bwa5879 (748) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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?
shoulderbroken (2377) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JK (4747) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tderoeck (5500) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sic1314 (3952) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Shinskyweiser (47) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Clarkdvm (196) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?
kermis (5944) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JBPortland (1001) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ChrisSc (312) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.