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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
One of our most anticipated and highly talked about specialty releases, This hearty dark ale is fermented with our rustic Belgian yeast strain which gives the beer a farmhouse tartness followed by big dark chocolate notes, and hints of black cherries. Fermentation temperatures often climb past 90°F which builds the distinctive flavors. No adjuncts are added to this beer-- these robust layers of flavor are yeast driven. Listen to the lunatic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (2073) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
New release on 11/22/14. An evening in a can because everything is MAX! 9.8% ABV in Pounder will give anyone a buzz! Huge body, and flavor is intense. Clear but black color. Flavor is malt, Belgium yeast...and TART!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3753) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown color with some ruby highlighting at the base, bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, mocha notes, dark fruit, molasses, woody/tannic astringency, with a bit of freezer burn scent at the back end. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was similar, less the crystals, included some vinous character, somewhat masked but noticeable alcohol, and was tart & dry. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Delicious brew. Tangy and sour yeast. Deeeep breast and cocoa malt notes. Easy drinkjn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Outstanding beer. Somewhat imperial stout with cherry, a little farmhouse in the finish. Very drinkable and tasty.Jet black. I cannot remember how I got this one, thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Black with ruby lowlights a quickly setting brown cap. Aroma is spot on sour with cherry, sweet malt, yeast and some mild coffee. Smooth with a sweet taste that is mildly sour with chocolate, cherries, yeast and darker malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2952) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Grainy Yeast, Mild Chocolate, Mild Coffee Appaearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Zero Light, Thick Brown Head, Some Lacing Taste: Mildly Tart Black Cherry, Red Plum, Milk Chocolate, Mild Yeast, Mild Coffee Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 "...And if your stout turns out to taste like sour fruit,
Just change the name to tart side of the moon..."

Tap: Black as night with some sharp, ruby edges; fine-bubbled cap, tan in color and creamy looking, shows nice retention all the way down. Aroma is a one-two combo of roast & sour. Roasted malt, sharp grapes & cherries, very light cocoa powder, raspberry, apple skin, subtle coffee beans. Mild damp cotton blanket in the back-end. Taste begins with mildly tart cherry & apple skin that hits sharp but fades into a soft sweetness; malt comes in heavy with nice roast, light coffee beans, & faint cocoa. Finish leaves your mouth coated with roasted & nutty coffee that’s got an abbreviated cherry essence... almost like Amaretto. Lightly roasty & acceptably tart, like a stout with a Sweet-tart. The more I have this, the more I like it. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 On tap at Slows BBQ. Pours a nice deep color. A nice slow sipper while being refreshing and tart at the same time. Dark and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4742) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger foamy dark tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. No glass lacing, and some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, clove, light vinegar, funk, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, clove, toast, light pepper, light vinegar, funk, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cherry, apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, clove, light vinegar, funk, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt and moderate tart fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian stout! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Sampled at CBC 2013. Deep amber pour with a nice khaki head. Rich aroma with sour cherries, funk, rich dark dusty chocolates, a touch of vinegar, and more. Good flavor, cherry, coffee, chocolate, lightly tart. Nice.

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