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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 23, 2014
375ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into tulip. Beer is clear dark amber with a tall khaki head that quickly collapses to nothing. Aroma is citrus, oak, spice, dried fruit, and brett funk. Taste is tart/sweet citrus and dried fruit, woody/nutty bitterness, and just a touch of bourbon heat. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a long drying, warming finish.


3.7
Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
This has bright tartness, light fruit, a lot of wood. Quite lactic, just a touch of acetic. Ok brew, I’d like the fruit to stand out more.

3.7
fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (W. Broadway), Vancouver
Cloudy dark brown color. Nice aroma of dark fruits, acid. Smooth mouthfeel, strong body, highly carbonated, some light caramel, light residual sweetness, sour, vinous, dark fruits.
Very good.

4.4
jgb9348 (6519) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Rating #6500!
Deep dark brown coloured body with an amazingly nice ruby and violet glow and tint, all with a nice, and relatively fast-dying tan head, only about one to two centimetres tall. Aroma of super nice and tart cherries, raspberries, gueuze, grain, pitted fruits, light hops, alcohol, funk and a good deal of oak, vanilla and barrels - very nice and incredibly complex in the nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive funk and barrels in the flavour as well with oak, vanilla and bourbon all noticeable, but that gives way to a nice and delicate blend of fruits with prunes, plums, apricots and then some of the lighter berries also noticeable that lend the smallest amount of tartness you could imagine, but definitely noticeable. Aftertaste is the delight of this one with a good amalgamation of sour, tart, boozey, malty and sweet at the end showing a good balance throughout without too much of any of these characteristics with a nice smooth finish that doesn't show nearly double-digit alcohol percentages, just a nice complexity and mellow tartness which blends the style lines here. Overall, a very nice and complex beer that seem to have done quite well with aging extra on your own, as the complexity is definitely there, without any astringent flavours or pungency in terms of alcohol or biting bitterness. Great to sample now, around the Christmas season, and of course, as a 'special' rating (#6500!). I sampled this wax-sealed 37,5 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 10-March-2015 for US$13,51 a few weeks after my second daughter was born, sampled a few weeks after my first son was born, on 03-December-2017.

Bottling: 2014 Vintage (No specific date printed on bottle) / Purchased: 10-March-2015 / Sampled: 03-December-2017

3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5391) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2017
Bitter from Rakuten. A deep reddish brown with virtually no head the aroma is oaky sweet, tangy berries and molasses. Light bodied abut silky. As it warms it really melded and became super-well integrated with a sweet oaky bourbon and tangy berries. On point and it definitely grew on me in a big way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
375 ml bottle shared by a friend, thanks Tyler! Dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of Brett, oak, dark fruit. Tastes of big oak, Brett, dark fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Not great.

4
IrishBoy (4240) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 4, 2017
375 ml bottle from Tavour. Bottled on Tax Day 2016. Nose is light brett, tart cherries, hints of chocolate and bourbon, and woody oak. Murky amber brown with a small lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly tart and funky with dark fruits and bourbon in the background.

3.8
hopscotch (11334) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and mahogany with no head. The aroma features oak, red wine, sour cherries and a low level of funk, accompanied by notes of dark raisins and prunes. Medium to full-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor is fruity, moderately boozy, lightly tart and mildly sweet. Nicely balanced and super complex. A touch dry in the finish. This is a real go-getter. Bottle courtesy of growler!

4.4
doublebock (558) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Aroma: Sweet and malty with some brandy coming through
Appearance: Well its an old bruin so take a guess.
Taste: Classic oud bruin flavor with complex finish of raisins, caramel, and subtle oakiness
Overview: Make sure to not overchill this. Full flavor doesnt shine through until it warms up

4
explosivedog (1699) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2016
On tap at the Lumsden. Aroma is big sweet cherries. Flavour is big and boozy. A little sour, a little bread, and a whole host of fruit. Raisins, cherries, figs and all doused in spiced brandy. Warming.

3.9
stchloe (1112) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Great example of the style, sweet aroma, dark brown pour, slightly sour but balanced with a heady fruit and strong fig note, buttery finish


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