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Dark Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 17.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of 8 different barrel aged beers, including but not limited to our Stout, Porter, and a few seasonal beers (on the dark side of things), a majority coming from french oak barrels previously holding red wine from Cisco's Nantucket Vineyard, adding oak character. This beer is unfiltered, so some sediment is normal. It has been inoculated with brettanomyces (a wild yeast). Rich and malty with a slight tartness and a mild, intentional, "farmhouse funk" provided by the wild yeast.

(Beer added by: soccerman7 on 01-22-2010)
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-16-2014 12:22:53 | More by tectactoe
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-28-2014 07:01:02 | More by PappyVans
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patrick802

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-05-2014 17:33:53 | More by patrick802
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gmartin235

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-07-2013 05:27:25 | More by gmartin235
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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-26-2013 02:39:03 | More by GRG1313
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-04-2013 18:18:58 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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FroggieMercury

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-13-2013 23:18:42 | More by FroggieMercury
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-12-2013 02:07:11 | More by AJ01923
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-23-2013 14:09:43 | More by Geuzedad
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-19-2013 01:57:11 | More by Photekut
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drewone

California

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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-31-2013 16:56:09 | More by spycow
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Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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California

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Massachusetts

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Rhode Island

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billab914

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -3%

750ml bottle poured into my Allagash glass. Dark brown in color with a half inch of frothy foam covering the top. Great head retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a pretty nice mix of funky, fruity and malty. Sour cherries, caramel and oak wood are the first things that jump out at me, but I started to get a touch of chocolate and red wine as it warmed. The tart fruit qualities have a little bit of an acidic quality to them, but not too bad.

The taste is where things don't come together that well for me. It shows a lot of the tart fruit and sour cherry flavors up front. The finish is where it seems to thin out and get a little watery. I get more of a lighter, porter like quality in the finish with just a little of the tart, funky flavors that it had up front. A little of the wood is lingering in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with carbonation being a little low for the style. Overall, it was a pretty good beer. It had a good aroma to it, but the bold flavors just didn't hold up in the taste. Pretty good beer to sip on this evening, but not a standout in the style.

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Massachusetts

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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

Big thanks goes out to LarryG for sending me this one in a past trade! Shared during a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, caramel, fruit, and subtle tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, caramel, wood, fruit, and nutty. It had a light feel on the palate with a medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I have to say that this was one of the more disappointing brews from the series. Not really sure what they were shooting for here, but the sweet note definitely dominated this one unfortunately. Wish there was a little more sour and tart in this one to help out with the sweetness. Glad I got to share it with the rest of the series though.

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-21-2012 04:54:29 | More by sliverX
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Dark Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.