Karl Strauss Queen of Tarts
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
22nd Anniversary Imperial Stout aged and soured in bourbon barrels for two years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of caramel, citrus and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12112) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
CBC @brewery on tap-pours lt brown-deep red. A-tart dk fruit, med malt. T-tart dk fruit-cherry, wood, med malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (854) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5353) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
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.

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