superspak (3143) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ansalon (1735) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
edgallow (2571) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and fruit. Taste is malts, coffee and cherries.
cards04 (2101) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is awesome. Pours black with mocha head. Great aromas of milk chocolate and lactose. Nice sour cherry and milk chocolate flavors. Awesome.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"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."
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Lore (1362) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
chucklemation (674) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kerenmk (3047) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with beige head. A little roasty aroma but also cherry and a little acidic. roasty, sour, acidic taste. Full body, carbonated, long, coffee-like finish.
nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red brown pour tan head. Aroma of cola, leather, acid, wood, dark caramel. Tastes apple cider vinegar, coco, lactic. Creamy in a way unlike the creaminess usually found in stouts.