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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Blue Mountain Barrel House series. Naturally occurring lactobacillus was cultivated at our brewery in old bourbon barrels that once held Dark Hollow Imperial Stout. We’ve aged a new batch of Dark Hollow in these barrels-gone-wild and let nature do its thing. The result is a dance of complexity; naturally produced lactic acid interacts with the alcohol of the beer to create sweet-sour esters atop the dark malt flavors and adds a layer of depth to this ale no possible by fermentation with brewers’ yeast alone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Thin dark black pour with a lightly tart/sour aroma. Notes of fruit skins and chocolate. A light acidity and bitter chocolate in the flavor. Fruit skins. Occupies a weird middle ground. Lots of fruit skins in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Roasty, slightly tart fruity aroma. The flavor is much more roast malts than sourness. The sour is more like a light tang than full on sour. Dry roasty malt flavor. The roast malt flavor is neither sweet nor bitter. Hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle from Spirits Brick. Pours out almost black/dark cola colored with a big tan head. Aroma is of some funky tartness, dark dried fruits, toasty malts, bourbon, and some strange sweet almost Tootsie Roll notes. Taste is bourbon, tootsie roll, charred wood, funk, light tartness, not as much sourness/funk as came across in the aroma, but it did build a bit as it warmed. Finish is slightly hot, would like to try another bottle that has a little more time on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
From ZDK’s tasting. The aroma is chocolate, roasty, acidic, really a stout meets a sour. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, and the sour, acidic qualities are not very pronounced. The finish is coffee, chocolate, sweet, light sour acidity. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Self admitted mediocre on sour dark beers, sure there are exceptions and we’ll have to see if this is one. Pours a dark brown/black color with a tan head. Dark cherry and fruit notes with a very evident sourness. Bourbon in the nose? maybe a little but not overly so. Roast, coffee, and sour cherries in the flavor. Pretty smooth mouthfeel. Slight leather bitterness in the back end. 10% doesn’t really show that much. An interesting beer, a little sweet, but actually I don’t think it is that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized deep brown beige head. Big salty cocoa and plums. Soft dusty cocoa, chocolate, lightly astringent cocoa, chocolate, roast. Finishes with a bit of tangy bitterness and old cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Podey at tasting at Zach and Matt’s. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, coffee roast, cherry pie, vanilla, nuts and soured black malt. Medium body. Moderately sour. Still some roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
750ml bottle, Issue #1, shared at Zach & Matt’s tasting. POurs brownish black with an off-white head. Aroma and taste are definitely a mix of stout and sour. Some bitter notes, some woody notes with a touch of sour. Would have liked it to be a little more sour, but the combniation is fairly nice. Couldn’t taste the 10% ABV at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Slutfest. Almost black, but very, very dark brown. Aroma is light chocolate. Tastes unfortunately just like a really, really badly out of control infection. Yikes. Let me note - I love sours. But this didn’t strike me as a sour, it struck me as a bottled accident. I’ve home-brewed accidents myself - I know the flavor, and this, unfortunately, hit me as an accident, as much as I really wanted to like it. Horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle shared by jmborggren. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour & sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

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