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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed with Summit Hops. Aged in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels with Brett, Pedio and Lacto. Triple Fermented.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
RBSG 2013. A sour stout. Mildly roasted grain and sour yeast. Black and decent palate. Sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and woody with a bunch of baking spices. Great sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3241) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
750 ml bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. The pour is black brown with a smallish tan head. The aroma is a really interesting mix of roasted malt, lacto sour funk and a bright lemon citrus. Unusual combination, for certain, though it really works as the sour blends well with the fresh hops. The taste is the funk lacto up front, followed closely behind with the roast of the malt and the citrus of the hops. As with the nose, all flavors integrate nicely. As the beer warms, the red wine and barrel come out and take over for the lacto in the front of both the nose and the flavor. The palate is medium to light bodied with soft carbonation and a dry finish. Fun, well crafted beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark brown/black with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, hint of red wine. Taste is smoke, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grains, sour plums. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
9/13/13. 750mL bottle from Grassroots. Dark pour, almost black, with a surprisingly small tan head. Decent aroma, some roast, ash, and chocolate with a dose of wood and red wine and a bit of funk and sour - not much. More sour in the flavor, complex, better than the aroma led on. Funky, sour, plenty of oak and red wine, but not over the top. Lots going on, pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
This is a sour I can get behind. Bits of aged salmon are non existent, like my trust in Michael. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with spotty beige froth. Nose is Tootsie Rolls, wood and red wine vinegar. Milky medium body with a tang, more woody than sour. Taste is cocoa and red wine getting a bit sweeter with red currants then black pepper. Adds some depth with warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle... Poured dark, near black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma had wine-soaked wood with vibrant dark fruits and cocoa. Tasted vinous, lots of dark fruit tones, a hint of cocoa and roast, along with wood and acidity. Funk and lactic acid came into play and push forward the wine-like wood and dark fruit ester characters.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2500) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Bottled:
Pours dark -as good as black- brown with a small head. Vinous aroma of cherries, oak casks and red wine. Tart flavour of sour cherries, oak casks, red wine and roasted malt, some smoke perhaps. Alcohol bitter finish. A bit demanding, but pretty good anyway.


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