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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was of chocolate fudge, sour cherries, and some other dark fruits. Flavor was a bit vineous, with chocolate liqour blended with sour cherry juice. Very intersting sour stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2011
750 ml bottle from womencantsail. Thanks, Andrew! Pours a rich blackish near opaque hue, brownish edges and bottom glow a bit, some light hits certain parts of the body. A frothy light brown head sits atop, moderate sized, sits atop and laces ok. Aromas are sour cherries, lactic acid, wet oak. Moderate sourness shows, tart red fruit, gentle roast and toast, mellow sweetness offers a touch of toffee. A good dose of oak, vanillin come into play. More sourness throws some blackberry and raspberries into the fold, lemony lactic acid, yogurt, faint vinegar feel is fleeting. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit lighter offering an impressive thorough lactic sourness up front. Lemon, yogurt, and gentle cherry. Red fruit comes in as sourness hits up front, giving some malt base remainders into the middle. Gentle roast, toast, and some sweeter biscuit show up. Vanillin and oak are decent strength, offering a lingering lactic sourness into the backend and some elements of roast and the base beer. Plays pretty well, sour lactic dominance with some decent oak. The strength of the beer is it’s simplicity, yet great flavors and balance, synergy of flavors, rich fruity jammy sour nose, and great overall experience. I could definitely drink a lot of this. Lightly bitter and dry sour finish. Pretty damn good. Some prickly elements, lively growing sourness, wild yeast that throws some dryness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheap (4171) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. A big thanks to beerman6686, Dan, this beer ROCKS! Initially when I smelled this brew I thought something was off but I must have been mistaken. In the glass the aroma is sour and mouth watering. First taste is great fun sour loveliness. Sour and tart on top of a good stout trunk. No way this is over 5%. Refreshing. Yes, I really find this to be addicting. Wild yeast naked fun, how cool is that? Very good overall beer experience! Puckering stout, give me another glass of this! Prost! Dan is the M.A.N.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
dark red-brown, thin dark brown head fizzles quickly. Nose is sandy, light chocolate, lightly vinous with some acetic hints and cake-heavy. Flavor is paper heavy, light cherry and vomit finish, light tomato as well. Thin, sticky body, sugary vinous end. Odd flavors, bad combinations. Bruery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
[bottle] shared by Greg, Armin, and Caleb. Thanks! Pours black with a large, tight bubbled head. Aroma is lightly sharp, a little cocoa, a little acetic, and some dark fruit. Flavor is moderately sharp, fairly clean, but a little isovaleric (thanks Tyler), dryish finish. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle with the MN guys. Thanks! Pour is a dark brown, with a slight light mocha head and little to no lacing. Aroma is light tartness, berries, some roasty malt. Taste comes through a bit more, with some nice roasty dark fruit backed with quite a bit of fruity tartness. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour lots of lacing, a little lasting carbonation and an aroma of light cherry. Flavor is a little bit of dark malt, with mildly tart cherry/raspberries and slightly funky sour on the aftertaste. One of the better beers from our RS membership.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pour is dark brownish black with thin to no tan head, aroma brings notes of vinegar, dark fruit, hints of roast, hints of caramel and toffee, nice lacto notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark fruit, balsamic vinegar, some nice roast, lactic notes that sours the mouth quite well, bitters and dries fairly well, but a nice, balanced sour stout. A bit thin, but to be expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Dark brown-red edges, tan cover. Aroma is mostly acetic tartness. Taste is kinda buttery, sour edges, more sweetness,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
750ml bottle courtesy of the reserve society and thanks to Tom for sending these massive packages from the west coast... Pours a shade darker than cola, dark reddish amber at the edges, and topped with a thin film of light beige head... Aroma of sour roasted chocolate malt with more emphasis on the former. Some woody undertones underneath. Acidic in nature without being too abrasive. Cherry soured vinegar is what is represented most and pretty nicely done for that matter... Flavors follow suit with a sour cherry and woody apple cider qualities. The stout remains fairly subdued which bodes well in maintaining its sour sensibilities. A touch sweet through the middle but the sour maintains command throughout. Soft fluffy body with light to medium carbonation. Highly drinkable and thoroughly enjoyed much to my surprise.


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