Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very potent and pungent, they only served these in 8-oz glasses at the restaurant I was at! Not the best stout Iíve ever had though.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to TurdFurgison for opening this bottle at the post-Christmas Chicago tasting. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a pretty dark brown with a minimal amount of light foam on the top of the beer without too much else there. The nose is pretty good. There really isnít all that much sourness. I would think this has to have been accidentally infected, as I was curious about the concept to begin with and this doesnít seem like it was intentionally soured. Who knows. Some chocolate and roast there as well as a bit of woody character.
The taste again shows no sourness but does have a good dose of wood and chocolate. Very nice roast there as well. The mouthfeel is pretty good. It is somewhat thick and the barrel character works well. Pretty drinkable, though. Interesting, but I still donít really see the point of this one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-05-2011
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from triptens...thanks Joe! - Pours deep and dark with no head at all--still as hell, as foreshadowed by the lack of pop on pulling the cork. Sharp alcohol on the nose--boo--roasty and lightly soured, but mostly overshadowed by the heat. The taste is a complete 180--sweet blackberry and currant with vanilla and dark, smooth, chocolatey roast. Not terribly sour, and really, really smooth. Chewy, but still silky--this is a beast of a beer.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Matt for bringing the 750mL bottle! Poured deep brown with almost no head to it. The aroma picked up sour fruit and milk chocolatey notes upfront, with dark chocolate and some raspberry meat beneath.. the sourness only sort of worked with the base beer. The flavor found vinegary sourness throughout, accented by raspberry seeds.. dark chocolate, vanilla, and other burnt black malty character at the core.. tart and quite sour on the finish over warm, mixed malts.. again it was enjoyable, but the sourness only sort of worked. Medium-plus bodied and fairly flat on the palate.. a tad slick through the mouth.. aiight overall.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours to a pitch black body with a very thin head. The aroma is a sour fruit-ish black malted body. The flavor is a black currant, blackberry, and blueberry combination. Very interesting that the dark malts plus the sourness come off as fruits, because I donít think thereís any fruit in this. The body was creamy and thick. Viscous. I liked this quite a bit.
arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black no head, aroma has notes of dark fruit, molasses, some lacto notes, some bourbon and vanilla. Taste is much different, with notes of lacto, coffee, chocolate. Crazy beer, big bourbon stout with some slight sour notes.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Eric for busting out this rarity...Light black that still has brown on the edge. Hardly any carbonation...The aroma is super buttery, actually pretty good. Vanilla, cocoa, roast, but not sour...More butter on the taste, bourbon shows itself off now. Complex notes of vanilla, bourbon, caramel. Pretty good, but again no sour.
This is a decent barrel aged beer, but seems to leave you wanting more as its advertised as sour and you donít get any. Super rare but I wouldnít trade much to get it. Maybe it will be sour over time.
HonusWagner (1115) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 Whereas the first two raters thought this was surprisingly lacking in tartness, I thought it was more tart than I predicted. Chocolate, some slight red wine vinegar, almost a notion of raspberries mixed into the fudge character. Lacks the anise that made me not a huge fan of regular PtFifth. Goodly beverage.
deyholla (5842) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured black with a thick dark brown head that lasted throughout the beer and laced slightly. Aroma started with with roasted malts as well as a note of dark biscuit/bread and some chocolate. Only a hint of sourness. Flavor started with sweet chocolate, roasted malt, dark grains and had just a hint of sourness that came out in the finish. Wish the beer would had showcased a bit more sourness.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a deep black with a large cascading tan head. Slightly cheesy funk, toast and roast, cocoa and chocolate. Big cocoa, chocolate and pudding. Lots of warmth, but not much sourness. Toast and warm brownies. Chocolate. Might not have been really sour, but it sure was tasty.