italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle generously shared at the RBSG grand tasting. Pours a purplish brown. Aroma has some chocolate notes with cherry syrup. Slightly acetic background to the nose. Flavor is mild; soft notes of chocolate and cherry syrup. Syrupy sweet with chocolate malt in the finish. Surprisingly (and disappointingly) distant and mild.
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown with tan head and lace. Sour cherry, abv, and a hinto chocolate. Sour fruit, light chocolate, and a bito warmth. Light/medium body with good carbonation. nice beer. rbsg.
TheEpeeist (3139) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. My rating #2100 and my 100th Sour. Dark brown with a lively tan head that settles to a haze. Nose is oak, chocolate, black cherry and mild sour funk. Creamy medium body with a tang; unusually lush mouthfeel for a sour. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and sour black cherry. Light touches of coffee, oak and bourbon. No signs of age; interesting stuff for sure.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours near black with a tan head. Tart cherry aroma with roasted malts, chocolate, and brett. The flavor has bretty tart sour cherry, lightly roasted malts, fruit, and chocolate. Awesome.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Miver for sharing this bottle at RBSG. Pours out a slightly reddish hued dark brown color with a small head. Aroma is of some light tartness, cherry, and chocolate. Taste is very complex and well balanced. Tart/sweet cherries, chocolate, sour notes, funk. Lots going on in here. This was pretty impressive.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The pour is a very deep ruby looking black in the glass with a red, Martian head arising. Looks like black cherry stout. Fizzy retention. Nose is blueberry and fruit acidity along with some spicy impeding acetic character. Body has tart raspberry and richer chocolate along with some obvious roast and mild coffee remind you this is a stout. Big berry skins and tannic skins add to the mix to give this quite a light body. Softly tart. Riveting carbonation detracts. Very nice.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ridiculously awesome bottle share at RBSG. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of tons and tons of black cherries, bitter chocolate, dark cocoa and tannins. Light tartness. Low acidity. Full mouth feel.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour acetic nose with cherry and chocolate, light roast and light bourbon. The taste is light to moderately sweet, lightly tart, with lots of cherry and coffee, some light vinegar notes. Decent, nothing special.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
homer alert! Don’t be quick to guzzle, breathing for 5 minutes removes metallic notes in nose. Beautiful pour, dark brown with a cardboard head, not quite as dark as CCB but creamier appearance. Strong roast and a heavy purée notes. Light Brett notes, more roast in flavor, heavy fruit in the finish. Chalky finish, dark chocolate at the back. Reminds of madrugada obscura with more integration and more of a body. Compared to the balance-striking sourness of P4 right before this one, BCB is very balanced, and the low acidity allows roast elements to emerge, heavy smoked malt comes through softly. A true sour stout, very soft, the fruit pith in the finish is remarkably delicate despite hints of oxidation.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to Sean (not the Chicago one)... Pours a dark stouty black pour with lesser intense edges with more of a lighter cherry cola extremity... Aroma of roastedness and chocolate qualities with red wine berry qualities to it. Sour to a moderate degree... Flavors are semi-roast and dark cocoa with an even dispersement of smoked malt, a fair bit of meatiness, and red wine fruitiness. Woodiness comes into play. Nice moderate body verall. Good drinkability and very much well worth the wait. Not always the biggest fan of sour stouts but this has livened up to expectations. Really enjoyed how the smoked malts came through late as the brew warms to room temperature.