bigbeersrule (113) - USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt malt sourness is how I would describe this beer. Really didnt float my boat. Called a dark sour ale but I would call it a sour stout.
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Choice City Deli. This is a two year old beer. Bitter chocolate, cherries, roasted malts. The mouth feel is soft and creamy, silky, soft acidity. Very drinkable.
jkwalking05 (4331) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) 22 oz bottle. Tart smell with fruits, roast, malts, acid, and slight barf. The look is brownish colored, darkish, with a tan head. The taste is tart, fruits, roast, and malts.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottled: AUG? 2011
A: pours black with a finger of latte foam which falls to a quilt of the same leaving behind rings of lace.
S: Burnt malts, some lacto tones, a bit of pepper.
T: Tastes like a poorly made stout with souring. Some coffee and soil malts. Grape and sour cherry tartness. Like a toned down Abyssident.
M: Medium bodied with hi carb. Semi dry finish.
O: This beer should never have been made.
Serving type: bottle
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Dark Plum, Brown Sugar, Mild Molasses
T: Light Plum, Brown Sugar, Mildly Malty
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty
Overall, a mild sour that would be great for beginners but not for your average craft guy.
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very deep brown color with ruby highlights and a tan head that falls quickly. Nose is all black chocolate, roasted grain and coffee. Taste is of dark roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, slight coffee, sour fruits, and wood. A very mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. A good level of carbonation with a crisp, medium body.
TimE (4228) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color. No real head. Molasses, chocolate, caramel rich nose. Med body, no carbonation. Slightly sour, rich mouth. Not the best.
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: The liquid appeared a dark and opaque brown color while a fluffy topping of foam was created as a head. In the aroma, a confusing mixture of scents come through with the initial aroma being a black roast malt along with a background of sour Belgian yeast and a faint smell of rubbing alcohol. The drink is definitely different than any other beer I’ve tasted since there is a funky taste of roasted malts that showcase a taste of coffee bean or chocolate and at the same time a taste of spicy yeast that comes across astringent. Again, there is a heavy presence of alcohol that comes across as if I were drinking hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel. Nothing I would buy again, but I did enjoy the design on the bottle.
Damico (2978) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Pours unclear dark chestnut brown with a big creamy beige head. Aroma brings some smoky notes and tangy yeast. The flavor is not very sour as I expected, but the alcohol and boy are smooth. There is a more toasted malt profile than tanginess of the Belgian yeast. There is more wood type malt flavor than coffee. Rerated, aroma brings chocolate covered raisins, very nice in the nose. Chocolate roasted notes with a light tart ending.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dense dark brown that looks about the same color as it did in the (brown) bottle. The aroma has some light grains and a bit of lactose-like sweetness. It’s not bad, but it is just not much. The flavor has a rather complex yet somehow unexciting combination of mild apple tartness up front, some moderately roasted malts in the finish, and faint hints of chocolate and wood that creep in as the beer opens up. The texture is fairly light and smooth, which allows a light lingering woodiness to develop. Despite this beer’s subtle complexity, however, it just doesn’t provide much payoff, particularly for its high ABV.