Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque red-brown body with reddish highlights, thin beige head. Fruity nose with toast, chocolate, white grape, and alcohol. Tart, sour body. This beer apparently inspired few linguistic flourishes.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at E9. Deep, red-black pour with a short, brief beige head which quickly transitions to a rim, with excellent retention from there. Nose is tart and dark roast. Medium-light body and light, very fine carbonation. Lemon, burnt hot dogs, green apples and a bit of pumpernickel. Finish is short and very sour with a touch of charcoal. Very interesting, but not the best sour stout Iíve had.
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Bruery strikes gold imo with another ass-tingling sour beer. Up there with mother funker. They found the way to make the yeast as sour as possible.
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Jay for letting me have the latter part of a 750 ml bottle that went flat. Beggars canít be choosers. Dark brown color. No head, just a few bubbles. Couple bits of sediment. Woo! This tastes delicious! Super-tart, yet not overwhelmingly sour. Tart in a good way! First sip really wakes up the palate. It overwhelms the aroma, though. Only a faint bit of roastiness and chocolate in the nose. Long tart aftertaste is pleasant, though, with a slight bit of chocolate at the end. My bottle is flat, of course, but there is a sort of viscosity in the finish. Pretty impressed, considering the condition of the bottle
GT2 (8430) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Bruery for RBSG. Poured a clear, deep black. Weak foam. Nose is essentially all acetic acid. Taste is very nice- Flemish red style acetic, oak, and red wine blend. Berry skin and wood tannic. Tangy, rich. Acetic is not too overwhelming. Not too hot. Just be ready for the vinegar twang. Overall not too abrasive. I always enjoy a good oude brune/Flemish red. Needs some lactic balance.
VsXsV (2271) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery with RBSG. Clear, deep brown liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of lemons, roasted malt, pumpernickel and some light oak. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemons and coffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Pints For Pelotonia charity tasting on 07/21/12: The beer pours black with a bit of brown around the edges and a medium foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, berries and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of tart fruit, roasted malt, oak and yeast. The finish is tart with a lingering roast malt and berry aftertaste. Unique and enjoyable beer overall.
ddemmingjr (703) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours mahogany blackish brown with faint tan ring. Nose let's you know that woody sourness is on its way. Some chocolate, oak, lime, Brett, subtle roast on the nose. More dark fruit sourness, lime, oak on the palate. Tongue puckering sourness and long finish. Stands up to Russian Rivers finest. Well done
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b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml to oversized snifter. Looks decent; black with thin white lacing. Smells and tastes good! I donít pick up any stout notes, but the base seems to provide some balance to what would otherwise be an overly sour beer. Sour and cherries is what sticks out. Mouthfeel is puckeringly good. I like this beer!
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark mahogany. Not much aroma of note. Little bit of roast flavor, but mostly sour all on the backend. Itís a very well made beer, and I think itíll be really interesting in a year or so when the roast and chocolate flavors come through more. Now, itís almost like the two flavor characters are fighting, and then the sour wins in the end.