airrick2003 (524) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: very dark maroon color, almost black unless you hold it up to the light, no head on this restaurant pour
Aroma: sour, smoky, red wine, spicy, subtle but good
Taste: very sour, tart, red wine but it's very subtle, delicious sourness
Palate: leaves mouth dry, average carbonation, lighter mouthfeel
Overall: pretty delicious, very sour and tart, lacks complexity is my only knock but I'd drink this very often if I could get it at home, tasted from draft at Karl strauss brew pub
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JohnnyJ (4485) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Chocolate, vinegar, sweet red cherries, roasted malt, and light bourbon barrel character. I’m not a fan of sour stouts, this one was ok.
brokensail (11367) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark brown with a small khaki head. Nose is quite vinegary. Some bourbon, oak, and a mild malt sweetness. There’s a bit of sour cherry, grass, and roasted malt. The flavor is quite similar. Roasted malt, wood, mild bourbon, molasses, and a fair amount of balsamic and red wine vinegar. Body is kind of thin and carbonation is a bit low.