wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 7/12/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Belmont Station. Pours almost completely black with an average tan head that slowly settles into a collar of lace. The nose is prune with coffee, dark chocolate, roast, and a nice red wine vinegar and citrus sourness. The flavor is the same, with all of the flavors nicely melded, and the sourness not really kicking in until the finish. The body is medium and tannic with average carbonation and a long roasted dark chocolate, coffee, and sour red wine vinegar and citrus finish.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at Noc noc. Opaque dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is nice lacto sour, sweet choc , leather, praline, little Apple. Flavour is tangy granny smith apple, sweet vanilla. Choc some coconut. Tangy. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and sour, highish carbonation. Good sour stout.
Ferris (9646) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Soured dark malts and cherry notes. Deep brown black with a thin beige head. Tart and nicely soured dark malts.
Ratman197 (12130) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear datk reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, grapes, oak, cocoa and light bourbon. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, grapes, light oak and a hint of bourbon with a crisp dry tart lingering roasty grape finish.
superspak (3964) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch #2, bottled in November 2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, black pepper, leather, light vanilla, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, black pepper, leather, light vanilla/char, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Moderate balanced tartness/spiciness and light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, oak, black pepper, leather, light char, and yeast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and slightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.
The_Osprey (4854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Paul’s 10K, many thanks to Theydon_Boost. 8.5% bottled Nov 2014. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is spice, dried out lemon, dry apricot, dusty. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is chocolate and mint, mint choc chip, earthy and tangy sour lemon notes, dry finish. Nice.
teorn88 (5140) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22pz bomber shared at Paul’s 10k tasting in London. Many thanks to Cloin for this juan. It pours a dark brown almost black color with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet malty and tangy with raisins and red fruits. Taste is tangy and acidic with hi plate rum strawberries red fruits lemon tang cocoa. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice and xolid
deyholla (9259) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my mom! Pours black with a thin grayish brown head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma is mainly dark grains but has a bit of sour dark red fruits and a hint of wine. Flavor has a good amount of red wine dryness with sour dark red fruits and a dark grain backbone.
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Scopey 10K, acquired in CPH, 26/11/15.
Black with a well appointed light tan covering that dissipates to a swirl.
Nose is bitter red berry, funk, dark fruit notes, brett strokes, red wine tones, fruit cake.
Taste comprises bitter fruit, funk, light vinegar, damp wood, charr, earthy berry, tangy dates, bretted licks.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with warming alcohol and moderate puckerings.
Decent dark sour with a subtle enough barrelled edge.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at my 10K, thanks to Theydon Bro. It pours pretty much black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich, sweet-sour, oily, funky, dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, mild whisky and jammy blackcurrant. The taste is bitter-sour, earthy, funky, some acidity, charred wood, cocoa, granny smith apple, charred wood, leather and some alcohol heat towards the finish with a dry, woody finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Interesting, but I am never quite sure about the balance of dark roasty sours. Not bad anyways.
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries, red wine, light chocolate, hints of roast, and vinegar. It?s a dark brown with some orange highlights and beige head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with light-moderate cherry, light chocolate, cola, and just a hint of roast. The finish light lemon, light red wine, and a hint of vinegar. It?s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, I?m generally not a big fan of dark sours because I don?t think sour and roasty work well together, but this is very light on roastiness.