olsvammel (3030) - 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.
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, deep dark brown body with a light brown and ruby tint when held up to a light, and a good two centimetre tall deep brown head. Aroma of sour cherries, milk, roasted malt, alcohol, oak, vanilla, brett, yeast, hay, grass and even some light hops - very nice and complex nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasty flavours up front with coffee and chocolate noticeable, with quite a bit of brett and sour notes right afterwards, with a deep wine flavour, some oak and alcohol and a hint of bourbon and whiskey noticeable at the very end. Aftertaste shows a good blend of sour, roasty, alcohol, earthy, peaty and sweet flavours - with perhaps the roasty and oaky coming out the strongest, and even those lingering hints of milk more than the others - very interesting. Overall, a good beer, and well worth trying if you like stouts, porters and/or sours - this is a good mix and very neat to try. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Northern Lights Blvd) on 22-May-2013 for US$10.99 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of this great nation, a day after returning from Anchorage again. I didn’t keep this too long:
Brewed March 2013 // Purchased May 2013 // Sampled October 2013
Staffan47 (860) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Champinjon, alkohol, söt, syrlig, vattnig, blek, ingen choklad?. Känns som att man kan slänga ihop bättre själv.
SlackerMads (1519) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Batch 1, March 2013. Slow gusher. Black with a small light brown head. Oak, red wine, caramel, light yoghurt, light light soapy citrus, dusty, light barnyard/leather, black berries, light toasted malt. Medium sweet, no bitterness, but has a light yoghurt feel to it with some bretty dryness. Thin oily texture. Overall this is coming well together, but could use a sour or bretty punch as it feels a bit thin in mid-taste/finish. Not really sour, not really black, androgynous, but tomorrow who’s gonna fuss?
omhper (19310) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy near black, no head. Tart nose with blackberry and cobwebs. Mid dry with medium-full body and soft mouthfeel. Salted dark berries and barnyard. Quite bitter finish. Superb!
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, slight dark red hue, thin frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Peanut Nore nose, lots of tartness, woody, faint dark pitted fruit.   Almost like over ripened sour dark pitted fruit.   Soft roasted malts on the tongue, vinous, but not terribly bright.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Vinous, lots of raisin, tart, with some soft chocolate and roasted malts on the tongue.   Decent, but dark Belgian Sour I guess aren’t my thing.   Well crafted, but not that jazzed on sour black biers.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of oak, vinous, barnyard, roasted malt, horse blanket, yogurt, brown sugar, and caramel. Flavor of oak, cocoa, vinous, brett, berries, lacto, black cherry, and roasted malt.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2013. A sour stout. Mildly roasted grain and sour yeast. Black and decent palate. Sour finish.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and woody with a bunch of baking spices. Great sour.
tmoreau (2370) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a murky, dark brown color, with a little lighter hue to the modest head foam, and some spotty lacing. The nose was dark fruit as grape & cherry, tart & wine-like, oaky, a touch of roastiness, caramel, and subdued, yeasty funk. These notes were well integrated into the flavor, and similarly expressive, with an "under control" sourness, good fullness to the body, and some dryness to the finish. A flavorfully successful melding of wood, Dark Belgian Strong, and Sour.