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RATINGS: 232   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1551) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1152) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (567) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5331) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2851) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4775) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
A touch on the mouth-puckering side without letting enough of the other character elements shine through, at least for me. Lots of citrus. Pours dark black. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with James on my 40th birthday, 11/10/14. Black with a dirty khaki head. Nose is fruit balsams, dirt, funk, dark fruit rinds, musty wood rinse, light roast, spice. Taste comprises dark fruit peel, spice, dates, red berry sours, fruit balsams, dank wood notes, tarte red berry. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close washed through with funk and subtle acidity. Solid sour.

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