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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blurring the line between beer and wine, this barrel-aged blend clocks in at 8.1% abv and is full of roasty, tart, tobacco, and leather notes, tempered by a solid malt backbone which provides for a wonderfully silky mouth-feel.

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rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - APR 27, 2017
750 ml shared with friends, from trade with bytemesis. Thank you Mike!! Dark brown color with some red notes, nice beige head. Yeasty and light malty aroma, funky, barnyard notes, tart dark fruits, vinous, grapes, wood. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
Mr_Abner (383) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light khaki head. Some messy macing left behind after a few sips. Aromas of funky yeast, chocolate malt most prominent. Taste is tart with a slight sweetness underneath. Flavors of a robust American porter are definitely there: chocolate, some roasted malts, some light spiciness underneath. The tartness, funk, and chocolate are most prominent. Medium bodied; silky & smooth texture; lightly fizzy carbonation. Finishes dry.

3.6
ClarkVV (6636) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle, I believe probably late 2014, drunk 1/25/17.
Huge amounts of maize-hued head show strong retention atop a dark, mahogany-chocolate body. High clarity.
Fairly aggressively sour in the nose, with salinity, chocolatey roast, treacle and very light caramel. Dark cherry, lemon and strong lactic notes seem to be the dominant notes here and there isn’t a ton of depth, though the dark malts could be hiding a lot of the yeast/bacterial expression. No alcohol or flaw.
Very, very sour in the flavor with dark cherry, hard lactic and moderate acetic notes. Plum, prune, raisin and strong roast adding bitterness and dark fruit character. The body is malty, though at this point, quite highly attenuated and even though it provides a soft, malty texture, the sourness seems to have really come out strongly as the beer has aged. Clean, with a touch of sharp alcohol and other strong esters. Just a bit too sour at this point, but a nice beer nonetheless.

4
djd07 (14354) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at WTF 3. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is oak, roast, dark fruit. Thin body, nice roast, funk, leather, very sour, really enjoyed this.

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (7509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a amber brown color topped with a sand head. Nose is berries some chocolate sweetness and sour. Taste is more of the nice berries tartness a little chocolate rich malts.

3.5
jandd1983 (4270) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts and tobacco. The taste was similar to the aroma with more chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco and some tartness. Tasty.

3.8
vyvvy (6387) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Pours brown with a small head. The aroma had dark roasty malt, berries, sourness and mild funk. It has a pretty light body with semi sharp carbonation. The taste has spice, sourness, berries, chocolate, vinegar and a bite on the finish.

3.7
Strykzone (7299) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Sampled at Gregwilsonstl’s tasting. Dark brown with amber highlights. A beige layer of foam. I get dark fruit in the nose with tobacco. Funk, too. Funk and a little vinegar. Some chocolate and a little roast. Interesting variation. Much better than the mix sounds like it would be.

3.8
gregwilsonstl (2452) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Dark blac. Tasted at my "Variants 2.0" bottle share. Thx Cleg. Sour. Chocolate covered cherries. Dry, Sour, and tobacco at the end.

3.8
jbruner (4688) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan head. Aroma of big lactic acidity and dark fruit notes with a hint of must. Taste is more funky, but still really acidic, nice fruitiness behind. A really nice American sour.


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