pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Holiday Ale Festival. Great pairing of stout with an almost sour beer finish. Notes of blackberry, cherry, and oak.
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of earth, sweet berry, red fruits into some oak, slight whiskey in there with a hint of vanilla, some lactic and acetic notes. Taste is a mix of earth, roast, some funky, herbal notes, hints of berry, red fruit into some oak, finishing fairly bitter, slightly tart.
JohnnyJ (4910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2013. Dark brown pour, with an off white head. Boozy, earthy, tart berries, sweetness, whiskey, and dark fruit.
brokensail (13201) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stone Sour Fest 2013. Very dark brown pour with an off-white head. Nose is not terribly pleasant. Smoke, vinegar, whiskey, and dark fruit. Lots of oak, some molasses, and herbs. The flavor is a little bit better, but not great. Sweet dark fruit, molasses, and raspberry. Whiskey, oak, tobacco, vinegar, and a dry, leathery finish.
onceblind (5410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Clear black with a bit of ruby, no head. Aroma is incredible with sweet earthiness and perfumey whiskey barrels and complex fruity sourness. Flavor unfortunately falls a bit short, bringing only generic sweet earthiness and a little sour booziness.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 4th Annual Boulder SourFest (2013). Murky brown pour, almost black, with a medium brown-colored head and good lacing. Roasty, herbal, dark fruity, band-aid, grapey, whisky, lightly spicy aroma. Taste is lightly roasty, bretty, herbal, blueberries, a hint of whisky heat, slightly tart, and dark fruits. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. A bit hot, but pretty tasty.
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, barnyard, tobacco, raspberry and cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, raspberry and tobacco with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.
drfabulous (4791) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mayor of Old Town. Sour brown with red Flanders flavors. I don’t get the stout part, but overall, a tasty sour red with some fruit berry flavor as well.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mayor Foco. Pours a clear, deep maroon appearance with little to no head. Tangy, dark berry, mild caramel/chocolate, whiskey, somewhat boozy, tart aroma. Fairly smooth flavor with notes of blackberries, tart raspberries, oak, whiskey, and leather. An interesting experiment but nothing special.