Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours dark brown with tan foam. Smells sweet and lightly sour of chocolate and slightly reminiscent of mint. Feels thinner than expected, but has a nice roasty flavor with hints of sour chocolate.
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was expecting a lot more sourness out of this beer but I actually enjoy it. I was thinking this was going to be a flanders like sour with acetobacter for some reason...I dont know why. Its like a very slightly sour dry ba stout. I get a more sourness in the nose vs. the actual beer. Maybe the base beer is over powering the souness. Fair price point at $8 bomber. I’m not a stout person but enjoy this. Maybe a little flat. As it warms, it gets more complex. Drink this on the warm side.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head with good retention. Nose of roast, cocoa, woody tartness, light suggestion of raspberry or cherry. Flavor is roast, light sourness, wood, molasses, coffee, cocoa. Pretty good, but maybe a bit too much black patent malt which makes this slightly unbalanced.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark mahogany color with a small tan head. The nose is a mix of roasted malt and a tangy sourness. Interesting. The flavor reminds me of a soured stout. There is a good bit of roasted malt, some nuttiness, chocolate, and coffee with a nice twang of sourness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The alcohol remains well hidden. This one really grew on me as I drank it. Definitely worth a try.
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Black pour with tan head that quickly dissipates. Decent lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Mild vinegar and tart cherry twang. Flavor has lots of dark chocolate and coffee, roast. A mild tartness, some sour cherry. Sour notes come out as I drink on. Wood, tannins, some vinegar. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Finishes on a tannic oak note.
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Lighthouse. Pours a deep red/brown with a ring of a head. The aroma is tart with a little vinaigrette and notes of coffee, mocha, cherry and oak. This isn’t one of New Belgium’s more sour offerings. It’s enjoyably tart with vinegary flavors as well as some lactic bite. The malts work well, being fairly roasty without necessarily falling into stout territory. The finish is oaky with fruity undertones.
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a beige head that retains fairly well into this tulip - spotty- cobweb lacing is present here. Anyway - the nose is heavy on the malt side - I wouldn’t even say it bridges anything, the keyword is dominate for me. The nose is dark chocolate, licorice, and coffee. The flavor profile , for me, makes it hard to find the sour here. But it is definitely there. Barely. I find it fairly hard to drink in quantity - the sour notes are begging to come out, but are so beaten back by the dark malt profile. I found it a little disappointing, honestly.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm, I am interested in how this beer has expanded on the sourness that is inherent in stout beers. Overall a pretty nice chocolate stout with an enhanced sourness and a very dry finish relative to style. Good stuff. Thanks Argo0!
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, cocoa, some sourness/cherry, light roast/coffee. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa/milk chocolate, some cherry, light sour, roast. Medium body, alcohol well contained.
scottw86 (1126) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured almost black with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some dark fruit like grapes. Some slightly sour notes but not too much. Taste is very smooth and a little sweet. Chocolate roasted flavors. Finish is slightly sour and tart with yeast and fruit. Very interesting and well balanced.