ajnepple (2293) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in a Jester King goblet. Dark fruits and a bit too heavy on the roast. Underlying acidity and mild earth.
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of chocolate, grape, sour funk, wild yeast and earthy malt. Medium body.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour, malt, chocolate, coffee bean. Well balanced. Not a great style but decent
Westmeister (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jrob21 (2604) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Cybercat (3386) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jkwood04 (4038) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, sourness and tart notes, some fruit notes, light chocolate and coffee, and light dough. Flavor the same with the dark malts and sourness blending well. Average texture. A cool beer, but maybe it’d be better if it were lighter.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 ounce pour at the Jester King brewery. Black appearance, brown head, visible bubbles. Smells like bright coffee, sour, a little acidic, wood, semi sweetened chocolate, appealing and complex... lots of stuff in the nose to unpackage. Tastes like dark roasted oats, wood, barnyard wet hay, sour, baker's chocolate. Medium bodied mouthfeel, smooth. Overall a dynamic brew that has plenty of parts to pick apart and taste out. This is a fun beer to taste with friends and compare impressions on the flavor aspects. They meld the stout and sour characteristics nicely.
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much like sour black metal release, but the flavor as a whole wasn’t as cohesive as the earlier release I remember tasting.