Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of sour red berries and funky yeast. Pours a deep dark black with a rapidly disappearing tan head and no lacing. Initially, the taste was disappointing. Too much carbonation up front drowned out any flavor what-so-ever, however, a nice sourness appeared in the finish and aftertaste. As the beer set, some of this complaint disapeared. Light, crisp, fizzy carbonation mouthfeel. Overall, while initially disappointing, I want to give this sour another visit.
andyhwcinc (1618) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Jester King taproom in Austin, TX, which may be my favorite new brewery. Appearance is pitch black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sour cherries, stinky cheese, dark chocolate, and espresso. Taste is tart up front and finishes lightly sweet, sourness definitely goes away nicely, one of the best sours I've had, happy to have had it at this great place.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) jet black with dark tan head around the edge and atop the beer. Nose of sweet coffee, funk, Brett, yeast and local terroir, very light roast, touch acidic and sour in the nose, complex leafy greens too. Taste is way more sour than the nose, medium to light roast, fairly funky, Brett, the roastiness in a sour beer really works here. Natural carbonation, medium body, sweet roasty linger with some sour notes too.
thome50 (1192) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Libertine March 2014 bottle share. Pours a deep black/brown with no head. Aroma is light coffee, chocolate and malt. No sourness. Taste is at first more of a malty/toffee brown ale but then picks up a mild sourness. Slight coffee on the finish.
RickTheRick (563) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
La bière est tellement noire que la mousse se sauve rapidement, comme si elle était effrayée. Des notes vineuses apparaissent au nez, et sont jumelées à des arômes enivrant de cerises nappées de chocolat noir. Cette combinaison se retrouve en bouche et je ne m’en plains aucunement, c’est divinement bon. L’acidité est assez prenante, rendant l’atteinte de la satiété assez ardue; j’en aurais bu une caisse!
gunnfryd (12071) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is sourness, cellar notes, yeast, citrus. Flavour is sourness, berries, funk, citrus, coffee, lemon, cellar notes, oak, vanilla. Very nice beer. KRS 080814.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via Jess. Batch #4, 2013. Pours a reddish brown/black, little to no head. Nose fruity, raspberries, hint of lacto, little bit of tannins. Body lively, with tannic juicy notes, really nice.
llkc (633) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft: egetræ. vanilje . rosin. brandt malt. rom. lidt røg
smag: meget underlig øl-. meget vandet da den er gæret langt ned. meget smag af vanilje kakao lakris. sødme egesmag. citrus eftersmag. denne øl er både god og en smule dårlige :S men er meget tilfres ;D
Pailhead (5442) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sour lemon, light chocolate, and faint roast. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small tan head that quickly fades to a very thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a very quick dose of light chocolate. The finish quickly turns to moderate sour lemon, light roast, and coffee. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s decent and the roast and coffee are pretty light, but I just don’t think those flavors work in a sour.
tectactoe (3076) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Black as hell with a light-tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edges. Aroma has a slightly roasted & dark malt background with heavy notes of sour apple skins, moderately astringent tannins, faint white wine, cherry, lemon, & lacto. Taste is more sour than expected. Tart lacto yeast, lemon flesh, cherry, & some tart redcurrant. Mild red grape vinousness with a hint of wet oak. Roast is lighter but comes back towards the finish with a hint of char & dark chocolate. Mild acetic & vinegar character grows with warmth. Not bad, but I’ve had more enjoyable "sour stouts" for sure,
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Pours black with a medium thick tan head that diminishes gradually to a dense film. patchy lacing. Aroma of funky fruit, malt and oak. Medium body with flavors of dark fruits, chocolate malt and oak. The finish is fruity up front with an oaky vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good overall.