Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours dark and brooding, yet liquid and easy, a thin head. Intriguing aroma, hinting at both sourness and rich chocolate. The flavor delivers, an interesting stout base, with a definite sweet/sour dominating tilt. Some may not care for it, but I love it. (#5170, 7/17/2013)
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from State Line. Poured hazy blackish brown with tan head that dissipated quickly. Nose was cherries, funky yeasty malt. Taste of roasty dark malt with tart cherry, cacao, and funky yeasty hoppy finishers. This one had a 75% rate of "I’d buy this if I saw it again", which is exceptional.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
850th Virginia Rating! 750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, earth, stone fruits, mild tartness. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, wood, lots of fruits, mild tartness. Medium bodied. Nice beer, but the sourness lends more of a fruity note than any real sour.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a very large light brown head. Smells a bit like souring grapes. Pretty good aroma. Some yeast. Taste is slightly sweet with a very creamy mouthfeel. Probably due to the bourbon. Slight sour taste. Would have liked a bit more sour. I think the bourbon adds quite a bit to this beer. Pretty tasty.
obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate covered cherries aroma with light bourbon notes. Black, thin tan head. Sour cherry and charcoal flavor. Ashy finish. Nice breakfast beer. Pairs well with eggs benedict.
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheEpeeist (3139) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan speckles. Nose is fudge, elderberry and musty basement with a touch of coffee bean. Starts with a sharp tang but not quite sour which suits me fine. Rich, medium to full body, a bit chalky. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, tart blackberry, molasses and sweeter blueberry. This one surprised me; could almost pass for a fruit beer. Tasty.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/26/2013. 750 ml. caged and corked bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of yeast, dried fruit, oak and light malt. Tart, fruity flavors with hints of oak. Pretty good.
Emeister84 (664) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of chocolate, cherries, and earthy and funky tones. Black with moderately lasting, tan head. Sour, roasty, soily, and dry. Full bodied, sticky, with good carbonation and an earthy, roasty finish.