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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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A Belgian inspired stout that is as dark as a moonless midnight, brimming of roasted malts and bitter hops. It will keep you good company in all places, be thay light or dark.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Mom and Dad. Pours black with a brown head, aroma of chocolate, wood, fruits, wine, flavor of wood, brett, fruits, smoke, roasted, medium bodied, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (741) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Aroma is dark cherry, sour tartiness, and yeastiness. Taste is apple, cherry and light sweet malts with a light creaminess. The tartiness is strog but not overpowering. Finishes with a puckering taste. Not much bitterness or hop profile detected. Appearance is a black body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2772) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/13/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart cherry, green apple, lemon, raisin, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, licorice, light char, hay, straw, grass, oak, musty funk, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, dark/roasted malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of tart cherry, green apple, lemon, raisin, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, licorice, light char, hay, straw, grass, oak, musty funk, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, green apple, lemon, raisin, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light char, dark bread, licorice, hay, grass, oak, funk, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, dark/roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly acidic/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian sour stout. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, dark/roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
SWBF 2014. Pours black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, roasted nuts, brown sugar and funk. Taste is chocolate, roasted nuts, roasted malts, brown sugar and some funk. Mouthfeel is dry with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2277) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
750ml bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and fruit. Taste is malts, coffee and cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
This is awesome. Pours black with mocha head. Great aromas of milk chocolate and lactose. Nice sour cherry and milk chocolate flavors. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"definitely has that JP house character, but this keg has some extra age and conditioning on it, making it even more funky & sour than usual. interesting interplay with the darker, dark fruity malts for sure. not something I could drink a ton of, but quite good in smaller doses."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1149) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled sample at Bluemonk in Buffalo NY. Pours creamy brown. Beige head. Sour from start to finish. Never had a stout like this. Very tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1177) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2014
and again: thank you very much for the generosity of the bartender of Sörmanufaktúra/Sörspecialista! His gesture is very much appreciated :-) deep dark brown, almost black colour, moderate sized beige head;aroma of sour fruits, roasted coffee, earthy notes and hints of alcohol; taste of intensive sourness with roasted coffee notes; like a mixture of a cup of coffee and a geuze with the dominance of the latter one...interesting

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (534) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin beige head. Has an aroma of sour berries, chocolate, and some roast. Flavor is also sour fruit and some bitterness. Pretty good, though I’m still getting a taste for sour beers.


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