Jesterdeal (1923) - 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 (1688) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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 (2015) - 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 (2115) - 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 (264) - 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 (2356) - Athens, 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 (3285) - 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 (4771) - 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 (880) - 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 (1651) - 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?