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Merlot Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter
- New Old Lompoc Brewery
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New Old Lompoc Brewery
Style | ABV
Limited (brewed once).
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
No notes at this time.
(Beer added by: Arbitrator on 04-20-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 1
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
On tap at the Sidebar. From notes. Thanks for the ride, Frank!
A: Pours a dark, translucent ruby-black body. Light film of tan head; it retains well but leaves no lacing.
S: Very, very vinous. This was ages for 2 months in Merlot barrels, which is how I knew the varietal (I'm not a wine fan), but it's quite obvious that wine was involved. Quite tannic, with a strong chocolate presence. Light coffee.
T: Dark, bitter chocolate is dominant as the beer is cold. Oak comes out as well. As it warms, roast/coffee develops in the finish, and the merlot taste really begins to overpower the beer. I find myself getting tired of the strong flavor pretty quickly.
M: Chewy, full-bodied flavor. A little heat to the beer.
D: I couldn't even finish the glass. The merlot influence is way too strong.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2010 04:32:49 |
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