Merlot Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter | The New Old Lompoc

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Brewed by:
The New Old Lompoc
Oregon, United States
newoldlompoc.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Arbitrator on 04-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.32
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2.32/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Merlot Barrel Fermented Dark Side Porter from The New Old Lompoc
2.32 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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