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[BANISHED] Doublecross - Crux Fermentation Project

Not Rated.
[BANISHED] Doublecross[BANISHED] Doublecross

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

26 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Barrel-Aged Strong Dark Belgian Ale w/Brett
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Poured into a Reuben's Brew small snifter. Pours a nice ruby-orange amber with a half finger khaki head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma is woody, dark fresh and dried fruit, port like oxidation; there is a bit of alcohol, but was complementary to the dark fruit. Flavor is also reminiscent of port; fresh and dried dark fruit, particularly plums and dates, red cherries, port barrel (was apparently Pinot barrels, but the flavor leans towards a fortified wine), mellow woodiness. Medium bodied with a gentle creaminess. A very nice wine barrel aged Belgian with vintage port notes and well balanced flavors. The ABV is well covered. This is a year old cellared bottle and there a light oxidation notes that make this even more like a vintage fortified wine. I'm not a fan of wine barrel aged beers, but liked this a great deal. I haven't seen anything from this barreled series in my area this year, but I'll certainly try this again. Enjoyable sipper.

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Bottle opened on 12.29.13
Bottled Dec 10.13

A - Pours a ruby red with a fizzy tan head that is gone fast.

S - Ripe dark fruits. Not much else.

T - Sweet cola, cherry, oak barrel.

D - Lower carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Ave, at least. Barrel really didn't add much to this one.

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I'd tried the regular (non-Banished) DoubleCross a few times, and not been horribly impressed, so I was a bit hesitant to spend the $17 for a 375ml bottle of this.

I had a few glasses of this at the tasting room, as well as bottled. The bottles are sealed up like a little tanks. They're waxed, capped, *and* corked. I'd never encountered a cork inside a cap before, so make sure to have a corkscrew ready!

It pours a deep amber, and what head it has dissipates quickly. The Pinot barrels dominate the taste profile, giving it a deep, complicated, fruity profile. The non-Banished version is like a blank canvas where this is the masterpiece laid down on top. This beer is all about the barrel-aging, and not about the hops, so hop-heads should probably look elsewhere.

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[BANISHED] Doublecross from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.