demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle to snifters. Dark pour with a tan ring. Aroma is sour with a little smoke and malt. Tastes quite tart and nothing else when cold. As it warms the sour mellows and you get a little more malt profile. Interesting.
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Chocolate, Hay, Mildly Sour Mash
T: Hay, Apricots, Mild Chocolate Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour
Overall, a pretty solid sour with nice malty chocolate taste, but only a mild amount.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this one at the tasting room. Pours a dark brown to black with some ruby around the edges and a light khaki head. Aroma is sweet and sour chocolates, strangely enough, and some light vinegar that I get from the sour beers. Flavor follows with a lightly chocolates sour flavor, rather easy on the taste buds. It finishes with chocolate on the way down, but leaves a tinge of sour lingering on the to hue. Medium bodied. Very unique and they somehow made this work nicely. Would like to have this one again.
trancecyclist (49) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow--great job, Bruery! Served on tap at the opening of Barren Hill Brewery, and a great selection, Erin! Paler than most stouts, the yeasts and bacteria give this beer a taste unlike any other stout, along with a wonderful dryness which will please all sour lovers. Great beer.
AdamBeer1 (16) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured on draft in a snifter. Immediate tart sour bite with a spicy after taste. Dark appearance with just the right amount of carbonation. A great beer if your a fan of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ($17). Aroma is very subtle and almost non existant. The appearance is deep dark brown/black. The taste is sour quince, citric acid, and faint roasted malts. You tell that there is a stout underneath all of this but it is buried behind the sour assault. The palette is highly effervescent and thin. Overall a great sour ale.
Iphonephan (5833) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Night of the Living Ales on halloween. Pours a clear deep cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of prunes and dark cherries. Flavors of tart cherries, prunes and raisins. Smooth, tart finish.
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2013 bottle. Pours red to brown with a small beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, honey, brett, wood, red wine, sourness and brett, flavor is mainly sour with brett, red wine, wood, tannin a touch of roasted tones, full bodied
DSG (11261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Re-rate 9/14: Botte sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Sour, fruity, lactic, malt. Very little Stout character, if any at all. Quite rounded. Very good. 7/3/8/4/16=3.8
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2013 bottle. Dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, sour fruits, dark chocolate, roastiness, a bit of coffee, cherry liqueur notes and a hint of vinegar. Sour flavor with a bit of vinegar, lactic notes, cherries and berries, a bit of funk and faint roastiness in the finish. Medium-bodied. A bit one-dimensional but still very nice. 7/3/8/3/16=3.7
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is of ripe plum, tart, cherry, raspberry. Taste is tart, raspberry, plum, wood.