RATINGS: 243   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2714) - 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 (2449) - 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 (892) - 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 (2156) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (3097) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle from Discount. Pours a clear cherry amber color with a quickly dissipating head. Light malty nose with faint cherry. Lightly tart with a second runnings oud bruin kinda feel to it. Easy drinking. Not a lot going on but still OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4564) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Draft at boothill. Aroma of mike tart, berries and malt. Fresh taste of sour berries, mild tart, caramelised malt. Bit watery, but nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
euniceradio (521) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear copper, small white ring head. Aroma of apple, sour grape, pie crust, pear. Taste of same. Mouthfeel is med light. Very little carb.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (4393) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2016
21 Dec 2016, tap at Boulevard. gold, clear, no bubbles. nose is a sweet, caramel sour that makes me think this is a kettle sour. thin body and moderately fizzy. sickly sweet, coppery sour. meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2595) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Kind of generic Sour if that is a thing. Not bad but always not a ton of flavor. Light biscuit body with a sour kick.

2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ghostbeer (188) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Light copper with an incredibly great aroma. Too bad it doesnt quick taste as good as it smells.


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