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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Wood aged Pale Quadruppel. Imagine a blend of Scaldis and Cantillon Pure Kriek. Forget it, there is nothing like it (yet). Vlad is shocking to your sour beer senses and taste buds, which do not understand that such a balanced delicate sour beer can be so drinkable and appeal to so many people while being extreme. But dont forget, it will still open a can of 10.6% whoop-ass on your ass after all the pomp & circumstance of what an amazing beer it is subsides.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2690) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2011
Trying to catch up on old notes. Gold amber with head. Tarty peachy fruity aroma. Fruity sweet tart peach dry tart farmy barn. Soft effervescent palate. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of off-white creamy/frothy head with average retention and good amount of lacing. 3.5 S: The aroma is much more reserved than the Plague, but the barrel aging works much better. The bourbon is very light and barely noticeable. However, the wine contributes much more strength, lending a pleasant vinous character to the beer. Musky funkiness with a moderate lactic component. Not as fruity as Id expect given the blend, but there is some peach and apple aroma. Just a touch of spiciness with clove and black pepper. 3.5 T: Just like the Plague, the bourbon and wine components dont mesh well. Take note: leathery and vinous flavors cannot coexist in harmony. Moderately sour with a healthy tangy lactic acid component. Lots more fruitiness than in the nose. Foremost, cherries are detected, followed by lemon, green apple, red apple, and peach. Leathery bourbon contributes a touch of melon. Moderate tannic astringency, oak, and vanilla. Super complex and fairly tasty, but would be much better without the bourbon barrel contributions. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, which is nice considering the Plague gushed on me. Could be creamier, but it feels appropriate for what it is. Lightly astringent aftertaste. 4.0 D: Pretty good, though trying to do too much worked against this beer. I dont think bourbon barrels should have anything to do with sours (though sour Abyss wasnt too bad). Anyway, decent taste that gets better as you progress through the bottle. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-29-2011 23:43:55

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
Thanks to Todd for sharing. Darker pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is lactic with hints of toffee and dark fruit. Light vinegar with big malty hints. A little astringent. Weird marriage between blends

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
oobawa (795) - Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2011
Got to admit, this beer suffers from the greatness that was the previous bottle, Ithacas Le Bleu. But theres an unpleasant sweetness that emerges as this beer warms, one that proves cloying and almost artificial. Heres what I mean: you know how those shitty fake liquor drinks in bottles have that weird, saccharine alcohol flavor? The combination of bourbon barrel and wine barrel aging produce this effect. The sweetness of the bourbon smashes up against the bitter oak of the wine, resulting in, well, ickyness. So I advise you to either drink this beer very quickly, or devise some sort of liquid nitrogen-injected tulip glass chiller and breadmaker so your beer stays nice and cold.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle thanks to Todd, shared at a Carolina Crew gathering... the first of many, many beers. Pours bright amber with a moderate head. Starts with a wine barrel-like sourness but hits with a bourbon-y sweetness at the end. I love how it starts, but feel let down by the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011
Bottle given as extra by MaxxDaddy and one shared by Paps, thanks a lot guys! :) It pours a hazy dark amber colour with a white head. A sour aroma hits the nose with notes of berries, wood, caramel and citrus. Flavour is a bit sharp and acidic with notes of dry grape, cherries and some other berries, caramel, wood and a hint of dark fruit. Finishes with a dry-bitter grape and wood after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Fairly clear golden yellow with a bronze hue in the glass. Steady and lively carbonation. Aroma is musty oak, medium-grade sour, and grape. Wow - big taste in the mouth with chewy sour/tart grape up front giving way to light bourbon and clean oak before finishing out with prickly sour/alcohol notes through the finish. Mouth feel starts out light with the carbonation but then the heavy sour and follow-up alcohol notes really coat your mouth. Bit heavy handed and rough but quite enjoyable for such a high ABV sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 2, 2011
Botella. Hazy orange look. Pleasant sour fruity sweet aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity sweet and sour with some wood. Good brew indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4478) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
29-MAR-2011, bottle @Paps tasting. Amber, fine beige head. Nose is sour. Sour cherries, Tart, but just enough. Strange brew. Light in color but turbo on taste. Really complex and lovely.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sean...Pours a murky light orange, clear. An off white head that is gone fast, not much see here...Aroma is very lactic with notes of vinegar, wood, spicy, apples...The taste is ok nothing special, very acidic more vinegar present. Not enough sweetness to balance this out. Better than the Burbonic but nothing special


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