RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deriving its name from Edgar Allan Poes classic tale of madness and murder, our newest Smokestack Series release takes a predictably lighthearted approach to the subject of sourness. The subtle acidity of Tell-Tale Tart is answered by a soft, biscuity malt character, making this a sour ale that suggests, rather than announcing its tartness. Beginning with a bracing sharpness at first sip, the ale mellows on the palate to a smooth and faintly lingering finish.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2240) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle - average size foamy head that dissipates quickly, nice dark copper color, good fruity aroma and flavor with just the right amount of tartness to make it refreshing, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2017
The commercial description...I wonder if it was written before the beer was brewed (was this what they were going for) or after the beer came out and they realized that it isnt that strong. Because indeed, there isnt such "bracing sharpness" and it only "suggests, rather than announc[es] its tartness". I found the flavors to be a little thin, too. Fine, drinkable, just not worth spending a lot for. (on tap at the Groveland Tap, St. Paul...on happy hour).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12401) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2017
Shared by Cristen along the gulf coast of FL, thanks. Pam and Gary may not have had this, but I enjoyed it. 12oz bottle-tight foamy offwhite-gold/amber. A-tart fruity, lt malt. T-tart peach/fruity, lt malt. Easy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2017
Sporo karmelowych akcentw, wyraźna słodowość. Delikatnie kwaśne, cytrynowe. Za ciężkie. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (1148) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 12, 2017
Bottle, pretty amber beer, fizzy cream colored head disappears fast. Aroma is slightly sour malt and hint of black pepper. Taste is malt and light lemon, and a touch of black pepper. Palate is light, carbonation moderate. This is a really nice beer, with great balance, and a refreshment quotient thats off the charts. I need this in my fridge this summer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Pours an amber color with a sour dry fruit aroma. Taste is sour dried fruit with a biscuit malt finish. Cherries and tart in the beer throughout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2868) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of biscuit, sour lemon. Flavor is burnt caramel, light lemon rind, toast, copper. Hmmm...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2495) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2017
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is overripe grapes, lemon rind. Pours hazy orange with a collapsing beige head. Taste is lightly tart with flavors of berry jam, toast, grain, blood. Not too bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfontana (935) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle pour. Appearance is hazy light brown (like iced tea) with attractive sparkle, finger-width white fizzy head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is strong caramel malts, fruit, slight tart. Taste is as advertised with initial strong tartness then mixing with sweet caramel and biscuit malts. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation and finish of sweet caramel and sour fruit mix. Overall, I like that it isnt a sour bomb but wish there was more of a hop presence as the contrast from the sour to the sweet malts is a bit much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2183) - Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2017
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy orange with a small light tan head that reduces to a collar fairly quickly. Aroma is salty, faint cherry that becomes more prominent as it sits, medium malt. The taste is cherries, lightly tart like the label says, that interesting saltiness that was in the aroma isnt in the taste as much, Simple easy drinking sour.


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