Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart roasted malts, earthy notes and a bit of must. The taste is tart citrus, faint roasted malts and chocolate. Medium bodied.
SudsMcDuff (5364) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep molasses .. medium head, light spots of lacing .. . sour cherry, chocolate, cherry skin, and gump .. . slick mouthfeel .. . when i hear sour stout, not appealing, but this beer is quality! .. . Good god! Did someone let a mountain lion loose?
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle pour. Dark black pour with a very light head. Wow. Great sour for this stout. Drinkable and funky.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to thome50. Big black pour. Vinegar aroma. This is an interesting mix of the vinegar sour with roasty malt. Maybe in place of the Black IPA, the Black Sour will become the big thing. Low alcohol. Very tasty.
hopscotch (8371) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet presents lots of toasted oak, a touch of coconut and a strong suggestion of lactic acid. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor provides excellent, sharp, clean acidity. Very, very puckering. Finishes sour and then dries out a touch. Nothing complex here... just fun to drink. I really like this one a lot. World class brew provided by giarcsr!
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a small RB/BA tasting... Poured deep, dark, near black with a thin head. Some nice dark fruits with puckering sourness. Reminded me of grape or black cherry warhead candies. They really nailed it here with the yeast tartness, oak tannins, and roasted malts. I really enjoyed this one.
tastybeer (1488) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy khuiljoebee. Pour is pitch black with a massive tan head, moderate retention/lacing. Aroma is heavily lactic, dark fruit, cherry, light roast. Taste is amazing: lots of puckering sourness, cherry, chocolate, roast, plum. Palate is lightly chalky, light bodied, slick, long sour finish. Somewhat unbalanced but I can’t help but love this beer.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a light tan head. Dark sour fruits, acetic acid from an abundance of acetobacter, and lots of lactic acid. Plum and bubblegum lead to dark fruit, artificial sour warhead, and cherries. Medium body with an acidic and fully attenuated mouthfeel, culminating with a dry puckering finish.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour cherries, wild yeast, roasted malts, smoke, cocoa, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, some cocoa, sour cherries, wood, and sour finish.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to boamr) deep brown pour with creamy deep tan head. Nose of light wildness, cherry, yogurt, not really complex. Taste of tart cherry, mint herbalness, bit of vinegar, wet wood, no real stout influences smelled or tasted here. Well carbonated, great sour linger.