Geokkjer (6371) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sour red berries, some funk, lemon, oak, vanilla, malt and yeast. Flavor is sour and sweet with some lemon,sour funk, oak,caramel, coffee and some roasted malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, mild tart and sourness but not over the top, becomes nice and dry with a moderate+ carbonation and a mild fresh body, some cherry on the finish and quite enjoyable.
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from mane liquor shared to celebrate our ironman success! Wow this is weird. Pours pitch black like a typical stout but huge sourness in the aroma! So confused right now. Taste is full of roasted coffee, oaky vanilla and dark chocolate upfront, then you get smacked by the sourness. Heaps of tartness and barnyard funk in the finish. Such a weird beer but it works wonderfully!
Terminus (3327) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery June 2014
Pours dark black with a nice tan head and some good legs. nose is roasty sour, lite vinegar, lots of roast under the sour. favors are very balanced between the sour and the roast. this is very solid. long roasty finish with lingering puckering sourness. this is quite nice! Need to find some bottles of this!
budedou (509) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Erickok during 1st FRBG
Pour is black .
Nose of roasted malt and coffee, some sourness.
Taste is lightly acid with a good but not overpowering roasted malt
sir__v (944) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by erickok at 1st RBFG. Color: opaque black beer with velvet reflexion no carbonation and no head. Smell: acid and sour notes with coffee and chocolate presence. Taste: nice malty and sour complexity. Quiet interesting mix. Aftertaste: sweet and malty notes.
jaghana (4463) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75cl @1rst FRBG. Nose is on wood, oxidized like. Aroma is rich on dark chocolate, sour cherry notes, mirabelle, apricot, caramel and licorice, some acidity. Interesting, but the usual stout is more impressive.
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to snifter glass. Jet black hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is crazy with essences of cherry, chocolate, toffee, lactic, coffee, raisin, slight soy, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a hefty medium body and smooth carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with an immediate sourness and astringent bitterness to round everything out. Overall this is a complex crazy brew that somehow really works!
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery! Dark chocolate, woody aroma. Dark black in color, tan head. Flavor is dark cherry, chocolate, roasted malts, and light funk. Light tartness on palate, very mild compared to some sour stouts. Very pleasant.
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with one finger of tan head. Dark fruit skins in the nose and some acidity. Tart flavor. Dark grain. Light bodied.