jjuf1853 (1262) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Land O Lakes World of Beer. Pours pitch black with a very thin foamed head. Zero lacing on the glass until you give it a gentle swirl and then you get a brief glistening shimmer that cascades down the glass with a few sparse, sudsy remnants. Aroma has vinegar and sour cherry notes with the most subtle hint of roasted malt. Flavor is beautifully tart up front with some of the roasty richness in the very tail end of the finish. Excellent sour stout!
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a deep reddish brown, itís got a small head that doesnít leave much lacing on the glass.
The aroma is blackberries, some light balsamic vinegar, itís lightly funky with some roastiness.... but not much roastiness.
The flavor is fairly dry and very tart, nicely sour and lemony with some nice sour cherry & blackberry notes. Itís got what I would say is an acceptable level of balsamic flavor, so itís fairly low but very much noticeable. The whole "stoutiness" is very subdued, the fight between dryness, sourness, and roastiness can be unpleasant in these types of beers but things work fairly harmoniously in this one.
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark brown pour with a fizzy brown head. Huge sour and tart aroma with some light chocolate and roasted malts under that. Flavor is gloriously sour, almost lip smackingly so. Tartness blends into a mild chocolate finish and leaves a tart funk on the palate. Quite delicious.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a small head tart fruits aroma reminds me of something I cant place. Avg pal. Huge fruit forward flavor very tart surprising.. roasty stout character more in the finish. Quite good.
want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Bruery. A freaking sour stout! I tasted lots of sour oak flavors. Very enjoyable for 7.5%. My new favorite style of beer!
Prufrockstar (1385) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by Eric - thanks! Poured dark brown, minimal head. Bit tart, vinegar and lightly funky aroma. No real "stout" characteristics. Taste reminds me of the Duchesse, but less sweet and with a nice, roasty finish. Moderately sweet, acetic flavor. Medium body, slick texture. Overall: by name I expected an infected stout, but this is more of a nice, sweetish dark sour with a slightly roasty finish. Enjoyed this quite a bit.
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beerbastard (764) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours dark brown,with little head and lacing. Definite barnyard aromas. Bold tartness that seems to overide any stout like flavors. Some vineger in background. Very dry astringent finish. I like it, but its needs more layers of flavors.
Beermack (716) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle (2013) shared at Trappist, Oakland. Black pour with thin reddish brown head. Lots of nice juicy funk in the aroma, citric notes and plenty of tart cherries and dark fruit. Loads of tart fruit in the taste: cherries, figs, raisins. Light touch of roastiness and chocolate. Good bit of funk in there, a real lemon juice kick to the palate. Medium body, quite low carb. Lingering tart berries and funk. Great stuff.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Nice and tart. So tart that I couldn't call this a stout base if I tried. Reminds me of eating a sweet tart. A serious tart beer. Pucker power.
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robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with small amount of head. Nose is sour cherries, wood and vinegar. Taste is tart with funky fruits, cherries, blackberries, followed by some vinegar and oak. I got some malted caramel and chocolate on the finish. The beer was good, but would had been better if it wasnít for the vinegar.