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RATINGS: 569   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Draft at the growler NYC. Wow. Does not taste the way it looks. Pours a deep black dark purple color. Tart maltiness with a cherry flavor. Interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (432) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Pours black with quickly diminishing tan head. Aromas are very red wine: dark berries, oak. Taste is almost overpoweringly sour, a little oak tannins on the finish, but mostly just sour. Tasty, but I’d like a little less sour and a little more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Vintage. Pours black with no head. Sour awesomeness, vinegar and olive nose, lemon and sour patch kids. Smooth and sour, balsamic and sour cherries, a bit of roast. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is sweet, tart cherries with wood and toffee as secondary notes. It pours a deep, glowing mahogany with an off-white light, thin head that leaves a thin ring and a speckled lace. The taste is medium sweet, sour, and a light bitterness. It’s oily and slightly sticky with a prickly carbonation and a medium body. There are notes of sour cherries, toffee and wood with the sourness and wood flourishing at the finish and followed up by a tart, cough syrup aftertaste that cleans up quickly leaving only a bitter syrup hint late.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
couleur noir avec une mousse beige, qui diminue vite. Nez noix de coco étonnamment et de griottes. En bouche, le côté noix de coco ne disparaît pas entièrement mais est fortement diminué. Belle complexité tout de même.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6009) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the holiday tasting
Dark mahogany with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is tart and dark fruit. Taste is tart fruit, dark berries with a dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6104-20131214] Bottle. Yeasty toast and grains aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick bubbly head. Sour fruity base flavour has a lovely oak undertone. Medium-full body is quite sour. Delicious. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
75cl bottle from Kings Arms, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with ruby edges and no head to speak of. Aroma is mostly sour and vinegar-ish, with notes of dried red berries, red wine, wood, vanilla, balsamic vinegar, funk. Taste is acidic from start to finish, with mild sweetness throughout. Notes of balsamic vinegar, vanilla, port wine, wood, red berries compote. Finishes tart, acidic and lemony. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, good sour but lacks the stout notes it promises. More similar to an American interpretation of a Flanders red.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Very puckering, cherries with a bit of chocolate. Interesting. Here is what Superspak has douched about it: " 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, red grape, clove, oak, pepper, cocoa, light roast, hay, leather, red wine vinegar, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Incredible aromas with great complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate barrel presence, and a touch of roasted notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, cranberry, tart green apple, red grape, pear, clove, oak, light cocoa, light roast, toast, red wine vinegar, leather, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Big fruity acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart dark and light fruits, clove, oak, hay, leather, light cocoa, light roast, toast, red wine vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and fruity, earthy, and acidic yeast flavors with a fair amount of roasted presence; with a very nice puckering acidity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a highly acidic, lightly slick, and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible sour ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of flavors with big sourness; and very smooth to sip on, even with the big acidity. This was hardly representing a stout in malt backbone(no idea on age); but damn was this insane as a sour in general.". With a 4.4.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Taste was tart fruit, sour, cherry, fig, maybe some dates. Very faint cocoa/coffee/caramel. Aftertaste is acid/sour but not offensive. Overall, tasty and well done.

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