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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We brewed a stout (no, not Black Tuesday, this one is only 5% abv if you can believe it), but we then decided to throw it into oak barrels...and added our special blend of souring bacterias and yeasts. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty sour stout. Not a style you see too often - and in our opinion, not a style you see often enough.
Originally part of the Provisions series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (748) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2013 edition, opened november 2014. Pours black with a few inches of fizzy khaki head that settled to a thin corona quickly. Very sour dark fruit aroma; bold grape, brown sugor or molasses, hint of fresh leather, tart funk, cottony and dr. pepper-esque. Fiarly low carbonation, extremely tart puckery mouthfeel, creamy viscosity, dry crisp finish. Intense sour flavor like sweettarts, funky leather tannins, a bit of roasted malts, vinegar-y or wine-y grapes, lemon juice. Magnificently sour, was hoping for more complexity. Perhaps less age would be an improvement?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2377) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at Antenna America. Nice looks like a stout, but doesn’t smell like it. Aroma is grapes, gaffer tape, gooseberrries. Little bit of roast hiding there somewhere.Taste is fruity, initial sourness, dark fruit, white grapes, little bit of roast at the end. Much more sour than stout, but you can feel it poking its head up occasionally. Dr pepper! Later, blackberries, bit more roast, light sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JK (4747) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF 2014. One of the best beers of the festival. Excellent sour cherry in the aroma and the flavor. Lots of fruit; and yeast as well. Full of flavor. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5500) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
19/X/14 - 75cl bottle @ Beuk’s postponed Firestone Walker and other nice beers allowed as well tasting (Brussels) - BB: n/a (2014-1225) Thanks to beuk87 for sharing the bottle!

Bit cloudy red muddy brown beer, aery irregular off-white head, unstable, dissipates immediately, non adhesive. Aroma: earthy, vinous, sourish, tobacco, somewhat overripe fruit. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour, bit vinous, vinegar, little bitter, tannins, red berries. Aftertaste: raspberries, some tannins, pretty sour, vinous, thornberries, earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3952) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle share courtesy of Kermis. Poured deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of vinous fruit, dark chocolate and roast malt. Medium body, flavour is as the aroma, fairly tart and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shinskyweiser (47) - - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Pours dark as night. Smells of nail polish, oak, mild roast and lemon. Taste of sour chocolate, lemon with a dry oak finish. Extremely sour, borderline too sour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Clarkdvm (196) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle in FL. Nice fruit aroma but the taste is just too tart (and I love sours). Black pour but that does not make a stout. Maybe mine was flat?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5944) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. aroma of tart dark fruits, tart cherries, raisins, vinegar, chocolate and vinous aspects. Flavour is light moderate sweet and heavy acidic. Light full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1001) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle pours dark black with light offwhite small head. Nose is tart grape and vinous berry fruit, dark cherry, light dark roast. Taste is cocoa, dark fruit, grape, berries, acidic, light roasty chocolate. Finish is tart berries and grape, dark fruit, acidic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (312) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Jet black. No head. at all. Aroma: Straight up lactic acid. Very tart nose. Nothing else. Taste: Tartness. Nothing else. Palate: Thin body, light carbonation. Long finish. Overall: A little one dimensional. It does tart very well, but there is a not a lot else to the beer. Hard to drink more than a little bit of this beer.

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