Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mostly tart, little darkness. Except in the appearance. Not sure how people pick up chocolate in this. Sour cherry throughout. Mouth-puckering tartness. 100% cranberry juice-like lingering finish.
More like the Dark (as in the misery) of Tartness. But, hey, I’m not really a fan of sours.
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Aroma of sour fruit, chocolate, oak, and a bit if funk. Appearance is totally black with a thin tan head. Taste is sour fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, and vanilla. Full body with low carbonation. Overall a great, unique beer.
ajnepple (4836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Sampled at GABF 2013. Dark brown/black with a beige head. Roasted malt, tart fruit, oak, sour, candy (sweet tarts?). Smooth, sweet and sour. Update: I’ve had this several times since and I actually really like it a lot. Ones of my favorites from this brewery and I thought it deserved a bump. I hope to properly rate this eventually.
jcnielsen (3095) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops&Pie. Pours a black color with white head. BlackBerry, currant, cherry, slight sour. Really nice.
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap. Good carbonation from the deep red ale. Nice foam emits a sour fruit aroma. Sour malts leave a fun finish that is more pleasant than I expected. Good beer.
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington.
Pours flat black. Pure citrus nose.
Yeasty hard candy sour flavour. On the edge, but not over it.
A half will suffice.
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alla spina. Birra di difficile classificazione. Si presente come un a stout per poi essere passata in botte e prendere le sembianze di una sour ale. Aroma di limone, acqua stagna, tostato, al palato dapprima si vede la sua parte stout con malto tostato in evidenza per poi lasciare spazio ad aromi tipici da sour ale quale un discreto acetico, acido, muffa e legno.
DavidLMU (21) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
An amazingly good tart beer. I had it from a tap, and it was simply amazing. Even my sour hating wife loved it.
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gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice tart aroma, could be a little more prominent though. Taste is just how I like it, very sour. So tasty.
maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear dark pour with small light beige head. Aroma of vinegar, lemon and cherries. Taste of lemon, vinegar, sour cherries, and very faint chocolate sweetness on the finish. Huge mouth puckering tartness, not my favorite style but quality beer for this style is very evident.