Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to RABinVA! Pours a dark brown/black with a small frothy tan head. Tart sour cherries and chocolate malt. Taste of sweet chocolate with tart cherry, ending with sour esters and an earthy bitter bourbon alcohol burn. Finish is pretty wicked and nothing else really comes together.
Rrauth (902) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Interesting and tasty. Hints of stout and Granny Smith aftertaste. Can do it but this aged an extra year which may have cut the tart sharpness.
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TimsRatings (268) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark with lighter brown head. Chocolate and cream aroma. Taste has a dour beer tart to it, combined with a nice choc stout taste.
The sourness carries through to the aftertaste without being overpowering.
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Beergeek23322 (1693) - 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.
TheEpeeist (3052) - 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.
DocLock (7201) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, cherries, dark fruits, vanilla, woody, and some lighter funkiness. Chocolate covered cherries with a lighter fruity tart finish.
Braudog (5357) - 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)
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml C&C bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured an okay looking solid black body under a huge frothy beige head that shrinks down to a 1/4 inch of beige foam that never goes away. Aroma is very nice, lightly sour like a rotting lemon or an old wet band aid, chocolate pudding underneath with roastiness, cola, soy sauce, black olives, cherry juice. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation and a milky mouthfeel that leaves a lingering burnt taste. Flavor not as sour as the aroma, initial blast is some sourness like dark cherry juice along with wet burnt toast, chocolate on the finish along with old black olives, dark berries and charcoal, slight tobacco. Solid beer and I will pick up another to stash away for a few years to see what happens.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are Booklyn 2013. Pours a dark body. Aroma is sour cherry, chocolate and coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of dark, sour fruits, roasted chocolate malts, light earthy wood, cofee, and some spice.
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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