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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Its tough to describe the breakdown of it but we basically kept blending it into one of our smaller 10 barrel fermentors that we kept... until we liked how it tasted. But I would guess its probably around 30% barrel aged Sue, 65% sour Sue, and we did blend a little fresh Sue in (5%) to round out the aroma.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3594) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Id been to Tennessee twice previosuly but had yet to rate a beer from there which has annoyed me for some time. So when a simple trade with atom for some pilseners could land me this bottle i said its bout time I get me some TN goodness. Pours deep murky brown. Nose is dark fruits and light smoke. Tastes of roast, light smoke, cherry, plum, malt, and very tannic. Chewy and drying palate. Medium sour tartness to cut through rich flavors. Enjoyable end to an enjoyable day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9407) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pour on tap, dark reddish purple pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, hints of oak, red wine into a slight bit of yeast, smoke comes in with a hint of mea, earth, touch of whiskey as well. Taste was a bit all over the place with oak, funk, bourbon, red wine into some smoke, dark fruits and toffee with a slight vanilla note, finishing tart. The combo just didnt work for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clownoisseur (429) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a dark nutty brown with some amber/copper/purple hues around the edges. Thin tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Aromas are unique to say the least. A sharp berry tartness with wafts of charcoal and lighter fluid. Hints of smoke and an earthy nuttiness follow. Taste is very sharp tartness upfront immediately followed by stale cigar smoke, charcoal, some kind of vegetable stew? I dont even know where to go here. This is pretty messy. Almost seems like it was an infected batch of Sue that was salvaged as a "barrel project"...but I may be assuming to much. Whatever the thought was, it didnt really work. My throat burns.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5272) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Black pour with a rocky khaki head. Nose is light smoke, sour, tart, wood, and light bourbon. Lively on the palate, slightly sour, tart, acidic, wood, and light smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3894) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle traded in Nashville a few years ago. Dark pour with a big brown head and just a touch of lacing. Lots smoke in the aroma plus dark fruit and sour cherries. The flavor mirrors the aroma with espresso-like bitterness in the finish. Lots going on here. Maybe a little disjointed but still good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
In short: A dark ale that is just a jumbled mess of stuff. Beyond chaotic.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed with some age on it one year old? Bottle sent to me by grownfool, thanks Brian.
The look: Very dark burgundy (almost black) topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is all over the place, highly phenolic, smoke, dark fruits, wood coal, tart cherries, cassis liqueur, maybe some bourbon, other stuff In mouth the beer feels thick-juicy (a bit slimy) with an abundant carbonation. The disturbingly high quantity of phenols from the aroma didnt bother so much when sipping on it. A cluster-fuck mess of flavors, a smoked porter, juice from ripe dark grapes, cigarette ashes, tart dark cherries, acetic acid, other stuff... This really tasted like a classic early-morning beer, when only a few drunks remain standing up and we mix all the remaining almost empty unrelated bottles to create the ultimate beer-mess because were too drunk to care anyway. A lame mess, but Im not expecting good beers from Tennessee, this state is known for producing the worst country music (the worst kind of bad music) as well as the best country music (the worst kind of good music).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3571) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from a trade with Rustyham. Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of smoke and sour cherries with some oak. Smokey flavor with some tart cherry and oak. Slightly earthy. Medium body with average carbonation. A strange combination of flavors that works well for me. I really liked this one. Thanks Nick!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Bottle. Pours just about pitch black with a huge tan head. Interesting aroma of chocolate, coffee, cherries, smoke, caramel, a little bourbon, and light acidity. Taste is a clusterf*ck, tough to tell what flavor stands out the most, but its probably the smoke. A lot of roasted malt flavors with a good amount of sour mixed in. This tastes like something one would concoct from leftovers at a jtclockwork tasting. Medium-full bodied, well carbonated. Not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with garnet hues and a thin espresso head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry and light tartness. Taste is smokey and lightly tart. Medium bodied and oily. Pretty good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours with a black hue and a small tan head. Aromas are of honey, floral, estery, lightly chemically, ethyl acetate, alcohol and leather. Flavors are of playdough, leather, sour, tart, earthy, lightly roasty. Medium vinous, light barrel character, medium carbonation, dry.


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