GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchill’s Sour Fest. Pours near black with nice coffee foam. Nose is cocoa mix, richer chocolate syrup, no Brett or funk really. Taste is a bit drained/aerated from the Brett, cocoa, lemon, chocolate. Dusty palate, a tad chalky with a hefty lemon citric bite in the finale. Pretty nice if a bit odd.
joshwoodward (572) - - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint on tap at the Church Key SF. Solid, if a little on the sweet side. Nice tang, nice funk, not overly boozy.
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a near black, with a tannish head. Dark chocolate, sourness, light funk, cocoa, roast, sweetness, and some fruit. The body is too thin, but overall this was enjoyable and quite interesting.
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Stone Sour Fest 2013. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The nose is sour and chocolatey. Lemon, cocoa powder, vinegar, oak, and roasted malt. There is a hint of sweet dark fruit. Kind of a chalky, ashy flavor. Roasted malt, cocoa powder, lemon, and a touch of vinegar. Bitter dark chocolate, grass, and some subtle fruitiness. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t something I’d care to drink.
krumbum (704) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy deep brown like muddy water light smells of cocoa. Great rich taste roasted chocolate with killer tart finish. Ending is very refreshing. Amazing!
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a sour dark molasses flavor with a dry finish. Complex and tasty.
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at boneshaker pours black with off white head. Taste is chocatale bitter and roasted malt with a bile funk finish
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with reddish orange glints a a creamy darker tan head. Mild sour/tart aroma with a touch of chocolate. 2nd smell was very smooth darkish chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is mixed chocolate, hop, lightly sour. I’d say tart is not in it. Mildly bitter chocolate, some light brett, and some fruit for the finish. Just excellent.
radioflyer364 (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The combination takes a bit to get accustom to.very well balanced between malt and sour. Oddly drinkable in the long term.
joeneugs (4220) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is cocoa powder, cherry pie, mild toast and funk. The flavor is pleasantly chocolaty with cherry, wheat and a lightly funky finish. Only hints of sour. Interesting beer.