TheHOFF43 (2030) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 This is fucking awful. Its a weirdly clear stout. Just fucking trash. A sour stout? Fuck you chefs in black @ pepsican---you should lose your commission on this garbage.
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft sample at Parkville fest. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste is sour coffee.
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample at Parkville Microbrew Fest 2016. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tart fruit and coffee. Taste is tart fruit, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, and malt. Guess I missed the point.
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of citrus, roasted malt and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, citrus and coffee with a crisp dry tart lingering coffee finish.
djd07 (9520) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle on RBWG bus. Pours a murky brown with small beige head. The aroma is herbs, metal, and roast. Thin mouth with weird off flavors, infected?
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black to mahogany body sits beneath a tall, frothy, lightly fizzing, med-light khaki head, which creates light lacing, and settles to a thin ring
This is a tale of two very different styles realizing they actually have a lot in common, interesting aromas and flavors with leather, weathered barn wood, red fruit, mellow creamy lactic notes, and mild green and yellow sourness merging wild yeast character into a coffee stout with brown notes of chocolate, woody coffee, dark fruit, and oat creaminess on a smooth, medium body with medium carbonation leading to tart red fruit dominant residuals with accents of the other previously mentioned components
An interest in wild ales is a must heading into this one as CIB brews everything with wild yeast and/or bacteria, I wasnít quite sure what I would taste based on the description, but they pulled this off, and Iím surprised at the very low scores, Iíll get this one again
1pt 9.36oz capped bomber, bottle number 516, served at 45ļ into 14.7oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter
OldMrCrow (2360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Earlier this year I asked Chris to bring back my Iowa tick, and he came through in true style with this bottle that we shared at a tasting. Glowing brown appearance, sweet tart aroma and similar sweet tart flavors, hints of mosquito repellant and, as others pointed out, tomato puree. Oatmeal cookie. No hint of the coffee. Overall, itís almost drinkable and Iím almost disappointed. Itís not nearly as bad as I had hoped and expected.
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Sour breakfast ale, rich brown, small head. Strange beer, obviously. Fruity sweet aroma, tart body, skunky dusty chocolate. licorice. Not as bad as we would have thought. Style is kind of insane, so hard to judge it against that. Odd beer.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of smoke, leather, coffee, and sour notes - not cohesive at all. Flavour is quite terrible, but not a disaster somehow, with notes of coffee, wild yeast, sour notes, and vomit. Man, this is bad, but certainly not quite as bad as the overall rating suggests.
dicemanstl (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing. Drinks like Jesus juice. This is a total desert island beer, seek this out.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by Ferris, not sure if I can thank you for this one buddy! Aroma..WTF coffee, and an Easton aluminium stick that Getzkey used when he played for the Kings. Taste is sour up front which isnít bad, but the aftertaste is like chewing a peace of juicy fruit with the foil still on. Not very good.