New Belgium Love - Felix-Oscar Blend - Blackberry Whiskey Barrel

RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Blackberry Whiskey barrel filled with dark beer from acidified barrel. Aged 2+ years in the barrel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7216) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Draught at Hop Cat. Plum and blackberry and some whiskey with some tartness and a bit of jam. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (8447) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Deep plummy brownish Amber with a thin spotty ivory cap. Lovely blackberry depth with oak and spicy whiskey in there with a currant sweetness. Big bright blackberry flavor thats gently sour and gently whiskeyed, mild oak and booze, and more bright tartness. Really lovely and fun and blackberry-sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of blackberries, butterscotch, and vanilla. Its a a hazy reddish-brown with a two finger off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate blackberries. There is light-moderate butterscotch in the middle. The finish has light vanilla. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a murky brown topped with a sand head. Nose is barrel notes tart sour blackberry and a nice whiskey presents. Taste is more of the barrel notes vanilla blackberry tartness pucker and a nice rich end. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3551) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Growler generously shared by JW. Reddish/brown pour with a kaki head. Sour vinous aromas. Tasty with loads of sour vinous and barrel notes. Muted malt, vinegar, oak, and blackberry backbeats. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Maxs][ $4 ][ mini tumbler ][ 03.05.15 ]
hazy amber, thick cream ring with oily island. Moderate rubber and berry, seedy and sour. Sour citric front palate, dry skin notes before darker berry sweetness mid, light acetic growing, lightly waxy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (687) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Draft at World of Beer Tempe. Aroma of wet leather, tart blackberry, barnyard, and musty oak. Pours muddy reddish-brown with a thin, filmy head. Very tart taste before the sweet, sticky blackberry flavor takes hold, accompanied by mild Brett and floral notes. Nearly of the whiskey flavor is swallowed up by the tangy fruitiness. Medium body and a sweet fruity finish. A well-done, balanced fruited sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9426) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour on tap, hazy dark brownish purple pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of blackberry jam, raspberry, oak, some vanilla into a bit of red grape, some slight acetic into some nice lactic, touch of earthy, spicy notes with a hint of funk. Taste is a mix of blackberry, raspberry, some jammy notes into a bit of caramel, oak, vanilla, nice lactic note with a slight acetic note into a touch of whiskey, finishing tart. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAR 5, 2015
Tap. Deep purple, mahogany edges. Thin layer of sand-colored foam. The nose: vanilla, toffee, cherry, sweet blackberry syrup, balsamic vinegar, oak, bourbon, butter. Sweet, smooth, complex. Flavor is balsamic vinegar-forward, with additional butterscotch, toffee, maple and blackberry. Fairly acidic but also complex, as new flavors emerge with each sip. Green apple and lemon peel pop up eventually. Sweet in the front, sour in the back. Alternates between sweet and sour. Fairly light body, wispy and whipped on the tongue. Mild carbonation but big acidity. A very complex, but very drinkable sour. I enjoy the back and forth between sweet and sour, cherry and blackberry, oak and butter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (244) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Aroma is interestingly complex - blackberry, maple, malt and whiskey aromas. Color is a dark reddish brown, fairly clear, with a slight light brown head. Taste is dominated by a pretty pronounced sourness. Moderately sweet and bitter with fairly heavy acidity. Palate - comes across as surprisingly light body; carbonation is fairly lively. Finish is long. Overall this beer leaves with the impression that the barrels were higher quality than the beer. Its a fairly good beer, but not great. The beer per se comes across as a bit light weight.

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