ncube (71) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled May 15th. Very little aroma. Smells like sour chocolate wine if that makes sense. Taste of roast and chocolate up front. In the transition to a near lambic level sourness there is a vinious quality that emerges. The sour ending has a lot of complexity as you keep drinking. This includes funky cheese and vinegar. Sour and bitter dark chocolate aftertaste lingers. Overall I think the sour beasties take over this beer a bit too much, bit still a unique pleasurable brew.
brystmar (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too much carb, dark fruits, tasty roast underneath, but it's hard to appreciate. Even with this open for >2hrs! Decent.
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) dark brown, dark tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, vinegar in background, Chocolate malt/lactose. Taste of medium dark chocolate, light coffee, date/plum and other dark fruit. Well carbonated, peaty linger and a little smoky.
kevinsenn (1066) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a half-inch tan head. Roasty aroma with sour cherry/berry notes. Taste is sour cherry and roasted grains - yum. The first sour imperial stout I’ve ever had, and it makes me want more. Great stuff!
Marheb (2024) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bière moyennement sûre qui se cache derrière une stout vivement torréfiée et rôtie. Des notes de petits fruits et de fûmée se faufilent également pour mener vers une buvabilité acceptable.
shorlin (640) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Brown/black in colour with a tan head. The aroma is cherry and coffee. Feel is somehow dry but creamy. Very full feel. Great taste of sour and stout. Great beer.
Ferris (3940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Dark roast malts, oak and some sour berry. Jet black with thin brown head. First sour stout I have ever liked. Dark roast, berry, barrel and sourness. Brilliant.
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out acidic fruit, roasted malt, and oak - very complex and nice mix of sour and stout qualities. Flavour brings out loads of oak barrels, moderate tartness, slight acidic fruit qualities and a little residual roast from the malt. This combines sour and stout extremely well. Quite complex, with the oak and tartness front and centre. Nothing is overbearing, but it all meshes well. Great stuff.
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown/Black with a fluffy off white head. Nose of yeast, berry and cherry tart, yeast and booze. Macerated fruit, cherries, sour. Funk. Deep dark and rich. Roasted and caramelized sweet plums. Yeast, and bright apples. Palate is strong and is bolstered as the flavours bounce off each other.
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a beige head. Funky and lightly tart, with lightly roasted malts, dark fruits, and toast. Good stuff.