Theydon_Bois (11072) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Monkey Paw, SD, 12/11/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is tarte fruits, dark berry tang, spice, earthy, light acidic rise, red berry balsam tunes, tangy cherry skins, dates, stewed fruits.
Taste comprises soured berries, tarte raspberry, cherry skins, damp wood, light vinegar, fruit balsam.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a berry tang and light puckerings.
Decent dark sour, pretty well joined up and the acidity is well pitched.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Murky brown pour with minimal head. Aromas are roasty, currents, barrel, tart fruit, earthy. Flavored are strongly but cleanly tart, lactic, some barrel, quite estery, dark fruit, barrel tannins. Cleanly sour, medium carbonation, quite thin.
airrick2003 (605) - 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 (4727) - 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 (12154) - 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.