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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Sour Barrel-Aged Stout Shut up and listen. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2014
Served in Jester King stemware (thanks Michael). The beer is a near black shade with an oily beige head. The aroma is quite interesting. Dark fruits, plum, brett, oak, sour cherry, rye bread. Intense sour with an overly ripe sour cherry flavor. Lactic mouthfeel with a puckering finish. Roast and stout character is overwhelmed by the wild ale component. That said, I don’t mind the imbalance that much. Intriguing and interesting. A nice sipper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
The beer is about 2 years old, Batch 1. It has that JK funkiness, barnyard to it, with the backbone of Black Metal. It is a decent job on a sour stout, there are still notes of cocoa present, but I would have liked more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jake. Batch 1, like 2 years old. Pour is dark dark brown black, small circle of head. Aroma is huge sour, like boxer revenge style sour, marshmallow malts. Taste is sour tart, coco nibs, tangy, lots of nutty notes. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
Small pour from a bottle at Hops & Pie. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, light chocolate, earthy and oak notes. Similar flavor, dark, malty, fruity, light tart and lightly sour. Medium body, a little flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Served in a Jester King goblet. Dark fruits and a bit too heavy on the roast. Underlying acidity and mild earth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7115) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of chocolate, grape, sour funk, wild yeast and earthy malt. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Sour, malt, chocolate, coffee bean. Well balanced. Not a great style but decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
HMOG 2014. Pretty sure this is what put JK on the map for me personally and glad I finally got to try it. Almost black, cherries, acidic. Close your eyes and the dark nature of the beer almost goes away into a really nice, medium bodied sour. Still the roasted nature is there and can’t take this sour to the top.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
HMOG 2014. Interesting combo of flavors. The sour stays with you for a while but the stout floats in the background. Roasty bittersweet malt for the stout. Light fruit with a bit of wild brett for the sour. Medium on the brett/sourness scale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2990) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a warm coffee brown with a light buttery tan head. Aroma has strong notes of bourbon and sour fruit plus an undertone of roast coffee. Sour fruit and coffee dominate the edgy flavor, which has a woody bourbon undertone. Texture has average viscosity and good fizz, leaving a sour fruit finish. Definitely funky.


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