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RATINGS: 817   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8172) - Mölndal, - SEP 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 First rating
Bottle thanks to _angst_! Sampled on September 1, 2012
1 pt 9.4 fl oz, Batch 981, Bottled 02-07-2012
Dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Acidic, roasted scent. Sour, thin, apple, tart taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
So far I personally don’t get the thing with sour black beers, feels too much like an unwanted part, towards infection, even when the acidity/sour part is intentional.
4/4/4/3/8=2.3

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Bottle bomber size thanks to (non-ratebeer) Matt/Nekrobarr! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet and sour scent. SWeet and sour taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Liked this bottle a whole lot more than the last one I tried, hmm.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
miyauchi38 (566) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
すっぱくて、&#

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1133) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 28, 2015
Draught. Inky black with small foamy white head, fruity aroma, low carbonation, sour roasted malt taste, long finish, bitter burnt aftertaste. A marriage of sour and stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1409) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Old rating. Interesting beer. Mix of smoky stout, tart sour beer, with a hint of wood and funk. Pretty good balance within the different elements. Has that JP funky tart presence.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2454) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Black body under a ginormous tan head. Laces really well in a foam coffee cup. Chocolate aroma with some fruity roast bitterness as well as some horsey brett. The flavor displays much more brett character. Grapefruit rind, strawberry, grapefruit acid and dry roasty chocolate. Dry, thin mouthfeel presumably from the secondary brett fermentation. A highly enjoyable twist on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, roasted malt, chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, roasted malt, some liquorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
Bottled at Mikkeller, Stockholm. Black, small head. Lactic lingonberry aroma. Mid dry with medium body and well, rounded mouthfeel. Tart lingonberry, licorice, coffee and lemon. Laidback, subtle, rich. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (744) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
This one is odd but good. Roasted malt aroma with some lactic sourness and some funk and an oaky woody smell. Taste is the same. 75% funky sour. Not that sour, maybe 2 of 10. Barnyard funkyness is odd in the stout. Weird smoky woody "sour" bitter dry finish, but the sour is band aid funk in the finish. Aroma is better than the flavor. Flavor has some real weird qualities but it is complex and an interesting beer. But not pucker sour, nothing like The Bruery Tart of Darkness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (370) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Murky black pour with a small orange/brown head. Aromas are roasted malts, fruity dark chocolate and must. Flavors are similar but with a base sweetness that detracts. The silky and frothy body is easy drinking. Complex and pretty tasty, but I think I like my funky beers a little lighter.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MosquitoPilot (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
Belgian inspired stout, oak aged, bottle conditioned, roasty malts and bitter hops. Funny how you get your expectations set and then... As I poured there was little head and the nose was like balsamic. Even after that I was shocked at the first sip--nothing on the bottle said sour--and didn’t like it immediately. Shifted gears and evaluated it as a sour and think it’s OK. I can’t call it a stout though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2061) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
750 mL bottle. Looks like a stout with no head. Smells like a sour. Taste is mouth puckeringly sour. It tastes like a stout for a fraction of a second before the sourness hits, and at the end there is a lingering hint of roast. Good beer, but it’s not a stout.


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