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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, tobacco, vanilla, toffee, light roastiness and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, tobaccvo, fruittiness, oak and light vinous notes with a crisp dry lingering tobacco finish.


4
jc1762 (1485) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Thanks James for sharing the bottle! Poured into a wineglass showing lightly filtered coffee brown with sparse white foam lacing. The nose shows moderately tart notes of vinous red wine. The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Moderately tart with subtle flavours of plum and light cherries. Very similar to Bruery’s Tart of Darkness.

3.8
beerplace (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
750ml bottle shared at Brian’s. Pours a dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste are soury, roasted malt, barrel, some cherry and balsamic. Good stuff.

3.8
fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
750ml bottle @ home(picked up the bottle from the brewery). Pours a dark brown with a decent beige head. Nose is subtle but imparts a sour note of a mix of cherries or wine. Flavour is quite sour, but it’s backed by a lot of complexity. There’s a nice mix of wine, hint of leather, barrel, and a pleasant malt backbone.

4
nickd717 (4706) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle, 750ml, pours dark reddish-brown with a small tan head. Aroma is porter + wild yeast, roast and chocolate, tobacco, vinous notes. Flavor is great, complex, vinous, tart raspberry, dark chocolate, vinegar, toast. Medium body, great smooth feel yet biting at the end, with prickly carbonation. This is legit, or as MC Hammer might say, sufficiently legit such that it shall not discontinue.

4.1
baraciisch (3278) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle from Pangaea... Brown with reddish hue in color... Aroma of cherries, some acetic and vinous notes... Flavor is nutty malts, red wine, cherries, chocolate, tobacco, leather, some acetic notes... funky yeast, mild tartness, delicious beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
rouhlas (3628) - 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 (386) - 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 (6759) - 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 (15106) - 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 (7975) - 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.


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