Tom - Epic Ales
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
The last bottle opened at tonight's tasting... Thanks Jeremy... tannish head atop a slightly hazed deep amber.
Slightly acetic with good cherry fruitiness... a bit phenolic with some good pepper... a bit vinous.
Flavor is nice... slight roasty element with sour cherry and grape skin... interesting, but still pretty one dimensional ... pepper builds with warmth..
I actually dig this one... Jeremy and Sammy dogged it pretty hard, but I think it is a good jumping off point for sours.
All 3.5's ... Thanks Jeremy.
01-15-2012 06:09:47 | More by JohnGalt1
3.23/5 rDev -9%
Had this shipped from a trip to the PNW, Poured coppery brown into a Belgian ale glass, foaming up a couple of inches, but quickly dissipating. It did leave a little lacing. For an aroma, I could get caramel, some grass, and a lot of pepper. The initial taste started malty, overwhelmingly so, then sourness, finally a lot of pepper. Overall, not a bad experiment. I liked it, but wouldn't feel the need to buy it again.
11-18-2011 01:12:34 | More by bschinelli
3.8/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to an 8 oz tulip at Epic Ales tasting room (this review from my notes taken on 7/02/11).
Brewer noted the use of peppercorns, Vienna and Pale malts, as well as a chopped-up Cab Franc barrel.
A - Poured a clear dark red/orange with a 2-finger medium bubble tan head, that slowly dissipated to a small off-white head.
S - Rosy and floral scent, but mixed with a bit of tanginess/sourness, ending with a peppery finish.
T - Initiall spicy, the flavor transitions to a sour ale bite. Subtly briny.
M - Low carbonation, and smooth. Light to medium body.
D - An interesting dark brown and peppery sour ale. Probably great for pairing with food and slowly savored, but not to be used as a refreshing thirst-quencher.
07-14-2011 04:46:11 | More by Sky2625
4/5 rDev +12.7%
22 oz. bottle poured into 8 oz. tulip at the Epic Ale's taproom. July 2nd, 2011.
30% Vienna Malt, 70% Pale. According to the brewer, the plan was to age the beer in a Cab Franc barrel, but the beer instead has been aged with a chopped up Cab France barrel in it.
A: Dark brown ruby red. Thing tan head of foam.
S: Smoky champagne aroma.
T: Sour champagne with some caramel malt.
M: Sweet, low carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable sour. I purchased a bottle that day, so expect more thoughts on this beer in the future.
07-04-2011 06:51:50 | More by distantmantra
Tom from Epic Ales
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.