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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3003) - 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 (661) - , 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 (3093) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2089) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2501) - 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

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