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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1061) - USA - DEC 4, 2012
Black appearance with a very thin brown head. Aroma is almost like a strong tart red wine, very fruity but obviously sour. Extremely powerful. Flavor is also incredibly intense, almost like a wine gone to vinegar. The stout characteristics are very hidden underneath the tartness. There is some slight roasted malt in there but it is very hard to notice. Overall, very interesting take on the style, but I still havenít completely warmed up to the sour ales. Still this is worth trying if youíre into it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a receding tan head that ends in a ring of tan foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is very sour with tart fruit, leather, funky yeast, hints of sour milk, sweat, damp wood and wet earth. Taste is over the top sour. The first sip of this, were it a blind taste, would not lead me to believe this was a stout as all stout characteristics seem far removed from this beer. Thereís lots of sour fruit, lemon juice, tart berries, damp wood, strong, funky yeast and earthiness. Body is light-medium with a strong acidic feel and light carbonation. Bone dry during the finish. Ends with more unripe, sour fruit, tart berries, lemon juice, sour milk, wet wood and strong funky yeast. This is more sour than some lambics Iíve had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, grapes, sour citrus and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of grapes, citrus, roastiness, light barnyard and light oak with a crisp dry tart lingering sour grape finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikesaum (630) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours like a stout, but the head fades crazy quick. Aroma is oaky, and fruity, no roastiness, lactic. Holy shit, this is possibly the most lactic, sour brew iíve ever had, taste like super tart black berries, lots of lactic acid, some vinegar, super oaky, flavor, dry puckering woody finish,I donít see any stout here, but this is one fantastic brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to grownfool. Smells like a chocolate covered cherry. Nicely tart , fruity notes blended with a dark chocolate flavor. Some subtle woody notes as it warms. Hints of coffee, as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This elegantly lactic and fruity brew leaves a tantalizing trail onto subtle chocolatey malts. A beautiful creation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the brown-hued darkness.
-The fruitiness is reminiscent of black grapes and grapefruit.
-This is one of those rare dark beers which would make many tasters do a double take.
-The finishís sourness will please those looking for intensity at that level.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, sour berries, cellar and wood. Flavor is sour and sweet with some vinegar, caramel, malt, sour berries, funk and wood. Nice tart finish.Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9434) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours clear reddish dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma is sour with notes of roasted malt, vinegar and hint of wood. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long sour, dry and hint of roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a reddish dark brown body and a small, dense, light beige head. Raisins, some chocolate, berries, hints of vinegar and some woody hints. Thereís some roasted notes, both in the aroma and the flavor. The flavor is quite lemony, with dried fruits, vinegar and some wood. Full to medium body, a bit too heavy on the carbonation, dry and tart. Itís a nice beer, but I have to say Iím a little bit disappointed. 121124

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4779) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a snifter. Tan head with little retention recedes to mottle rim. Dark caramel, dusty chocolate and sour cherry aromas. Sharp with puckering chocolate-covered sour cherries front to back. Lasting sour pit fruit finish.

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