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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Dark Strong Ale aged in oak bourbon and rum barrels with fermentation carried out by our native New England mixed microbe culture. Dark maroon in color, Black Currant Wild Sinister Kid emits upfront fruity aromatics entwined with hints of oak. This tart, wild ale offers complex flavors of plum, raisin, raspberry, and red wine, finishing dry with light to medium body. Re-fermentation with black currants results in an enhanced layer of delicate acidity.

ABV: 11%

MALT: Pilsner, Abbey, Special B, Carafa III, Belgian Candi Syrup, Turbinado Sugar

HOPS: US Goldings

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4.1
GlasgowTAD (1986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Pours deep burgundy, almost completely opaque with a small tinge of a purple head. Aroma is black currants and blackcurrant liqueur. Taste is rum sweet, huge black currant jam, alco hot finish. Tasted like gluhwein.

4.2
Leighton (22551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle shared in Canary Wharf - courtesy of the Team. Pours a compelling bloody red-purple with a foamy, off-white head. The nose holds jammy currants, berries, a little wood. Light to medium sweet flavour with moderate acidity, grapes, black currants, a little alcohol, some pleasant woody dryness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Quenching finish, with more black currants, blueberries, light lemon and salt. Outstanding.

3.6
MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Sweet, dark toasted malts, dark fruits. Hazy, very dark brown tiny, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. Dark, bitter, dry fruits, lemon, other citrus fruits, lemon peel, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright. Bottle shared at L42 tasting - thanks to the team!

4.1
Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle at L42 - thanks to the team! It pours rich dark purple - near black with a small pinkish head. The aroma is rich, sweet - sour, tangy, ribena, sour blackcurrant, jam, lactic, vanilla and grape. The taste is bitter - sweet, oily, juicy, tangy blackcurrant throughout, berry skin, fruit pie, jam, granny smith apple, sherbet, oak and tannin with a tangy fruit finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very fruity indeed and rather chuggable stuff overall

4.2
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 19/10/2017. Group buy from Beavertown. A deep purple plum red coloured pour with a loose pink head. Aroma is tangy grapey woody ribena, woody musy sour, dark blackcurrants. Flavour is composed of tangy plum, ribena, blackcurrant, woody tannin, sour, clean lacto, . Palte is sour, tangy, tannin, highish carboantion. Lovely jammy tangy fruits. . Lovely,

4.2
Ktwse (5600) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Pours deep hazy dark burgundy with a finger of pinkish-brown head. Looks spectacular. Aroma of black currant, dark berries, red grapes. Taste is rich berry tart with a mellow boozy and jam sweet finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

4.1
jc1762 (1634) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Thanks Zack for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing unfiltered wine red with thick red translucent rims and no head.

The nose shows baked pastry and currant notes with a vanilla background blended in with such.

The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated. Moderately tart with flavors of currant forwardness and a light spiciness on the finish.

4.6
Huhzubendah (3763) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle shared by Zack. Happy NYE!

Deep burgundy, blood red body with nary a head. Black currants and lactic acid. Shockingly smooth on the palate. Lovely fruit character. Vinous and tannic with a gentle acetic quality. Lingering fruit with only the mildest note of alcoholic warmth in the finish. Superb. Trillium continues to show that they are one of the top breweries around.

4.2
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours dark purple (at the brewery in Canton). Pinkish head with decent retention. Sour black currant aroma. Taste is currant and plum. It’s soft upfront with a nice sweetness and a souring on the back of the tounge. Finishes oaky and super dry. The switch from juicy to dry is pretty remarkable. Very long finish. Not what I think of as their wheelhouse, but this is super good.

4.2
thornecb (6092) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours deep ruby tinged beet into a tulip. Pink and tan head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Sour black currant aromas. Soft with sweet black currant and merlot upfront turning to dry oak in the lasting finish.


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