DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip. Batch 2 (2012) from the super awesome Black Tuesday barrels. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.
3.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is below average as it quickly fizzes away and no lacing is left. Edit: Strange enough, the final pour with lots of yeast made really sticky lacing.
3.5 S: Tart and moderately acetic nose. Big cherry component along with mixed berry. Balsalmic vinegar with tangy lactic funk. Light roastiness. Not a lot of the more typical funk components overall though. No basement or barn. Rather, this is more fruity and vinegary. The Black Tuesday comes out as this warms up. You can detect the residual leathery bourbon and chocolate.
3.5 T: Like the nose, this is all about fruit and vinegar. Loads of tart cherries and berries. Balsalmic vinegar and vinous tart grape. Some tangy funk, moderate roastiness, and hints of coffee and chocolate. Again, not a lot of traditional funk. Oak with just the slightest hint of tannins.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not really creamy at all. Reasonably smooth considering how acetic it is.
3.5 D: Iím starting to feel that the Bruery should start making artisanal vinegars instead of wild ales. Most of the stuff they make is acetic acid-forward. While still good, Iím more of a fan of complex funk (which is why I choose 3F over Cantillon most of the time). In any case, Iím glad I have a few more since this will definitely scratch the acetic sour itch that I get occasionally.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-04-2012 00:30:34
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a big tan effervescent quickly fading head... Big bubbles... Berry cherry lightly Bretty tart aroma, lightly sweet, perhaps some choc and coffee notes... Lively tart berry roasty flavor quite complex, lightly creamy.. Flavorful, medium body, kinda dry finish... Simply awesome...
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown to black with a small, effervescent light tan head, very short retention with no lacing. Aroma is acetic cherry, plum, and berry with light toast and cookie malt, funky barnyard notes and earthy hops. Flavor is heavy tart and acetic fruits with light malt, no hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared at Dadtoberfest. Nice sour, rich and fruit. Dark fruit, plums and raisins. Dark chocolate stout profile with a layer of fruity tarts. A well balanced effort.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle at Big Beers. Pretty interesting beer. Pours like a dark porter but definitely has a sour, vinous aroma. Flavor trends more to the sour side with a little lactose but thereís also some roasted malt in there too.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at mekong. Very dark brown pour with soapy light tan head with sticky lacing. Very Nice sour and slightly acidic brew. Would never have known the base style was a stout unless I was told. But still a great sour. Too bad it costs an ARM and a leg.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours black wtih a ring of tan head. Nose is malty red wine, cherry, and malt vinegar. Taste ratchets up the malt vinegar tartness even more, with a little roast that shows itself up front and on the long finish. A bit thin body with a little carbonation. The jacked-up tartness really obscures most of the stout character, and itís pretty weird, but in the end itís still pretty tasty.
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve had a few soured stouts and imperial stouts, and this is certainly one of the better examples. Iím not really a fan of the style to be honest. I love sours but usually not sour stouts. They come across as muddled and confusing sometimes. This however is neither. It has focus. The sour aspect of the beer is most important and prominent. Rich with good fruit. Not overly powerful with the sour. Nice tartness. Good balance. Pours black and you still get some roasty malts. Nice beer. Awesome name.
Creekergauth (3) - - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is deceiving! It pours as dark as your typical stout, but when you lift it to your nose you immediately notice the incredible sour smell. But wait! Then the taste throws you for a loop again. Its starts sweet and ends with a very tasty, sour kick. You will completely forget this is a "stout"
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour black ruby hue thin tan head .... aroma of sour tart brett, light roasted qualities, light acetone, dark fruits and oak .... taste is vinous, roasted malts, tart sour brett, dark fruits, lightly acidic but dry and oaky as well which tones it down .... finish is dry, sour and oaky with a light lingering roasted sour bite ... lip smacking tartness good stuff