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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Tap. Pours pitch black, with a huge, froth light brown head. Smells of tart fruits mixed with chocolate cream, and light acidity. The flavor is a really nice blend of those flavors as well. Wouldnt call it sour, but it was definitely tart, with a combo of dark fruits, and lightly roasty chocolate and vanilla cream. Im not usually a sour stout fan, but this is probably the best Ive had to date so far. Pretty darn good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
On tap at RBSG. Black. Fluffy tan head. Sweetish. Easy to drink. Nice twang of sour. Not sure if this should be called a stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Tap From a keg @RBSG not on the bus at the grand tasting. Pours black 1 finger black with a 1 finger tan ring. nose is sweet. Taste is tart and sweet and wow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Tasted at the May Northern California Beer Tasting. This stout pours a deep black color from the bottle. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is tart cherry and chocolate. A medium bodied stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are earthy. Lots of sour cheery and funk, with some of that nice stout chocolate and roast malts. The sour flavors dominate. Totally unexpected and very nice. Interesting beer. One of two sour stouts during this tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly tart and funky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Man, was this an interesting one! Brewmaster Craig brough this to the NorCal tasting, and everyone was in shock and awe! Pours like a beautiful Impy, with the nose of a sour with funk and cherries, which carry into the flavor perfectly, and to top it off, a slight creamy mouthfeel! Wow, that was a joyride!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a light brown head. Tart, fruity aroma with a bit of dark malt. Tart, fruity flavor with light dark malt and light roast. Medium body. LIngering tartness, with dark malt, and light dustiness. Very nice. Good complexity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Extremely dark amber pour, thin soapy white head. Fantastic aroma - Brett and cherries at first, then as it warms, fresh cut oak. No real defined stout characters, save for a slight roast mixed in with the cherries. The finish contains some remarkable vinous character and combines smoothly with a mild tartness that has just enough edge to it. A great, unique sour. Props, Alan.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
Courtesy aspidites. Very dark brown, brown/ruby edges, small off white head. Awesome aroma- roasted malt, sour yeast (barn funk and lactic), cherries, earth, oak, light smoke. Flavor adds chocolate, subtle toffee, more cherry, creamy oak, and subtle white wine. Dry, sour, vinous finish. Medium to medium full body, balanced carbonation. Awesome brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
Courtesy of SoLan. Poured a reddish brown color, with virtually no head at all. The aroma is mind blowing. Cherries, vanilla, oak, sour funk, the slightest hint of roasted grain. Some dark fruits as well. The flavor is amazing. The wine component really shines in the mid-palate, with a creamy flavor closing it out. A bracing acidity finishes this gem out, absolutely spectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Bottle: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, yeast, chocolate, spice and some coffee. Flavor, fruits, yeast, chocolate, roasted notes, some spice, fruits.


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