Barrel Aged Purple Drink
Toolbox Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 9.56%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
From:
Toolbox Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Jun 09, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purple head. Ruby purple color.

Reminds me of de garde the purple but not as sour and tart. Lots of berries. Oaky with sweet tarts.

Light bodied. Lively carbonation.

Well done sour from a brewery I never heard of.

Dec 18, 2016
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 27, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.57/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Gushes, but not that aggressively, when I open it. Pours a deep purple with a pink head. Smells of strong berries. Like blackberries. Oak and yogurt, too. Tastes very fruity. Sweet, jammy berry flavor. A little yogurt here too. Lemony finish and a little bit grainy and minerally in the finish. Slight wine in the back end too. Medium body. Very strong berry flavor. Really intense and flavorful. The finish is a bit funny, though.

Jun 21, 2017
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.37/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Jan 28, 2017
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redfox405 from California

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oct 03, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark purple, slightly reddish hue, two finger thick white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Very slightest hint of gushing as soon as the cap came off. Smell is rich marionberry; it's dominant with a seedy jamminess on the nose. A lot like what I would imagine marionberry preserves to smell like. Light oak, a bit of Brett, leather is around, but for the most part this is marionberry jam. Flavour is a bit more discerning; obviously the marionberry jam is right in your face with the barrel lurking in the background. A bit of oak, touch of tannin, overall heavy on the marionberry. Nice moderate vinegary tartness. As the beer gets warmer, there is a lot more vanillin character that comes out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation. Crisp and dry, heavy marionberry finish. This beer is incredibly heavy on marionberry, in a good way. I would advise slowly drinking this one to let the barrel come out and shine- the vanillin is really nice.

Feb 12, 2017
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 10, 2016
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McAndrew from North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 15, 2017
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 10, 2017
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 23, 2017
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fthegiants from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 21, 2017
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 06, 2017
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2018
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boogerisu from Iowa

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 09, 2016
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Kavinci from California

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 01, 2016
Barrel Aged Purple Drink from Toolbox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 16 ratings