cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy brown color with a one and a half finger thick tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, light chocolate, and tart esters. Flavor is toasted malt and dark esters. finish is slightly tart. medium body. A decent beer.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, lightly sour, woody and earthy hops, dates, raisins, and prunes. Flavor is dark malt, medium sourness, brown sugar, dark fruits, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
JamnesCameron (1) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark as night with about two fingers of light tan head. Head drops slowly leaving a nice cap and some lacing.
Aromas of sour dark cherries, lactic sourness, and a hint of roasted malt.
Flavors of dark sweet cherries, dark sour cherries, a light chocolatiness, a light lactic sourness, and a light roastiness toward the end. Finish is short, light tart sourness, and some roast and licorise.
Palate is fullbodied for a sour, with a slight pull at the back of the teeth with the sourness, and a good level of carbonation.
Interesting beer. It hides its alcohol very well. Nice combination of sour and dark roasted malts. Nicely done.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tan head of moussey bubbles. Dark chocolate and roast dominated nose, tart berries. Very chocolatey tasting up front with a fairly gentle sour cherry middle, dries out on the finish with a roast and a touch of herby flavor. Not as sour as I was expecting, but I do like the way the flavors give a gentle chocolate covered cherry impression. I would only very loosely consider this a sour ale.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Parkway. Dark brown pour with a tan head leaving scattered lace. Chocolate nose with a hint of sourness. Medium body and light, fine carbonation. Chocolate, burnt toast, tart cherries and some wood. Long, tart and slightly bitter finish with some late coffee. This isnít Love, which apparently some folks are expecting, but rather a more moderate sour. Tasty and a way to cut your sour teeth.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The surprising thing about this one isnít really that the sour is mild and more like an acidic coffee that has sat out too long, but that it actually has a pretty good chocolatey and robust stout base to it. So, not that sour, but pretty tasty and interesting. If this were not pasteurized it would be cool to see how it develops over time, but I have a feeling it is, like la folie these days.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from Sj. Dark brown pour with roasted malt, wood and chocolate aromas.
Taste is full roast, some wood, smoke and sour fruit. It was good, but odd.
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sour? Total bullshit. Seriously. WTF?! Dark pour. Coffee, tart fruits, oak aroma. Flavor is loaded with a coffee/grape/cherry note. Again, bullshit on the sour ale.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midnight pour produced a latte head that left a spot or two of lacing. Nose of cocoa, sour dark fruit (unripened plum), tart cherry skin, and Folgerís Crystals. Truth is, this isnít a stout nor a sour. Hell, donít know what it is and wouldnít recommend anyone attempt to recreate this. The description thus far does it way too much justice. Flavor is weak chocolate with a lactic sourness...small bitter coffee punch. Not a favorite.
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 poured into snifter. Poured a almost cloudy black with minimal tan head that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is wonderful mix of sour cherries, chocolate and coffee. As the beer warms up the rich sweetness of the malts really begins to balance the relatively strong sourness. Full bodied with an almost creamy palate that is almost contrasted by the fizzly carbonation and sourness.