kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark purple mostly black body. Don’t really care for the smell. I’m the only one getting this, but I get a grape cough medicine smell. Luckily, the taste was very good. No medicine. Tart sour roasty flavor. Mild oak flavor. Interesting to be drinking a sour stout.
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet Beauregarde meets a sticky end when trying a gobstopper which changes favour in the mouth to systematically represent each element of a three course meal. This beer does the same. Hold it in the mouth and you really do get a bit of everything. Before that, the nose gives you dark fruit, Brett sourness, milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes include blackcurrants, red wine, balsamic vinegar, wafers, cherry cola, sherbet lemons, lime, sour cherry and a touch of caramel. Chocolate Bourbon biscuits. Something like nettles too. Medium mouthfeel. Almost black with a rapidly vanishing light brown head. As a completely extraordinary, wacky, multi-faceted taste experience, I’ve not had anything quite like it. It’s not a stout. It’s a bit weird. I like it.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a miniscule off-white head. Nose is dark berries, figs, lactic sour notes, lemon juice, raisins, hints of grape peel, red fruits and barnyard funk. Taste is balsamic, vinegar, acetic notes, lemon juice, citric peel, raisins, brown bread and hints of rye, wood and red berries. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice and sour stout; the sour tones are potent and makes out the best of it while backed up by a subtle carpet of stout-ish tones in the back. Highly likable.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another wonderful brew, lively co2 as expected from here. Garnet to dark fruits somewhat tart but not to overpowering. Lingering sour plum finish.
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Near back in colour with spitzy carbonation. Aromas are of cherry cola, funky brett, orange liqueur, and some mild roasted malt. Very "wild" tasting, with all sorts of herbal, cherry, red grape, roast, oak, and vinegar notes. Bright and savory on the palate. Complex yet harmonious.
Countbeer (5309) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: vintage 2014: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius:
Brown blackbeer with a thin beige head/lacing/bubbles.
Aroma has that typical Bruery funkyness with some hints of wild yeast, berries, roast, wood and some sweetsour fruit and others...
Flavour is good tart, grapes, berries, some wood, sweets, wild yeast, light vinous, good tart but no real burning acidity that reminds of vinegar.
Not really complex but the sourness hides some flavours...
Aftertaste is tart, tart fruity, light roast, some sweets, bready, vinous, grapes, berries...
Low carbo, watery tart mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
domienS (226) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black beer with a very small, beige head that vanishes quickly.
Smells funky, green apples, some red fruit, no roasted malt smells.
Tastes really sour.
leaves a sour, tangy palate.
If i would taste this blind i would be convinced that this is a geuze.
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 21, 2015. Bottle shared by linusb, thanks Linus!
Dark brown, almost black, with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is tart dark fruits, citrus, oak, yoghurt, don’t get so much of the stout notes. Taste is tart cherries, some sweet notes from dark fruits, dry oak and faint vinegar. Finish is dry woody and fruity. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, 2013 edition, dark brown color, with a ring of bubbles tan head, with a nice vanilla oak barrel, fruity sour dark berry, plum juice, spice dill, winey nose, with some red wine tannin, sour dark cherry, sour red berry, faint roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, light balsamic vinegar accents, and a subtle dried date, plum, subtle raisin pie, chocolate, fruity yeast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good funky sour, acidic lemon juice, light vanilla oak barrel, dark sour berry, tart fruity green apple, rhubarb, balsamic vinegar, red wine tannin character, with some sharp acidic lemon, lime slice, subtle roasted, black, toasted malt, subtle dark dried fruit, faint black chocolate flavours, leading towards an acidic lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, green apple, rhubarb tartness, subtle vanilla oakiness, lingering fruity red cherry sourness finish.
MarinaMarket (221) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exactly as expected. Dark fruit, berries, tart, citrus, oak. Quite sour but also a full palate experience. Complex and Very Well Done. Tasted at 50F.