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RATINGS: 223   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2687) - 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 (1126) - 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 (6586) - 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 (11251) - 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 (4566) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2768) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is salty liquorice and lightly sour blackcurrant. Taste is salty and sour blackcurrant start. Strong sour finish with blackcurrant on the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Very dark pour, tan head. Ripe berries, cherries, deep roasted malt, chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle... Poured (near) jet black with a thin head. Acidity and dark fruits on the nose. Quite acidic, lots of sourness. Oak and vinous tones with a thick mouthfeel and dark malty sweetness. Cocoa with over ripped fruits to go with the sourness too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a deep, blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is vanilla oak, funky brett, sour dark fruits and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cake, sour fruit, cherries, cranberries, funky brett character and oak. Nice sour stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5851) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruits sûrettes avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits acides avec une pointe de chocolat et de café. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de fruits sûrettes en arrière goût. (Rating #5377)


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