mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tanned leather. Big sour. Very intresting beer. Very unique. Came to try this beer and I wasnt dissapointed. English personality. The stout is way in the background. If you like sour stuff you should like this.
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trestle Inn, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma is cherry, chocolate, vinegar, and red wine. Taste has a whole bunch of sourness, especially at the front and then there is some chocolate and malt toward the back. For a sour stout, this was pretty good.
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sour, wet cardboard. The appearance is deep brown, deep tan head. The flavor is sour wine, chcolate, roast. The finish is a gain a sour red wine, roasted malt. Medium to medium/thick in body. Interesting experiment, but not great.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a delicious full glass of this @ Fat Heads in Pittsburgh,PA .. drank while browsing their bottle store upstairs .. . sweet tar and sourness .. . deep mouthfeel .. this was so damn tasty, could have easily drained a few if staying in the area for a while .. . . tom arnold, worlds greatest comedian..
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a very dark red/brown color with a very small beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of port, light buttery notes, and some roast in there too. A bit cheesy and funky, hard to tell if its more from the wine, or the actual souring, with very little stout qualities left. Interesting, but I was hoping for more.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at the tasting room as ’Sour Stout’. Roasty aroma with a hint of vanilla and sour. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and a slight sourness. Not overly sour, but a nice compliment to the stout.
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of sour barrels taking over the roasted notes of the stout, though it’s feintly recognizable as being a stout-based. Flavour of sour notes, masking the roasted and chocolate notes. Not much else to describe it with. Solid rendition but it doesn’t strike me as a stout or a warranted thing to do to a stout. Good for what it is though.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s, Norristown. Man, these names! Anyways, found this to be far more tart than a typical Belgian stout and I guess seeing RB’s style designation that makes good sense. Nice tart cherry skins, more acetic than a Bruin. Good stuff.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy dark brownish black with 1-finger off-khaki head. Nose is tart dark fruit, blackberry, port, woody malt. Tastes tart with dark malt and big blackberry, port, and oaky woody notes. Finishes complex and delicious. This one rocks.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s: Aroma funk, diacetyl, and some malt. No aroma of oak or port. Poured very deep amber/brown/ruby in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly tart. Tastes of funk, light tart fruit, slight malt, and more funk. Medium body. Thinish, then lightly dry texture. Light to medium sweet, slightly tart, funk, fruit, finish is lightly dry.