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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Pure rock fury meets Belgian-style brewed folly in this collaboration with Maryland hard-rockers, Clutch. A pronounced bass line of dark chocolate, coffee and black malts bridge the sourness of our dark wood ale for a fluid riff.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3263) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1319) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peregrinari (145) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Drinking this with my Pei Wei food. Delicious. Smells like rotting grapes. Little bitter. Little more sour than bitter. Holler. Smooth like whip cream.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3328) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Tap at flying saucer eleventeen. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head and sticky lacing along glass. The aroma is dark chocolate malt abd coffee Medium mouthfeel with smoke and light roast and nice light dry finish. An Interesting wild ale from new belgium.


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