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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Ale brewed with summit hops. Triple fermented. First in French Oak Foudres, second in pinot noir and whiskey barrels with brett and other critters. Finally in the bottle for natural carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours reddish black with medium head, aroma is roast and wine like tart. Taste is actually stout like with above sour kick, very tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1783) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle shared with Dave on November 3rd, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark black.
Aroma: Aroma of light roasty, some fruit.
Taste:Light medium wild yeast, light roast, some dark fruit.
Palate:Medium body, quick finish.

Summary: An interesting take on a belgium dark beer, the wild yeast is lightly funky. Not my favorite of ideas, but it’s decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Batch #1, bottled March 2013 It’s black with a rim of tan foam and a mirrored surface, much different than the foam coming out of the bottle rather persistently. Smells of lacto, lemons, a little toasted malt, some funky resin, a little oak and some co2. Flavor is robust with coffee and soil, then there’s the lemony tart and some bitterness and harshness to it. It’s rather heavy with a low carb and a semi dry finish. I’m torn on this beer, it has the makings of a really nice sour stout, but lacks some of the subtlety I enjoy in some other examples for the malt portion. The bacterial characteristics are a little too dominated by bitterness and almost an aspirin character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013
bottle shared at Blue Monk’s 3rd Anniversary Party. medium bodied black pour. chocolate, roasted maltiness, some coffee and slight tart berry. slight red wineiness. intersesting beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black with light head. Smells tannin, oak, chocolate, and dark fruit. Started sweet red wine, and chocolate, finished oaky, mild hops, citrus, and caramel. Very interesting and quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6908) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper blackish brown hue, well hazed with some darker blackish middle that extends to some muddy brownish glow on the edges and bottom. Brownish head atop stays a bit cakey, but starts to dissipate to a frothy filmy ring, laces ok overall. Aromas show firm wine barrel, tannic red wine and oak meet some decent funkiness, sour cherries, yogurty sourness start to hit the nose. Decent funk as we settle in starts to grow a bit more with dust, cobwebs, leathery life. A gentle roast, but the wild elements and barrel seem to hold the reigns here. Initial is a bit different, opting for a decent roastiness, some gentle dryness as we start to hit the sourness, red wine and sour cherries. Mixing liberally, a medium body further delves into lactic acidity, horseblanket and some cobwebs. Sour cherry, gentle tannic barrel and red wine. Backend offers more bitterness, funk, almost a hoppy feel. The tannic element presses on as the roasty bit up front tapers off. Leather, earth, and decent sourness still keeps going. Gentle Belgian influence disernible at times, touches of fruit and yeast. Still, the barrel and wild yeast lead, the roastiness does some covering up here. Finish is red wine, gentle carbonation, funk and mellow tannic elements trailing out. Overall, this is very well put together. The flavors and combinations might not be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottled@SBWF2013. Quite close to black colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, ripe dark fruits, some raisins, mild vanilla and sour wooden notes. Flavour is very similar with also some spiciness as well as mild floral and liquoricelike notes to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4235) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
750ml bottle from Kingdom Liquor in Brandon. Near black pour with a thin than head. Aroma is a little acidic, chocolate, wood, dark roasted malt. Tastes are wine, oak, cocoa, caramel, light smoke, grapes. Finishes a little tinny, little bitter, little dry. Moderately sour and well balanced - albeit a strange mix of flavors. Interesting overall though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours very dark with big foamy head. Smell more sour than it actually tastes. Really nice coffe and chocolate notes with just the right amount of sour berry coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared by Dan. Aroma is tart elderberry, roasted coffee, and a tangy chocolate. Pours black with a chunky white head and lingering film. Tastes tangy and roasty at the same time. The result is almost a sour meat taste like a pimento loaf or italien ham. Nice tart and roast linger. Very enjoyable sour stout.

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