oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DialSquare (4301) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bubblehouse (1343) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Proof. Black pour with a creamy brown head. Aroma is thick chocolate, roasted malts, dessert wine, oak, lactic acid and sourdough yeast. Chocolate on the tip of the tongue followed by Pinot Noir oak barrel, lactic acid, lemon peels and sourdough. Smooth carbonation with a tart finish and a touch of alcohol. Not too shabby.
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, oak, yeast, & tart dark fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit, and some chocolate; Finish is dry & only slightly sour/tart; Nicely balanced; Nice vinous qualities - good stuff!
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Winooski. Rated on Ratebeer app.
Pitch black with nice brown small head
Nose great acidic vinous notes nice roasted malt nice green apples
Taste green apples roasted.malt vinous, some wood spices
Finish sour and woody with vinous notes roasted malt some chocolate.
Great chocolate finish nice clean tartness no very acidic not very sour more clean tartness.
One of the best dark sour I’ve had.
Nice coffee finish. Quite tasty, well balanced. Very complex. Great beer !
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very dry, yeasty and really earthy. Appearance is the deepest of browns with a tan head. Taste is very much like a sour red wine. The blend of yeasts is considerably less tart than what I was expecting.
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to kantrauch! Batch #1 mar2013; pours a translucent black brown with thin ring of brown lacy head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit and roast. Taste is funk up front, wine middle, and a sweet chocolate finish. Well yeah, a Flemish red mixed with stout, but awesome!
olsvammel (5995) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at SBWF. Sour and dark malty smell. Similar taste. Very complex and interesting to drink. I like the mix of yeast and dark malts.