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RATINGS: 769   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 (1092) - 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 it’s plasticky phenolic... At least to me... Beyond that, hints of dark chocolate, toasty malt, and caramel. There’s 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 it’s sour, and a Belgian stout. I appreciate it for what it is, but I can’t drink more than one of these a night. Great if you want something different though! I like the aroma, but the flavor just doesn’t do it for me for this one.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - MAR 27, 2014
Color negro con espuma beige densa y uniforme. Aromas afrutados y ácidos, cereza. En boca tiene una densidad media con un inicio tostado que combina muy bien con un final ácido y afrutado. No es una stout al uso, pero está muy rica.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
monk191 (727) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3805) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
bottle shared by jean-michaël, 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Deep rown pour. Sweet dark fruit hits the nose . Sweet and sticky with very mild bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morrison1dm (1) - USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
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 it’s aged in oak but I don’t get that flavor at all. Age it longer or don’t advertise it. I think this is a great sour hybrid beer, just don’t call it a stout!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1589) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
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.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
I love this beer. It is a sour stout. Incredible sour cherry stout aroma and dark brown color. I loved drinking this beer. I didn’t know stouts could taste light a dark rich sour beer. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Sort of a beergasm of style and flavor. Not sure what to call this thing. It says "Stout" but it doesn’t 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 didn’t necessarily dislike it but not sure what to think of it either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
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 don’t 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.


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