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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
1 pint can. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is cherry fruity and citric. Dark roasted malty. Metallic. Dark malty and overripe fruity. Mild citric. Coffee and liquorice. Citric and dark malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
pitch dark, no head. aroma is slightly sourish, malty,notes of chocolate. flavor is roasted malts, fruits, berries, nice sour stout

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1080) - - JUL 20, 2013
Can 1 pt. Pours black with a vague tint of red, hardly any head. Nose has roastiness, blood and a tart edge. Medium body, hardly any carbonation, roasty, metallic, balsamico and again this tart edge. Interesting idea to can a flat, sour black ale! 200713

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2322) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Nice. Tart and cidery. Couldn't drink too much. But nice. Had at their tap room in GR.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
16 oz. can from Honkeybra, my summer secret Santa! It pours a very thick black color with a disappearing tan head. The aroma is nice with roasted, toasty chocolate malts and a slight dark berry presence. Doesn’t smell sour. The flavor is roasted malt with some very nice sweet/tart berries. The sweet tarts come in strong in the finish. I really like this one. Berry tartness with no acid or nail polish remover. Nice dark chocolaty backbone. Very nice beer!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Strange one. On the pour you can smell soy sauce but it kind of morphs into this aroma of sour coffee and a metallic, wet-earth smell. Flavor is pretty interesting. Tart and sour at the front that turns into a day-old-coffee flavor. A little too forward with the sour, kind of unbalances it. Glad to try it, but can’t see drinking it often, even if it was regularly available.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6623) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
16 oz. can shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malt from the base beer, dark chocolate, tart black cherries with a hint of spicy yeast character. Decent for a soured stout.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikem409 (1778) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap. Pours black tan head. Magic marker and grape aroma. Taste is sour markers weird beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
16oz can to Surly stemmed glass, Thanks John for the beer and the hospitality. A nice dark colored beer, with noticeable hints of belgian yeast and roasted malts. taste has some clear roasted notes followed with slightly tart finish, not puckering just definitely drying, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours unclear dark coffee with a decent beige head, so awesome out of a can. The aroma and flavor both bring light tart notes on a single Belgian stout type of body. It is a little creamy, very smooth with no alcohol at all. Some green apple notes are in there as well but ends a little early.


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