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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.5
jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of cinnamon, vinegar, brown sugar, acid, cranberry, sour fig and dates. Medium body.

3.4
50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Clear dark amber pour with a white head. Sour cherry / vinegar aromas. Sour lemon and citrus. Bready with boozy notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.8
poisoneddwarf (2710) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
12.7 oz corked and wax-dipped bottle. Aroma is very woody, along with dark overripe fruit, raisins, dusty brett. Pours nearly clear mahogany with a one finger beige head that falls after a minute. Taste is strong in wood, and it does taste quite a bit like a fruitcake; very dry. Taste is mildly sour (2/10 on a sour scale). I like a funky beer; I really should have cellared this at a warmer temp to get that type of character. Dang. Very interesting, though.

3.8
XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle share. Pours a hazy light brown. Aroma of funky yeast, citrus, fig, date. Taste is sweet and tart. High carbonation, long dry finish.

3.4
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a dark mahogany color with no head. The aroma is mildly sour with berries, some caramel and maple syrup. The flavor is over the top with raisin bread, maple syrup and alcohol. Like a rum fruitcake. Mildly acidic in the finish, but not sour at all. A little weird and harsh, but I give them credit for making something unique. I never had a beer that tasted exactly like fruitcake before.

3.4
bytemesis (9619) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear deep purple ruby, small creamy beige head, dissipates fairly slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is light, notes of cherry, oak, whiskey, dark sugars. Flavor is light sweet and quite light tart, a bit of funk and some cardboard. Minimal bitterness, some astringency. Fruity, a bit of cinnamon perhaps. Not a lot going on here, unfortunately. Medium body, fairly strong alcohol burn on the finish.

3.4
cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ home, bro bro bronus of a chill trader. Thanks ! Pours an orangish maroon appearance with a thin off white head. A bit dusty, oaky / whiskey, dark berry aroma. Vanilla and herbal notes. Goopy / caramel / toffee taste with fig and date notes. A bit of berries. Pretty woody, light whiskey. Finishes pretty smooth. Not my favorite but not a bad effort.

3.6
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Catching up from a few days ago. Bottle at Chuck’s -- thanks, Tom! Kind of a weird name to pronounce -- annunciate well, or you’ll disappoint those hoping for "free cake." Clear flattish, light brown. Aroma: dark fruit; candy, syrup. Taste: sweet, some alcohol, sweetened toast in the finish. Raisins, brown sugar, alcohol. Full body, syrupy texture. Don’t really pick up on anything tart in this, though the others did. I’d definitely call this more of a Belgian dark strong.

3.7
OldMrCrow (2447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Bottle shared by Tom at Chuck’s. Pricey stuff, but these guys have the coolest label on the block. Big fruitcake aroma, not all that much sourness to it, strong bourbon vanilla nose without strong booze, which is really nice. This one smells really tasty. And in mostly lives up to the promise. Gently sweet albeit drier than expected given the fruitcake aroma, again not particularly sour, little balsamic, dried fruit, a bit of spice. No heat on the tongue. Yum!

3.8
beastiefan2k (4230) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Shared by Tom at Chuck’s. Color is very dark ruby brown. Aroma is very good and weird. First smells of sour then very woodsy and something very strange... Like maybe fennel or something like that maybe curry. Flavor has a strong cherry lactic character. Don’t take my word for it. Strong sour bounded by the strength. Earthy and woodsy. Strong, a little too strong.


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