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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.

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3.6
Travlr (25550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Maroon color, clear, tan edge head. Aroma of dark berries, cherries, grapes. Taste is softly sour currant, sourdough brown bread.

3.3
mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks Chuck), pours a dark purple, almost like grape juice, with some bubbles for a head. Aroma of black currants, some Belgian candied sugar, and some lightly tart grapes. Flavour is lightly tart, with black currant, some mild candied sweetness, and grapes. Lightly tart and very dark fruity. ABV is no where to be detected. Good fruit beer - I’m just not a big fan of black currants.

3.1
jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of sour milk, black currants, dark cocoa and caramel. Mild acid. The sour milk really throws me off. Otherwise solid. Medium body.

3.4
brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Copper pour with a khaki head. Really fruity nose. Raisin, currant, and slight acidity. Lemon zest, grass, and yeast. Light spices. Flavor is sweet dark fruit with some acidity and tartness. Lemon, brown sugar, currant, and raisin. Yeast, a touch of spice, and grass.

3.9
bhensonb (15500) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aromas of burnt malt, not too burnt, chocolate and berry jam. Med+ body. Flavor is dark berry, chocolate, sourish, dark malt. Took a moment to slide into this, but (except for a peanut butter note that just popped up) this is quite a production. Ends rather sour currant with chocolate and earthy notes.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet dark fruit flavor and a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good after dinner with a cigar brew that exceeded my expectations.

3.7
Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg. Pours a dark brown with a red tint. Medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong currant, earth, grapes, mild spice. The taste is tart fruits, chocolate, earth. Medium bodied, slight lingering tartness.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13660) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy dark brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie malt, black currant, light toast malt, sour dark fruits and earthy notes. Flavor is sour dark fruits, earthy and toasted malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Tasty beer, very reminiscent of a dubbel, dark frutis, some berry note, spice.

3.1
j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Fruity, dark plum and prune notes, toffee and some touches of dark sticky caramel and old milk. Medium bodied, sweet and oxidized. Malty and full of plums and prunes. Malty, sweet, roast and a touch more prune on the finish. Sweet on the end. Interesting but a bit old.


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