GregClow (2977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery. Bottled in May 2013, consumed in April 2015. Deep almost-black with a thin tan head and subdued carbonation. Aroma and flavour both have a perfect balance of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, licorice, and - to quote the Cocteau Twins - "Cherry-Coloured Funk". A great combination of flavours in a beer that held up really well to two years of aging.
TheKeywork (61) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Off the charts. This beer was a gamble at the price point but oh the wonders it unleashed. When you think of crafting a beer it doesn't get any better than this. One flavour leads to the next until it ends in a sourness that hits a perfect crescendo. So well put together it's scary.
dresden (1155) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola looking pour. Whole wheat toast aroma. Really acidic carbonation, tart and yeasty, interesting.
DuffMan (8000) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, #599. Dark brown, lively beige head, light lace. Dark malts, fruity lactic sourness that doesn’t overpower, corky undertones, creamy mouthfeel. Nice balance here, I like the overall rounded, gentle character.
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the source. Almost black color, small brown head. Aroma of brown bread, cherries, light vanilla. Taste is softly sour cherry, raspberry, port wine. delicious.
GothGargoyle (1692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, leather, caramel. Medium bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, shortish finish. Taste is chocolate, raisins, dates, tart cherries.
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5607-20130728] Tap. Yeasty roasted grains aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Sour yeasty roast flavour has a zesty citrus aftertaste. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
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GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on May 15 2013, bottle 506 of 1,563, gift from Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on May 8 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, nice voluminous beige head that turns into a thin sheet, average lacing; nose: sourness, woody, wild yeasts, light musk, fruity; mouth: sourness, woody, wild yeasts, light musk, light acidity, fruity, sour finale with presence of musk, medium-full body, good carbonation, vinous texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, 9,2 %, bouteille 506 de 1 563, cadeau de Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 8 mai 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, belle mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une mince couverture, dentelle moyenne; nez : aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, léger musc, fruité; bouche : aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, léger musc, légère acidité, fruité, finale aigre avec présence de musc, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, texture vineuse; en résumé : bien
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some dry roasted notes that are also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some tart notes with some dry roasted malt notes with light funky and acidic undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix but I am not personally a big fan of those soured stout.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. May 15, 2013.
Pours black with a long lasting off-white billowing head. An abundance of cherries in the aroma along with roasted malts. Very drinkable for its strength. Lots of things going on here, I like this style. Tart fruit flavours and rich stout character make for a nice beer.