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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4765) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
Cask @ Borefts - so much better than the Farmhouse Black Metal - cask really works for this one - black with a smaller mocha head - pure sweet mocha nose, light roast, sweet malts, light sour berries - mellow nice sweeter mocha roast, chocolate combined with light vinegar, sour berries, light dark fruits, nice mellow acidity in the back - cask lessens the carb. which is quite good - very easy to drink - sessionable sour stout - great stuff people

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Jester King Funk Metal A- black with 2-3 finger caramel head. S- T- Tart cherries, currants, blackberries, plum, leather, slight balsamic sweetness. Roasted coffee and chocolate finish. M- slightly sticky, moderate carbonation. Nice lingering stout aftertaste. O- Excellent! Think chocolate covered cherries. -

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
I've had this beer a total of 3 times now. And I have to say, each time it has been a gusher. Tonight's bottle didn't gush as much as the other's. but still, holy hell. Tonight's pour had lost a lot of the roasty aroma and taste I had from the other two. But it seemed to make up for it by becoming a little more sour. Sour stouts are a niche product, and I haven't had many. But this is still to date the best one I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3829) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Black with small off-white head. Aroma faint; roasted malts, green apples and other fruits. Flavor is tart, lactic, citrus zest, chocolate, roasted malt and some vinegar notes. Very nice

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2013
from Erzbierschof - dark reddish-black beer with a poor head retention; roasted malts, ashes and chocolate, some sourish cherry notes; full-bodied, moderate carbonation, a pretty assertive sourness; quite dry and hoppy with long cherry, earthy and chocolatey notes - very nice and original profile for a great astonishing beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Geez these guys are doing some weird stuff. Pours like a stout but when you smell it, you are blown away. Nothing like a stout as far as aroma and taste go. Aroma is that of a sessionable sour beer with some oak and vanilla coming through the roasted malts. Kind of like Rodenbach as far as aroma goes. Quite funky and citric nose. Taste is somewhat unbalanced but still gels. Quite tarty. Not sure on what barrels have been used - maybe new oak? Quite oaky and woody on the finish. Vanilla definitely comes through - possibly bourbon barrels? Not sure. Funky beer. Really cool stuff. Stout lovers and sour beer lovers perfect combo I guess. Re-rate. Had this with about a year on it. Absolutely stunning. There are no other words. This absolutely blew Spontandoubleblueberry out of the water. Killer stuff

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (2298) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Very nice. Toasty on the finish. Had this at the Beer Geeks of Northwest Arkansas thanks to Butler.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor shared to celebrate our ironman success! Wow this is weird. Pours pitch black like a typical stout but huge sourness in the aroma! So confused right now. Taste is full of roasted coffee, oaky vanilla and dark chocolate upfront, then you get smacked by the sourness. Heaps of tartness and barnyard funk in the finish. Such a weird beer but it works wonderfully!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - DEC 31, 2012
funky, malty aroma. so black. malty citrus barnyard earth. light and sour. soft and smooth. delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a thin finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades fairly quickly. S - Sweet chocolate malts, sour cherries and other dark fruits, oak, red wine, some light roastiness and lactic acid, and a touch of booze. T - Sweet chocolate malts, sour cherries, other dark fruits, red wine, oak, some lactic acid, vanilla, hint of black licorice, and a bit of booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, sweet, and warming finish. D - Great sour stout. Great overall balance and mouthfeel.


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