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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black beer with mustard seed, honey, and raisin added.

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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1763) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2013
750 ml bottle, bottle 1/13 1337, barrel TBB 1-6. Pours dark amber brown with a very thin fizzy head that quickly almost completely disappears, other than a little constant bubbling from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is some sweet caramel, tart acidic fruit and funk with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with tart sour fruit and a little funk. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, great name but a not so great sour.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Poured from a 2013 vintage 750 ml bottle. Aroma is malty with some toasted bread, caramel and toffee. A light nuttiness as well. Some moderate fruit notes with raisin, prune, cherry and berry. Light spciy phenolic notes with some coriander and pepper. Pours a fairly dark brown with a medium large, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. No lacing or legs. Flavor is fairly acidic and somewhat sharp with some light sweetness. Some caramel, toasted bread, toffee and nut notes from the malt with toasted bread leading the way. Moderately strong fruit notes with lots of raisin, prune, cherry and berry notes. Some medium light mustard seed notes with some light coriander and pepper. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer. The malt and fruit dont really clash, but the acidity is too sharp. The mustard seed is odd as well. Fruit notes are a bit too strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottleshare: pours murky brown with a white head. Aroma is mostly roasty bit with hints of sour funk. Super sour in the taste... way more than the aroma would let you suppose. Darkness not present. Only in small notes. Cool.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark red/brown with light head of big bubbles. Aromas of green blackberries, vinous wood, and balsamic vinegar. Initial flavors of meaty balsamic vinegar and unripened grapes yield to metallic dark fruit, olives, and meaty roasted malts. Unique and interesting. A complex sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
375ml bottle pours a deep amber brown color with a finger and a half of tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is red wine grapes with the raisin and hints of yeast. Taste is red wine grapes and a malty sweetness with the raisin and a dry finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a well done brew. Recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours reddish brown with a fine foamy head. Very tart, with some berries, acetic burn, leather, vinegar. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with bracing acetic bite, and more tangy, aged berries. Not bad overall, though a bit sturdy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4567) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice acidic sour notes and a hint of fruit and roast. Taste follows, interesting, great funky notes. Awesome.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle : Yes - the worst wax job Ive seen. Whatever. Pour is cola brown, with a modest off white head into this glass. It quickly shifts to a feint ring around the glass. Its one of the more unappealing presentations from bottle to pour, lets face it. Anyway. The nose is minerals, cocoa, with vinous notes and dark fruit presence. I never in a million years would have guessed the "3 special ingredients" in this one - but once you know what they did - your mind / palate remains confused by whats going on. This one does start fairly nicely - theres a decent dark sour base here. Theres some malty heft, with earthen vinous barrel notes moving things along. What it then does it take a right hand turn at mustard seed and swirl around the golden raisin in an odd way. Theres an odd bittering high note and then a dry, ashy finish line. Yeah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle picked up in Portland. Pours out a cherry cola color topped with a small head. nose is pit fruit some red grapes and cherries. Taste is more of the pit fruit some sweetness and a tart pucker with a little vinegar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2016
12.7 oz bottle from Cappys. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, tart dark fruit, raisins, honey, mild spices, doesnt really get beyond a mild tart character, so sour is a stretch in my opinion, a mild vinegar quality, plums, nothing bad going on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Sampled at the Societe Party 2016. It poured a dark reddish/brown color with no head. The aroma was of toasted malts, earth and some sour fruit. The taste was similar to the aroma with more sour fruits, earth, malts, some raisins and plums. Nice.


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