kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Lasting light tan head on a black, opaque body! Aromas of barnyardy oak and roast, and of course the house yeast with itís plasticky phenolic... At least to me... Beyond that, hints of dark chocolate, toasty malt, and caramel. Thereís a touch of sourness that completes the aroma that translates to the flavor, which is a bit on the tart side (lactic). Some light chocolate, but the aroma is more predominant with barnyard than the flavor is, thankfully. Smooth after the initial tartness with a very dry, tart finish that is both caramelly and chocolate malty flavored. Spicy flavor from both wood and yeast combo. Aftertaste is chocolatey, tart, funky, and woody. MF is dry, but smooth after a few sips. Alcohol is well hidden! Body is lighter with high CO2 level. Interesting beer! Not sure I like it as itís sour, and a Belgian stout. I appreciate it for what it is, but I canít drink more than one of these a night. Great if you want something different though! I like the aroma, but the flavor just doesnít do it for me for this one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with a small soapy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was sour, tangy, bitter and had a touch of vinegar. The flavor was sour vinegar, tart, somewhat bitter and had a bit of bread. Long sour and tart vinegar finish. Light body and undercarbonated. Not at all stout like.
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro con espuma beige densa y uniforme. Aromas afrutados y Šcidos, cereza. En boca tiene una densidad media con un inicio tostado que combina muy bien con un final Šcido y afrutado. No es una stout al uso, pero estŠ muy rica.
monk191 (727) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not what I expected. Very sour and tarty. Pours a deep black with a thin brown head. Smells of coffee, cream, and some sourness. Taste starts off fine, but finishes very tart, like sour candy. Not a huge fan, a little too intense. Had on tap at the Trappist.
czar (3805) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by jean-michaŽl, thanks dude. pours unclear dark brown with a small creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. chocolatey and roasted maltiness, red fruitiness-plenty, as well from malt/belgian yeast and from barrel treatment, vinous it is - red wine, lightly tart and citric cherries, tannic, hint of dust. average carbonation - carb is right on, light to medium body, moderate sweetness, tart, astringent and spicy finish. very nice!
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rown pour. Sweet dark fruit hits the nose . Sweet and sticky with very mild bitter finish.
morrison1dm (1) - USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Come on, I could give many of the same characteristics as my predecessors but the truth is this is a dark sour and NOT a stout. The bitter sour over powers most of the flavored except a few hints of roasted fruit. If a sour had a threesome with a Belgium and a stout you might get the hybrid cross of this beer. It states itís aged in oak but I donít get that flavor at all. Age it longer or donít advertise it. I think this is a great sour hybrid beer, just donít call it a stout!
Minderbinder (1589) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. Thx JM.
Pours black with low-medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, wood. Taste is of sourness, wood, roasted malt, very slight acidity. Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Nice sourness. Decent malt features.
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer. It is a sour stout. Incredible sour cherry stout aroma and dark brown color. I loved drinking this beer. I didnít know stouts could taste light a dark rich sour beer. Love it.
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of a beergasm of style and flavor. Not sure what to call this thing. It says "Stout" but it doesnít taste like a stout at all. Snifter pour from draft at the Sybarite Pig in Bocas Raton, FL. Very dark pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is sour fruits and roasted malts. The taste is tart dark fruits and some roasted malts I guess. Medium body and a tarty finish. Very confused. I didnít necessarily dislike it but not sure what to think of it either.
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, blend 5, bottle date 2013-01-15. Black with a medium sized frothy tan head. Lactic sour nose. Oak, tobacco, sour berries, cherry, light charcoal, light dusty. The berry notes become more dominant as it warms up. The stout part seems to be in the background, and I donít get a lot of roasted malt/chocolate/coffee/whatever malty notes usually associated with stouts. Medium body, oily texture, high carbonation. Light dry and astringent finish with lingering fruity and wooden notes. Draws a bit of water and is slow drinking. More towards sour/Flemish than stout, but interesting enough.