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RATINGS: 800   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2010
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Poured from bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, with cocoa, tart cherries, dried plums, light licorice and yeasty funk. Flavor starts off roasted malt and dark chocolate followed with sour fruity flavors of tart cherries, berries, and prunes that carries through the finish of coffee roastiness and yeasty earthiness. Nice Brew but a bomber for one person is a bit much, should have split it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2014
bomber shared with hakes dr at club w, pitch black pour with kacki head, aroma is sour bitter wine like, taste is sour grape? I donít know, doesnít make much sence, I mean, its good, but unlike any stout ive ever had

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Good sour. Not a stout the way you expect. It may be brewed in that style but donít expect a coffee rich chocolate stout. Slight fruit. Carbonation it?s great and helps make it. Would not do a Full bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3624) - 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 (794) - 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 (2840) - 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 (1619) - 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 (2353) - 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 (1847) - 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 (6090) - 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."


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