shaynsawchuk (479) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL bottle. My bottle said 9.2%. Pours opaque black with a beige cap and lots of lacing. There is a hell of a lot going on here but it?s very well balanced. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, coffee, cocoa, heavy cream, porridge and oak. A touch of sweetness, then a big lactic sour bite, rounding into bitter, roasty malt notes. Ridiculously complex. Full bodied with medium carbonation and no noticable alcohol. Bought another bottle I will have to try very hard not to open. Wow.
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Torst with Clockwork and Joel. Pours a deep brownish black body with no head, thin lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, espresso, roast, and dark malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet dark fruits, cherries, chocolate, espresso roast, oak and malt. Very nice dark, sour ale.
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tørst. Pours hazy brown with great lace and big initial rocky head. Aroma is light young wine, toasted grain, dusty, musty, very funky. Flavor is all that then woody, fairly sour. Feel is watery, lively, dusty. Really nice drinking wild.
neongolden (409) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(500mL bottle from brewery) Pours a very dark brown/black, deep mahogany highlights with a dark tan head which leaves some spotty lace. Aroma has sour dark cherry and other pit-fruit, some wood character, and in the back roasted malts and coffee to emphasize its stout-ness. Palate starts somewhat acidic and sour and fruity, and then some woody, wine-barrel type sensations and a bit of booze show up, with a tart character, light spice and coffee roast leading to a finish that’s got a light roast bitterness, bit of booze and some lingering sourness on the roof of the mouth. Mouthfeel medium but oily, with some fairly strong effervescent carb at first, but which mercifully fades. Quite a nifty beer, nice blend of stout, sour and wine characters. Another hit from Bellwoods.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome beer for a rainy day. Pours pitch black with good head and lace. Aroma of sour plum and cherry, roast malt and a hint of coffee. Nice smooth palate. some subtle barrel and wine hints as well. Finish is slightly sour, with a bitter stout note. Cool and original beer. Tap at Bellwoods.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tan-mahogany. A-roasty/cocoa-med malt, some sour. T-follows. Interesting. 3.4
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at brewpub. Said 8.8% on the board. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a small diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is sour and wood-ey along with fruit, light spice and some roasted malt in the back. Flavour is quite fruity along with a good amount of wood, spices, alcohol, light tartness and roasted malt. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at torst. Dark brown almost black with a tan head. Nose was sour cherry and roasted malt. Taste was roasted malt with a tart cherry after taste, coffee grind.
jtclockwork (8417) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Draft at Torst. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sour cherry, roast chocolate malt and roast coffee. Mildly acidic. Great roast. Nice balance. Medium body.