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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2724) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear deep brown with a small, fair lacing, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood and barnyard. Sweet flavor that ends up tart and bitter. medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An interesting brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Batch 1 (if there are more than one). Thank you Jeffrey (non-RB)! Big gusher! Pours murky black with a fizzy blackish mocha head that quickly dissipates without leving much trace I the glass. Smell is sour and tannic with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, red wine vinegar, moist wood, moist soil, hay, lemon juice, liquorice root, mushrooms, dark roast coffee, lemon zest and leather. Taste is sour, slightly malty and heavy tannic with roasted malts, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, bitter chocolate, liquorice root, Dark roast coffee, lemon zest, moist soil, leather, hay, barnyard, raisins, prunes, burnt wood and burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is round, tart, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is sour and tannic with roasted malts, raisins, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, hay, barnyard, lemon juice an red wine vinegar. Solid sour stout nicly balanced between the roast and the acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (909) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jeremy. Pours a thick and relatively low carbonated black beer with a very short tan head. Some is strung of roast malt, some fruity berries. Taste is very tart followed by a slight smoky today malt and dried fruit. Very unique, not sure if i Love it but it’s interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. This rating sure is a lot of work bshine! Dark mahogany in color. Tastes like a light version of tart of darkness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3556) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
Pours black , small grey foam Smells sour , yet complex . Funky ( heeeey, now i get the name ) and a bit of malts Taste is sour but balanced . Roasted malts ( bit chocolade undertone ) come very late , and not too intence . Good , well balanced beer , but not something to drink a whole lot of .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Batch 1, bottled in Fall 2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, red wine, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, oak, clove, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oak, and acidic yeast ester flavors; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, red wine, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, oak, clove, hay, straw, vinegar, leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, oak, clove, vinegar, straw, hay, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of roasted malt, oak, and acidic yeast ester flavors; with a great balance of malt/acidity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly acidic/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome sour imperial stout. All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt, oak, and lactic yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1162) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle sharef by Marcus. Pours black with brown head. Taste was lots of roasted malts with a big tart aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a sourish dark malt aroma. There is a brett induced sour malt flavor with a bitter finish. Very unique.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Capped 750 from Bu11zeye. Pours a gusher. Pours dark brown black with a light tan head. Aroma is lightly sour/funky/earthy. Near full bodied. Flavor is moderately sour burnt malt. Finishes sour oaky bitter. Unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Awesome sour Stout. Brown black, looks like an Imperial Stout. Has a pronounced sourness. Chocolate and sour intermingle quite nicely. Awesome.


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