The Ale Apothecary El Cuatro
What the brewers say
"El Cuatro with cherries, aged in a port barrel."
What our panel thought
"Aroma: moderate acidity, bright cherry, and light blueberry. Mild vanilla note. Flavor: cherry, forward acidity, low notes of cherry skin and wood tannin. Mild leathery Brett. Port grape-like notes carry in the dry finish."
What our editors thought
"Strong wood and rich grape nose with a tanned-leather and orange-peel note. Rich toasty malt fills out the center, and a curious sharp sweet acid lingers into the finish. Dessert-sour territory."