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RATINGS: 301   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5748) - 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 donít think this quite lives up to the hype. (#4727, 8/12/2012)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
from iPhone beerlicious app: roasty malt aroma. black color. clear with minimal brown head. sweetness finishing with some bitterness. Alcoholic finish with a creamy slick body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4738) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Super deep and dark brown coloured body, almost indigo or violet with a thin, oily tan head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, raisins, earth and a little bit of vinegar and acidic notes. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive bitter note of anise and permanent marker, mixed with earth and strong nuts, all with a pungent alcohol flavour, some oatmeal and a tiny amount of sour grape flavour. Aftertaste is deep, pungent, long-lasting and a strong stone fruit flavour coupled with the bitterness from anise and dark roasted malt. Overall, a pungent and interesting beer, that while being well-executed, is not such a good beer with some rather pungent flavours that donít meld well together. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from West LakeView Liqours in Chicago, Illinois on 03-December-2011 for US$10.49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-July-2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2333) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pretty nice beer. Reminds me of sour cherries dipped in chocolate. The tartness is very muted and subtle while the base beer is rich and roasty. Nice attempt here.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Tons of tart cherry and chocolate flavor. Finishes roasty. Nice way better than the last beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at churchills with Linh. Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with of white lacing. Aroma is light roast and muted sour fruit. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with similar notes, somewhat watery and bland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Poured a dark, opaque brown, almost black, with a small khaki head. Smell is sweet dark fruits, sour cherry, light cocoa, char, and light marshmallow. Taste is char, cocoa, dark fruits, light cherry, and smoke with a lightly tart finish. Mouthfeel is creamy with soft carbonation. A lot going on, but I canít quite figure out if it works or not, but still kind of tasty. Interesting beer to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
S: black, dark tan head, solid collar, strong lacing A: tangy, coffee, mild, a little roasty is masked by the sour T: different, not complex, but well balanced, hints of the stout mixed with lighter sour notes, not heavy, but a little rich, medium finish O: a cool beer, unique, worth having & worth having again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2012
From the bottle poured a very dark brew with thick, dark, rich head. Aromas of malt and lightly sour fruit. Medium/heavy bodied with flavors of malt and sour cherries. This is the first sour brew that Iíve found that I like.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (925) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle. I feel like it should get extra points for showing up after searching "lips clutch." Very dark with creamy tan head and decent lacing. Nice sour cherry smell with a roasty sweet accompaniment. Roasty flavor, then a little sweet, then a light sour note. Sweet and sour finish, medium bodied, moderate carbonation.


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