that is just a jumbled mess of stuff. Beyond chaotic.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed with some age on itÖ one year old? Bottle sent to me by grownfool, thanks Brian.
The look: Very dark burgundy (almost black) topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is all over the place, highly phenolic, smoke, dark fruits, wood coal, tart cherries, cassis liqueur, maybe some bourbon, other stuffÖ In mouth the beer feels thick-juicy (a bit slimy) with an abundant carbonation. The disturbingly high quantity of phenols from the aroma didnít bother so much when sipping on it. A cluster-fuck mess of flavors, a smoked porter, juice from ripe dark grapes, cigarette ashes, tart dark cherries, acetic acid, other stuff... This really tasted like a classic early-morning beer, when only a few drunks remain standing up and we mix all the remaining almost empty unrelated bottles to create the ultimate beer-mess because weíre too drunk to care anyway. A lame mess, but Iím not expecting good beers from Tennessee, this state is known for producing the worst country music (the worst kind of bad music) as well as the best country music (the worst kind of good music).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from a trade with Rustyham. Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of smoke and sour cherries with some oak. Smokey flavor with some tart cherry and oak. Slightly earthy. Medium body with average carbonation. A strange combination of flavors that works well for me. I really liked this one. Thanks Nick!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Bottle. Pours just about pitch black with a huge tan head. Interesting aroma of chocolate, coffee, cherries, smoke, caramel, a little bourbon, and light acidity. Taste is a clusterf*ck, tough to tell what flavor stands out the most, but itís probably the smoke. A lot of roasted malt flavors with a good amount of sour mixed in. This tastes like something one would concoct from leftovers at a jtclockwork tasting. Medium-full bodied, well carbonated. Not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with garnet hues and a thin espresso head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry and light tartness. Taste is smokey and lightly tart. Medium bodied and oily. Pretty good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours with a black hue and a small tan head. Aromas are of honey, floral, estery, lightly chemically, ethyl acetate, alcohol and leather. Flavors are of playdough, leather, sour, tart, earthy, lightly roasty. Medium vinous, light barrel character, medium carbonation, dry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: November 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: tart roasted aroma, dark chocolate, light spicyness, fusel, fruity apple
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark chocolate, plenty of sourness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle @ Crooked Stave Reserve Society bottle share, courtesy of joshclauss. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a pretty small, brown head. Tart, acetic fruity, woody, light chocolate aroma. Mild vinegar, dark chocolate, cherry/raspberry, light smoky, kind of burnt flavor. Ok.


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