swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Jupiter Sour Fest, Berkeley, CA. Dark black pour, medium to lighter bodied, khaki head. Carbonation seemed somewhat high, Roasty with a decent hit of tart sourness. The roast & sour thing seems to throw me off a bit. Decent
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Tart aroma. Tart/light sour flavor with dark fruits and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Tart/light sourness lingers with dark fruits and malt. Easier drinking than I thought an 8% sour stout would be.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on Sour Sunday at The Jupiter. Pours dark black with beige bubbles. Nose is light sour mash. Med+ body. Flavor is sour, like sour malt, finishing with dark malty stout, but sour is ever present. Wild!
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at Triple Rock Sour Beer Festival. Pours black with a treacle aroma and a thin tan head. There is a slightly sour carbonated dark molasses flavor with a hint of port.
joeneugs (2603) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Beer Revolution. Iím not a fan of sour stouts, but this one was very nice. It pours black with a khaki colored head. The aroma has some buttery toffee and some dark fruit. Not much funk or astringency. The flavor is pleasantly lemony lactic with notes of toffee and cocoa. Virtually no acetic character with a lemony, bitter, roasty, tobacco finish. Despite all this going on, it remains mellow and drinkable. Really nice.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head and not much in the way of lacing. The nose carries a moderate amount of diacetyl. As drabmuh points out, this was mixed with a bit of vanilla and oak, creating something akin to cake batter. Whatever it was, I didnít really enjoy it. After it warmed up, some moderate lactic acid came through as well as just a touch of vinegar.
The flavor is a bit better. Moderate roast and oats plus a fair bit of acidity. Very mild acetic presence and a touch of dark fruit. Medium body with a dry, sour finish. Okay, but I really canít get past the nose.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy dark amber brown, thick small brown head. Aroma of sour prunes. Taste is prunes, dates, plums with moderate sourness. Not bad.
DialSquare (2048) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap from Churchkey in DC. Rating is after the fact - so sparse on details. Stout flavor up front followed by a nice sour vinegar vibe. Interesting.
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Churchkey. Dark brown pour with a small head. Absolutely brutal sour beer; tons of butterscotch with loads of acetic at the finish and off, overripe fruit character. Not good at all.