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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We brewed a stout (no, not Black Tuesday, this one is only 5% abv if you can believe it), but we then decided to throw it into oak barrels...and added our special blend of souring bacterias and yeasts. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty sour stout. Not a style you see too often - and in our opinion, not a style you see often enough.
Originally part of the Provisions series.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Dark-chocolate brown with shimmering ruby when down to an inch. A fine crema-like head, light-light brown that fades slowly to a mm film, then to a pachy, swirliness. Beautiful. Aroma: tart dry oak and bark. tamarind. hint of cinnamon and black licorice. milk. maple syrup. Light-medium body. Flavor is ground wood dust and an explosion of sour, balanced and delightful, electric shock on my lymph nodes. Nurse this one to the last drop. Grows on you. Small amount of fluid for big flavor. Not super roasty amazingly! great!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (657) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap @ The Bruery. Listed here as 7.8% abv. Pours thin light black with no head. Aroma is lightly roasted dark malt and punchy sour notes. Taste is similar - thin dark malts and sweet sour finish. This is an interesting sour, bit it’s not a stout. The body is way too thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
Échantillonnée d’un marathon de dégustation: Au nez on peut anticiper que c’est surette, acide mais jamais au niveau que ça atteint la première gorgée. Les malts torréfiés n’apparaissent que brièvement au début et leur effet se dissipe au profil d’un surette intense. Buvabilité réduite, à partager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (666) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Aroma is only lightly toasty with a moderate acidic note that brings with it dark cherries and berries. Some light oak character is also present as well as faint vanilla. Pours black with hints of dark brown and a big pillowy tan head that slowly but steadily recedes. Light lacing. Flavor has a hint of sweetness and roast but is quickly dominated by a fairly acidic note. The acid brings with it cherries, berries and plums. There is a hint of oak but the flavor is mostly acidity and dark, tart, fruit. The finish has a bit of roast to it but also a surprising raisin note along with lingering raspberries. I am always surprised how much roast can be lost to acidity. A light chocolate note mid palate when you taste the oak and vanilla. Low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth. This does not have any of the creamy mouthfeel you would expect of a stout. Overall a fairly enjoyable dark sour. It’s flavor is dominated by acidity and dark fruit though leaving only hints of the base beer. If you are looking for a slightly sour stout this is not the beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Wood, vinegar, caramel, and cherry aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Sweet-tart lactic cherry malt flavor. Nicely blended. Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle at Sourfest. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is super funky, cheesy, sourdough, Brett, oak, tartness, roasty and slightly chocolatey aroma. Great balance and flavor in this with flavors that complement the nose. Really pleasant and surprising beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4104) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2013
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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
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.


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