mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6310-20140504] Tap. Mild roasty sour yeast aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Roasted sour malt flavour has a sour base. Medium-full body is fairly sour. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
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pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with dark tan head. Roasted malt, Brett, oak, chocolate, well balanced, moderate+ carbonation and body, slightly sour with some lemon zest, smooth, dry, very good.
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un stout bien tendre et moelleux vidé de ses attraits décadents. Minéraux, petits fruits acides et une touche lactique constituent la colonne du liquide.
deepeary (169) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Four month old 500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours opaque black with mocha head. Looks just like a stout but when you take a whiff it is oh so sour. Subtle hints of cocoa in the background. The taste is sour and more sour, vinegar, pickle brine, green olives, concentrated lemon juice. Wow, super sour. As it warms up and my palette adjusted I got more of the stout notes (chocolate, coffee, roasted malt), but they are minor characters here. 9.5% abv is well hidden. It’s a weird style combination, and the first I’ve tried. I am not a huge fan but I applaud Bellwoods for experimenting.
swoopjones (6211) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 9.5% version, medium bodied black pour with wisp of a head. mild roast with light funk aroma. taste is sour upfront, touch of black licorice, with wierd tart grape cool aid finish. good, different but good
mathieuc (1499) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of chocolate, roasted malt and acidic red fruits. Vinegar character is pretty concealed and comes out more vinous than anything. Some alcohol can be perceived by the nose as well but what do you expect from a 9.5% stout? Anyway, taste is gently tart and offers more red berries over a bed of roasted malt. Never over the top, never too much acetic. This is as good as this can get, really. Body is light to medium, carbonation restrained and mouthfeel ultra vinous. Some alcohol dries the mouth on the finish but it is never disturbing. Overall I didn’t expect to like this one very much and I am glad to be proven wrong!
kevinsenn (1142) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewery. Aroma coffee and sour cherries. Pours black with a tan head. Sharp sour taste with cherries, and undertones of coffee and chocolate. Medium-full body. Tasty.
mcberko (7214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a mesh of elements, including brett, tart dark fruits, and a little roast. Flavour is well-rounded, with lots of brett, funky tart dark fruits, and light roast. Really high carbonation, with makes this feel lighter than it is. Moderate tartness, with light tartness. Very good stuff for a style I don’t usually like.
blankboy (6271) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size diminishing frothy beige head. Nice aroma of sour fruit, lactic notes and wood and way in the back, a hint of Stout. Flavour’s the same, sour and woody, followed by just a hint of a Stout in the background, if you squint. Medium bodied. This is a joy to drink.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sammy’s treat- Brett dominates from the first sniff giving way to sour dark cherries and suggestions of woodiness. A deep dark brown hued pour with a one finger, rapidly deminishing tan head and no lacing. Humm… roasted malts, cherries, Brett funk, faint citrus notes and a wonderful sour finish lingering long into the aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a well crafted and very tasty sour. Stout and sour…how can you go wrong with that combination?