elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, special keg at Naja’s. Scary beer. Huge nail polish, white vinegar, fermented fruit nose. Acetic as all hell. Flavor pounds you with a sharp vinegary acidity upfront, levels with vanilla-oak, strawberry and butterscotch through the middle, before descending again into an sharp, alcoholic vinegar burn. Weird, though I suppose “Buddha”-like in an irreverent way. Unbalanced and rather unpleasant to consume, the bacteria doing awkward numbers on this beer. There are interesting things happening here, but blending may be a better idea.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Biggest sour at the fest.
Poured a hazy copper with a tiny head.
Taste was giant vinegar without being too acidic, it almost hurt the chest with the vapors. Extremely tart, dry, hints of red and purple fruits, but mostly an acetic bomb.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ’09 Stone Sour Fest. Big frothy head. Dark, dark amber color. Some ethyl acetate. Lots and lots of acetic acid. Over the top. Like Rodenbach grand cru on steroids. A little hard to drink.
JohnnyJ (3910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the sour ale fest 09. This was the strongest sour I tasted at the fest. Very strong vinegar, dark fruit, caramel, cherries, and very harsh sourness. Honestly it was to much for me, this was very difficult to drink.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Sour Fest, San Diego 2009.
Woah! Biggest sour of the whole festival for me. Appley malt caramel aroma and the taste is pure sour pucker. Loved it.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours a deep mocha brown with a beige head that left some brilliant lacing. Nose was big on vinegar, medicinal cherry and quite sour. Flavor was very similar to the nose. Finish and palate were both quite astringent and sour. Like Padrefan said, started off really good then became a little overwhelming.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2009 Stone Sour Fest. This one started off great but the instense sour flavor knocked the score down a little. Can a beer be too sour? No, but the vinegar taste killed it for me.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Dark copper brown with a fizzy white head. Sour grain, pear, apple aroma and taste with some chocolate notes and a very astringent finish.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1st rating, today at Sour Fest at Stone, the 3rd annual one, nice to see new deschutes one off sours after year 1. This was on massive brutal sour that I have to say I really really enjoyed. Poured brown cloudy with a tan head. Nose is supremely tart. Taste was beyond acidic, beyond vinegar brutal intense alchoholic version of Rodenbach Grand Cru.