blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks to bu11eye, dark brown pour with no head, aroma of bitter cocoa, flavor of cocoa and sour dewberries. dry malty finish
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle (Bierkompass webshop) (BB2012-06, drunk 2013-10)
On opening and pouring there’s a clear acidity, though fortunately not aceticity. Smells quit like a Harveys (Le Coq) RIS in the glass, bit of plumminess. Black, but no head no matter how it’s poured. In the mouth quite winey. Roasty base pleasant in the mouth, but it’s a very complex taste, and the roast is not the most important part at all. Sharp, but carbonation is very low. Acidity rules the roost - quite a bite. Only get a little saltiness in the finish later, curious. Late finish is dry old hops, nut papers, a little woody, some slight ashiness. Quirky, and interesting. I normally don’t like soured stouts, but this is is pretty OK.
VastActiv (1615) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 17082012. Colour is almost black with no head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, roasted malts and sourness.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is near black with an inch of creamy, sand colored head. The aroma offers ripened dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins), half and half, sourdough bread perhaps. There is definitely a sour component to this beer. While unorthodox, I don’t find it off putting, per se. It seems as though my serving is a better sample than those of other reviewers. Decent, though one glass is plenty. Interesting and worth a try.
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apariencia: mucho cuerpo, color marrón muy oscuro, casi negro, nada de carbónico y corona completamente inexistente.
Aroma: muy ligero pero complejo, toque funky, vinagre de Módena, nada de torrefactos.
Sabor: muy curiosa, funky, vino tinto, vinagre de módena, torrefactos, punto salado, muy interesante y curiosa, gana mucho cuerpo. Alcohol muy bien integrado, retrogusto no muy largo, punto picante.
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, BB 02-2012. Almost black colour, no head. Aroma of sauerkraut first, later more rich chocolate, less sour, some tar. Flavour is sour, chocolate, dark fruits, light salty, hard roasted malts, fruity ver sour lemon/acid finish. Light-bodied, no carbonation. I like the chocolate, but the sourness is overpowering imo. Too sour for me, and not very Bretty imo.
sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a watery looking very dark brown oil-like with a minimal frothy tan head which disappeared almost instantly. Aroma is sour and vinous. Flavour is quite a muted sourness with a hint of roast malt. Minimal sour aftertaste. Not particularly appealing.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty slightly sour flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty sour chocolate finish.
deanso (4109) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35cl bottle shared.
thin tan head. Cear dark pour. Clear sour taste but not overpowering. Nice brew.
Nordcore (900) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.375 L. Black with a shortlived lightbrown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some dark fruits. The taste is quite salty(almost saltwater) at first, then it gets more sour at the end. Quite interesting drink. A bit oily.