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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2929) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2013
Dark brown color. No real head. Molasses, chocolate, caramel rich nose. Med body, no carbonation. Slightly sour, rich mouth. Not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours dark brown with some red/amber hues. Smells of cocao, coffee, porter/stout. I was hoping for much more sourness. It is very full bodied with a big mouthfeel. Tastes like a decent brown ale with just a tinge of tartness. Notes of tart cherries, dark chocolate, coffee. A little disapointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (820) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Very pale yellow and clear. Sweet yeasty aroma. Thick white head. Smooth sweet yeasty lemony. Wheaty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3472) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
The beer is opaque and dark brown colored, with a small, tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. The aroma offers roast, chocolate, cherries, and a light funk. Taste is decent, but a bit odd. Not sure the roast and sour combination is working. Cherries and alcohol linger in the aftertaste. Overall, interesting and worth a try, though I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-26-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a near black with ruby highlights and a medium light tan head that is gone fairly quickly. Aroma is a mix of roast and dark sweet fruit. Taste is sweet and lightly tart. There is mix of sweet and roasted malt and nuts, dark chocolate, coffee and raisin, tart cherry, a little balsamic woodiness. In the mouth, its medium full and a bit heavy, with moderate carbonation. Finishes both sweet and tart. On the sweet side, would’ve preferred more sour, but pretty good.

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