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RATINGS: 221   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.


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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1445) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1357) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle midlands tasting group. Black good tan head. Aroma is sour fruits malts taste is very sour chocolate red fruits nice bitterness. Medium body prickly carbonated. Good stuff

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
750ml bottle shared between 6 of us on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meeting. Not too sure my delicate palate wanted a sour Stout as beer number 13 on the day. Anyway this beer came out almost if not black, with a thin foam topping. Taste and aroma of an old coffee cup with grains going mouldy at the bottom, a rotting Kit Kat finger nestled on the saucer. I did not take to this beer one iota.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Taste is very sour chocolate with roasted & dark fruit notes. Really not my cuppa tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1950) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, lactose and prunes. Taste is sour dark fruits, tangy and a little dark chocolate. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2898) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Cotteridge Wines; almost black pour with a thin tan head, chocolate and coconut aroma, taste has chocolate, coffee, some coconut, very sour, and some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2987) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 20 2014; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head that turns int a tiny sheet, light lacing; nose: sourness, light roasting, light musk, light wild yeasts, light red wine, light tannin; mouth: sourness, light acidity, light musk, light wild yeasts, light tannin, slight burnt, lightly sour finale with presence of acidity, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 8,2 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 20 août 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en une minuscule couverture, légère dentelle; nez : aigreur, légère torréfaction, léger musc, léger levures sauvages, léger vin rouge, léger tanin; bouche : aigreur, légère acidité, léger musc, léger levures sauvages, léger tanin, très léger brûlé, finale légèrement aigre avec présence d’acidité, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sour with a notes of roasted malt, berries, citric acid, citrus and vinegar. Taste is light sweet and medium to heavy sour with a long sour, slightly dry, berry and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a dark body, as black as can be, topped by a dense, finger-thick tan head leaving lacings. The aroma is funky and sourish, almost lambic-ish, with roasted malts and some licorice. Nice indeed, but sort of one dimensional. Sour, roasted flavor with dark dried fruits, licorice and some coffee notes. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, dry, and with a lasting roasted and sour finish with prunes and rum raisins. Starts a bit boring this one, but damn it’s fine one. 140808

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sour red berries, some funk, lemon, oak, vanilla, malt and yeast. Flavor is sour and sweet with some lemon,sour funk, oak,caramel, coffee and some roasted malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2008) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
750ml bottle. Brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, mild tart and sourness but not over the top, becomes nice and dry with a moderate+ carbonation and a mild fresh body, some cherry on the finish and quite enjoyable.


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