Errl (572) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG) Nose is Roasty malts, chocolate, pepper,light smoke...Taste is Chocolate malts, spiceness, plum, toffee, grains..Palate is a light touch or tartness which throws me off a bit, nice medium body.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
A - Very dark brown, almost black with 2 fingers of cocoa foam.
S - Roasted malt, peat moss, vinous dry red wine aromas, woody and a bit smokey. Mushrooms, sharp alcohol vapors,
T - Cola sweetness off the top then sour and earthy. Woody hops provide a bitterness mixed with a metal sourness. It has a smoked but tart soy sauce character. Prunes and tart grapes dry out what little sweet was to begin with. Finishes dry with dark chocolate and currants.
M - Thin side of medium, carbonation drops off after it sets.
This reminds me of a Baltic porter mixed with red wine. The mouthfeel was thin and lackluster. The sour/tart character did not add, but seemed to take away from the collective flavors. Too many off flavors that didn’t blend well. Maybe some age would do this good.
Serving type: bottle
Mora2000 (4048) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate, roasted malt and green chilies. Flavor is chocolate malt, roasted malt, earth and green peppers. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with tan sheen. Mild dark fruit, vinous, chocolate, sugar aromas. medium body. Tart, spicy red wine flavors with semi-sweet chocolate, dirt/dust--not a big fan of sour stouts
TheEpeeist (2821) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a bubbling tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee; opens up to notes of molasses and tart berries. Medium body with a buzz and a tang. Taste is chocolate, sour cherry, red wine and black pepper. Likely infected but drinkable in a sour porter way.
Atom (999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by mattyb83 pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet like a tootsie roll, thin, raisin, and fig. Taste has an earthy sourness to it, with dirt, molasses, and tart cherry. Odd stout not sure if this was intentional, interesting not horrible.
bhensonb (9000) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from ericandersnavy. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Coffee bean aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is coffee bean over smooth burnt malt. It’s slightly sweet/sour. It’s going a bit thin in the finish., but the light sour enhances the dryness. Excellent.
marcus (5013) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a decent tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a slightly sour treacle flavor with a dry carbonated finish.
SudsMcDuff (4698) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Big Bottle .. . Pours a deep brown black .. light foam head, some spots of lacing .. . leather, wet tar, light sourness, and tart cow butt .. . infection seems to be taking over .. . . caravan club?
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
IS @markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks kiefdog-750 bottle-pours black with a tan head. Aroma is medicinal, dark malt. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, medicinal. 2.3 Wow, this was from the same bottle…
burg326 (2327) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at Markwise’s Bday bash, poured a dark black color, aromas of chocolate, earth, light roasted malt. Flavors are the same, decent stout overall.