danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. The Bruery 2013 Edition. Pours a black-brown colour with a reddish tinge and tan foam head that diminishes. Aroma of sour plum, woody oak, vanilla, soya sauce, funk. Taste is tart dark fruity plum, berries, cherry, sour and sweet, funky, balsamic vinegar notes, with woody oak & vanilla, spice and some drying tannins. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, sour oaky earthy finish. Very drinkable.
jhamp9 (1667) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany pour with an off white head that fades quickly. Aroma is vinegar, roasted malt, and tart fruits. Taste is tart berries, cider vinegar, earthy, and wood. Light body.
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Constantin. Almost black color with beige head. Yeasty and malty aroma, funky, barnyard notes, tart fruity, vinous, wood. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Dirishman (2) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This sour is incredible. I'm a huge fan! I use this to celebrate at times most people would pop a bottle of bubbly. Every sip gets better and better as it slowly decreases in temp.
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blueshockey24 (437) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is sour chocolate and oak. taste is sour with a faint chocolate appearance plus oak. Finish is tart. Not my thing but it has a lot going on.
jc1762 (798) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 2014 Version poured into a teku showing dark black center and transparent coffee rims with sparse quickly fading latte foam.
The nose shows a mix of brett, vanilla, with brett taking more on the first impression and more towards the oak and vanilla upon warming up.
The palate is moderately carbonated and surprisingly light bodied. The first impression shows a shrewd Italian wine-like vanilla flavor with a strong tartness. Flavors of light plums and cassis reminiscent of a full bodied wine. The tartness combines with the vanilla for a slight adzuki sweetness that stays from the mid-palate towards the finish. Very slightly astringent and tannic, just enough to keep it pleasant. A cross between a wine and a sour beer. Although probably deserving of a higher score, I found it a bit too light bodied for a stout (bordering on a porter) and lacking any smooth carbonation to make up for it.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark almost black color with quick dissipating head. Aromas of dark fruits, vinegar, and some woody notes. Deep vinous flavors of plums, wood, and some foeder.
DandyWolfFloyd (1041) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - black cherry, must, white grape, barnyard yeast
Appearance - black body. Off-white head about 1/2". Settles into a ring, with some foam.
Taste - sour and sweet! Bo-fucking-dacious! This has is sweet and sour cherry, white grape, must, barnyard must. Shades of Chardonnay to boot!
Palate - body is medium, texture vinuous, carbonation is lively, finish sour and dry.
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kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of tart fruit and some vinegar. Nice dark color with a purple tint. Looked thick. Medium weight with a smooth wine-like feel. Tartness of fruit with a cherry touch and some roasted flavors. A little one-sided.
SaxyBeerFan420 (13) - - DEC 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is amazing. It’s sour as all hell with oak, vanilla and subtle roasted notes. If you love sours, grab this. This isn’t a stout lovers wet dream but if you love stouts and sours, it’s very enjoyable!