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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - 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

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at the Rackhouse Pub. Dark black color, a little head. Smells very roasty, all stout in the smell. The flavor hit me at first with some sour but then it really blended in with the roasted malt stout-like flavor. This was interesting but I preferred Kick and would probably never order this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 08-27-2011 03:11:22

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Tap at Banger’s in Austin. Thin black pour with medium head. Aroma is roasty, earth, some coffee. Not too intense. Flavor is roasty, with a bit of tartness that adds a decent touch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
pours a very dark brown with a slight ruby tint, and a medium size khaki head. smell is of prune, a touch of caramel, wild yeast, and a little cocoa. taste is sour, chocolate, and dark fruit. ends sour and a bit bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 5, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque deep brown with tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of dark cherries, light roasted malt and Gamay wine. Taste of slightly tart and slightly sweet roasted malt, Gamay, Zinfandel and pie cherries. Medium/full body with medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Different, interesting and once you get used to it, far too easy too drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Some tart fruits in the nose and some roasty chocolate flavors. Sour flavor gets masked some, but it’s still enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
on tap at the roasthouse. Cola color, no head to speak of, not much fragrance either some faint raisens, fruit and lemon, nice clean finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bomber. Pours deep brown nearly black, with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is lightly green apple tartness with plenty of roast and some chocolate and marshmallow sweetness. Flavor is more tart with the crispness coming through in the beginning though quickly overtaken by the cocoa and roast into a smooth creamy finish. Medium creamy body and a soft carbonation. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours like dark black, thin head, with good stickiness. The aroma is sweet and fruity. This drinks with a very mellow, mushy sourness, but this is pretty even-keeled. The sourness asserts itself primarily in the final bit. I find this pleasant enough, but don’t think this quite lives up to the hype. (#4727, 8/12/2012)


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