Merlot Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter - Lompoc Tavern

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Merlot Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter
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Ratings: 1
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Arbitrator on 04-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
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2.32/5  rDev n/a
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.

Merlot Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter from Lompoc Tavern
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