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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Root Cellar defies categorization. It truly is a beer anomaly. A Strong Ale was laid down in Justin Winery’s “Obtuse” Port barrels for 5 months. Flavors of plum and caramel malt sweetness layer with oak and port to create a wonderful winter warmer. Sourness, developed during aging, brings forth both softness and complexity to this bottle conditioned American Wild Ale.

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3.7
Tmoney99 (14976) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour and dark aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10812) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the group. Pours a hazy deep amber/copper color with a medium plus sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruits, plum, cherry, raisins, wine barrel character, oak, lots of nice character. Thanks sledutah.

3.5
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Thanks for sharing, Dallas. Mahogany pour with some khaki foam. Has aromas of caramel, plum, and dried cherry. Nice sour dark fruits, a touch of grass, and some oak. Nice vinous character. A bit oxidized, particularly on the flavor. A touch of malt flavor and sweetness. Big dark fruit and port. Slight stale sugar in the background. Still good, but probably not what it once was.

3.9
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
I believe Dallas brought this to the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks are in order. It poured translucent brown with a tan head. Nose is fermented plums and wine. Medium plus in body and the mouth feel is like velvet. Flavor is a nice fermented plum, wood, and thew finish is delightfully sour. For a sour fan like me this was a wonderful beer. Filled my glass twice with this one.

3.7
mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle, pours a murky dark amber orange with a small tan head. Nose brings out lots of wood, vinous notes and varnish. Flavour brings out leather, wood, varnish and leather. Very cohesive. I enjoy these leathery dark sours. Very nice stuff.

3.6
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dallas at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak, plum skin, wood. Medium mouth, tart, plum, oak, very good.

3.9
neepsntatties (2041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample from "Douglas88". Colour...dark brown with a thick white head. Nose...overripe grapes, overripe bananas and cinnamon.Palate...a massive acetic attack up front! Jenny?! Can you make this one again??!! Loads of funky ass raisins and brown sugar followed by banana skins and banana purée. Bummer that this isn’t still available.

3.9
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
750ml bottle from Gription. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of earthy funk, toffee, dark fruit, and dark maltyness. Flavors of horse blanket, earthy malts and funk, bit of a wine note, dark malts, and a bit of tartness. Very different sour with a lot going on. Found it to be enjoyable none-the-less.

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MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Malt aroma of dark bread (pumpernickel), earthy funk, dark fruit and very light licorice. Dark brown, opaque, tan head. Flavor again of dark bread, balsmic -vinegar sourness, baker’s chocolate, raisins. A dusty, aged, cellar character. Very interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
750ml capped from douglas, thanks man. Opens up with a serious spew all over suzy’s kitchen. Dark brown with a very slight haze and lots of dense caramel head. Oaky fig, dried cherries, vinous red wine, earthy, rough booziness lingering low that gets more harsh as it opens. Very much a bruin with touch more caramel and body feel, hints of 9 volt. Maybe I sat on this for too long.


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