Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body is black with a dissapating tan head. Aroma is very roasty, light chocolate, caramel. Differant for a stout for sure... Lemon, grapefruit, roasty, a bit salty.
ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from either Sean or Craig. Took one to the Carolina tasting. Pours out a brownish almost black color with a thick head on it. Smell is sweet and somewhat sour, almost like the smell of a milk stout. The taste is smooth and rich and it does have a sour quality. Not many hops, but the sourness is offset some by the sweet roasted character that comes through as the beer warms up a little more. Quality stuff, but I can see how people would be turned off of this beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I bought this bottle at Hi Time Cellars.
It pours dark brown/black with a fluffy white head. The flavor is tart, almost like a sour vinuous (maybe sour lactic?) and I really didnít enjoy it. I was expecting a lot better.
TURDFERGUSON (3879) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Carolina Crew get-togther. Thanks Ross, I think. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is interesting--definite brett, some fresh cocoa, roasted malt. I like the funk, but not so much in my stouts. A nice idea and offering from JP, but not really my bag, baby.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown to black, with a light tan head. Aroma, very roasty, burnt malts, some coffee. Flavor, total 180 from the aroma, the roasted/burnt notes are really subdued, and you get some fruits, and a nice sour funk to it. This stuff is fantastic.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown. Pours dark with lasting brown head. The aroma is odd for the way it looks. Itís tart, sour and faint burnt malts. The flavor consists of tart and sour notes that out weigh the hints of sweet and burnt malts. Interesting taste.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml Bottle from 2006, at least a year old. Pours black with a massive head that takes up 90% of my Pilsner glass. Nose is pure brett. Taste is sour brett yeast, then some coffee, some chocolate, some more brett. Aftertaste is mostly brett and some chocolate roastiness. Strange strange brew. Medium body, high carbonation. Think Russian River Temptation meets Speedway Stout....but not quite. So unique that everyone should try it at least once. They REALLY need to tone down the carbonation though, is so excesive it makes it hard to enjoy/taste what is likely a great beer.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Was told this was a must try, so try i shall. This one pours a little lighter than the moonless night they claim it pours, but itís still incredibly dark with a small brown head. I smell a bit of dark fruit, mostly sour in smellt. I notice some chocolate notes in the smell as well. Taste is pretty nice. The initial taste is again of a bit of sour, dark fruit. As the beer sits in the mouth for a bit, I noticed a slight chocolate taste followed by just a bit of a coffee flavor as well.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pitch black with a light thin head. Smells extremely sour for a stout. Get some hoppy aromas too. It tastes extremely sour for a stout. I guess thats why they call it a foreign stout in true JP style. I usually like my stouts with more chocolate and roast characters but this was an interesting taste. Pretty tart, with some caramel characters. Interesting to say the least.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the O Town Throwdown. Pours a dark brown/black with a nice tannish brown head. Aroma is SOUR, chocolate, coffee, earthiness. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is again very sour, tart, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. A bit sour for what I expect a stout to be, but still a nice effort.