Pyrmir (1201) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @CBC13. Black with small off-white head. Aroma faint; roasted malts, green apples and other fruits. Flavor is tart, lactic, citrus zest, chocolate, roasted malt and some vinegar notes. Very nice
madvike (2077) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in GTMW line - Pours murky brown with a thin tan head. Nose is sour, with some baking spice, some cherry and dark malt. Definitely not roasty. Taste is the same--more sour cherry and some mellow roast. Smooth and medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Not all that sour, and not really anything remarkable about it. Pleasant enough, but very meh.
HopRedHead (120) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a short tan head. Nose is like being hit in the face with a barrel full of lemons from the farmers market. Big zesty, lemon peel, citrus and sweet oak aroma with funky yeast. Flavour has definite oaky vanilla sweetness and the dark maltiness from the stout. Nice and refreshing tartness. Pretty well balanced considering its a ’sour stout’, never heard of this style before.
maneliquor (1553) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Geez these guys are doing some weird stuff. Pours like a stout but when you smell it, you are blown away. Nothing like a stout as far as aroma and taste go. Aroma is that of a sessionable sour beer with some oak and vanilla coming through the roasted malts. Kind of like Rodenbach as far as aroma goes. Quite funky and citric nose. Taste is somewhat unbalanced but still gels. Quite tarty. Not sure on what barrels have been used - maybe new oak? Quite oaky and woody on the finish. Vanilla definitely comes through - possibly bourbon barrels? Not sure. Funky beer. Really cool stuff. Stout lovers and sour beer lovers perfect combo I guess
thewolf (9860) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC 2013.
Pours completely black with a small, creamy and light fizzy off-white head. Aroma has roasted malts, green apples, chocolate, light funk. High prickly carbonation, nice dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely tart, lactic, citrus zest and light vinegar on top of dry roasted malts and chocolate. Well balanced.
Zita (3487) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sour aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, light sour bread finish.
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Black with a brown head. Aroma is kinda funky with some wood, some chocolate and fruits. Sour flavor with a bit of roastiness, coffee notes, sour cherries, barnyard, oak and lemony notes. Rounded-mouthfeel. Very good.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mom's Liquor Cabinet. Dark pour with minimal head. Aroma is cherries, roast, and maybe some vinegar. Taste is weird, chocolate, sour, and not awful?
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, funk, wood, some yeast, dried fruit and some vanilla. The finish was sour. An interesting and tasty one.
Camons (3702) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light sourness, oak. Flavor is malts, sourness, chocolate, yeast, coffee, light vinegar. Thin body, soft carbonation, acidic finish. 040513