lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours rich black. Light tan head. Smell is chocolate and light sour yeast. Smells like an old bottled stout past its prime. Taste is pretty tart and light on the roast malt flavor compared to how it looks. Pretty tart but not overly funky flavor.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with tan head. Aroma is red wine barrel Flanders. Taste is tart sour with a light stout finish, dry finish
Boutip (5198) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with light retention Aroma of sour tart notes with light roasted malt notes that are also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic notes and some light dry roasted malt with light vinous notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Pretty enjoyable even though soured stout are not something I look for on a regular basis.
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
mocha head that disappears fast with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is sour, vinegar, vinous, funk, wood. taste is sour, lemonjuice, red wine, wry, wood aftertaste is bitter, wry .. tanines overdose ends with dry mouthfeel. medium body and carbonation. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75 cl
Habanero (3307) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dresden (1172) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 .
superspak (3496) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.