superspak (1536) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, red grape, clove, oak, pepper, cocoa, light roast, hay, leather, red wine vinegar, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Incredible aromas with great complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate barrel presence, and a touch of roasted notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, cranberry, tart green apple, red grape, pear, clove, oak, light cocoa, light roast, toast, red wine vinegar, leather, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Big fruity acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart dark and light fruits, clove, oak, hay, leather, light cocoa, light roast, toast, red wine vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and fruity, earthy, and acidic yeast flavors with a fair amount of roasted presence; with a very nice puckering acidity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a highly acidic, lightly slick, and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible sour ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of flavors with big sourness; and very smooth to sip on, even with the big acidity. This was hardly representing a stout in malt backbone(no idea on age); but damn was this insane as a sour in general.
gnoff (6374) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle thanks to Nisse666. Sampled on June 8, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, brown head. Acidic to sour scent. Acidic, sour, tart taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
Nisse666 (3217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beers of Europé shared with friends 2013-06-08 Mölndal
AR: kriek, wee dark chocolate,
AP: hazy dark brown, sthouthy wee beige head
F: sour kriek, tart gooseberries, grainy, fizzy - great brew
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of TooManyBeers.Tart, funky, woody, balsamic-like cherry aroma. Dark brown with a moderate fizzy, quickly dissipating head. Very tart sour cherry, balsamic-like acidic - as well as lactic, funky, woody flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation. A nice one for my 1900th rating.
devman171 (213) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Bottle shared by Adam, Pours dark black with a little transparency. Aroma is funky with light roast. Taste is huge tart and funk with light roast on the finish. very nice!
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a watery, translucent mahogany amber with some clumpy white head. Nose of rhubarb, strawberry, malt, toast, grass. Flavor is very tart, grapefruit pith, rhubarb, vinegar. Acetic finish. Fairly well balanced though.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that continually effervesces. Aroma of tart sour funkiness that has some great dark fruit esters. Taste follows, super tart but an interesting chocolate and roasted make in the middle. Damn good.
Johnsense (467) - - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, low carbonation. Tart candy aroma, Raspberry vinagerette come through in both taste in aroma. Also taste of Oak, Red wine, very slight roast from the stout comes through in the finish as this warms. I like what the Bruery was going for here but the sour qualities overpowered the stout. Nice thick mouthfeel!
pfriesen (82) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown with low carbonation, no head. Vinegar, sour plum and oak notes predominate. Not much in terms of stout character present.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a near black with a ring of white foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is full of raisins, tart fruits, crabapples. Taste is rich, dark tartness. Sour finish. One of the most sour beers I’ve had to date.