Nickls (1708) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slightly tan head that sticks around decently; nearly black body. Touch of roast, acidic, slight vinegar sourness in the aroma with some oakiness. Quite sour, red wine vinegar, some coffee and roast definitely come in, but are quickly overpowered by the sour, oak, and acidic qualities....of course itís tart. Slick lighter to medium body with subtler carbonation. Good stuff, but perhaps not overly drinkable for me...minor quibble.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle, 09/17/2012. Pours nearly black, fluffy light tan head fades to fizzy surface film, light lacing. Aroma of tart dark berries, sour cherries, vinegar, background of soft roasted malts and chocolate,vanilla, oak, funk. Taste of balsamic, tart berries, lactic bite, mild roast comes through weakly in the finish, woody and vinous. Light bodied. Great aroma, but taste could use a little less sour for my taste to balance things out.
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Jay. Poured a slightly muddy brown with an average to slightly smaller very foamy solid beige head. Aroma was great, notes of sourness dominate the front followed by slightly burnt toast, dark cherry, band aid, balsamic and chocolate. The flavor was lots of sourness, rotting dark cherry, rotting berries, balsamic, chocolate and lots of acidity overall. I was expecting to hate a sour stout but wound up loving this one.
patrickfannon (1202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Big olí bomber. Split with Janine. Pours bloody murky amber/brown with a thin, fizzy tan head which fades and disappears almost instantly. Aroma of chocolate, barnyard funk, plums, currants and vinegar. Taste is dominated by the sourness; pure dry, tongue-cutting sourness with a bit of malty, chocolate chalkiness on the finish. Palate is thin and dry. Acid-laden, tart sour. Very cool, interesting sour.
Dodgrblu (466) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at Raeganís First Birthday party, nice sourness some beer flavor, good sour.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Provisions. Aroma and flavor of a sour stout. It was almost like the bitterness of the stout was converted directly into the sourness. Pretty damn good beer, but it fell slightly short of expectations from friends' referrals.
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pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared much thanks to Jay at Dmacís. Pours out dark brown with a tiny lacing of an off white head. Aroma is of light roast, funky tartness, leather and some vinegar. Taste is complex, nice sour/vinous tartness, roast, some leather, funk, oak, in a great balance. Complex and very well done.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chuckís. Pours light black with a bit of sediment, minimal head. Smell is funky, not getting much of the stout, the sour overpowers it. Taste is vinegar and acid. Sort of reminds me of La Folie. Good sour.
Advocate_Ames (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 A great tart finish. I was a little taken back. This beverage is on par with the great sours out there. I enjoyed a slight oak scent & taste. If you?re a rd an of sours this is a must try.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 2000th rate. Lots of oak and fruit in the aroma along with a hint of chocolate, raisins. Pours a beautiful red tinted black with a thin tan head that caps the beer. The flavor is very fruity with oak and a lot of sourness, lemon, lime, a bit of funk, some roast malt in the background. I am drinking this outside on a beautiful evening and as soon as I opened it, fruit flies came from far and wide for a taste. Great long lasting after taste. Excellent beer.