rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Almost black beer with a small head. Sourish vinous aroma, grapes, rubber notes, some chocolate, plums, pear, cranberries, lingonberries, roasted, woody, oak and vanilla notes. Vinous sourish flavor, oak, vanilla, dry woody, figs, grapes, red currant, grapefruit, cranberries, tart, rubber notes. Long pleasant sourish fruity finish, tart, cranberries, grapes, oak and some vanilla. Top class!
mralexbradley (2) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Definitely my favourite sour of all time! Was a little hesitant about a sour stout, but all my reservations were thrown out the window with my first sip!
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 01, 2012
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, huge lactic tartness
Flavor: huge tart lactic flavor, light psychological roasted
Overall: all lactic, no beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
joeneugs (5895) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours dark brown with a fizzy, disappearing tan head. The aroma has a lot of sour apples with some dark bready malts and hints of oak. Not much roasted malt. Not too acetic so far. The flavor has big time lemon pucker at the front and lasts all the way to the finish. Some decently strong balsamic as well. I’m not picking up a lot of stout here at all until the aftertaste which has a little dirt and ash. As it warms, I get a lot more vinegar, but the lemon tartness cuts it enough to keep it from being too abrasive. Overall, this is a very sour beer that, if I was blindfolded, I don’t know if I would know that the base beer was a stout.
MrPhield (10) - Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Typical sour, metal/sour apple smell
A: Stout/porter like darkness, no head retention
T: for me, it tasted like what I wanted New Belgium’s Clutch to taste like, but the lips of faith fell short on the sourness. Tart of Darkness had that extra sour punch. More tart cherries than sour apple.
P: like a sour
O: Very nice! one of my favorites I hope this is a style more breweries try...I’m talking to you Jolly Pumpkin
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle... Pour was nice "light" black with little head. Aroma was tangy, spicy, tart. Taste was far more sour than Stout. The beer was delicious...
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a black color, with brown edges and large sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, woody, and sour cherries. Tastes of tart cherries with wood, chocolate, wood, and some smoke. Nice sour and tart finish.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Poured a dark brown color with a thin covering of dark tan head that fell to a ring. Aroma has medium acidity, tart cherry, dark malt, and some wood. Mouth feel is light and there is good carbonation. Flavor is really quite sour with big pucker factor. Dark malted body but little roast and some cherry and dark fruit. Really one dimensional especially for a sour released such a short time ago. I got a bit more into it after getting over the initial shock.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black like a porter; fizzy tan head. Smells like an American sour up front; also some burnt woody stout smells if you smell harder. Taste is 90% sour / 10% stout. Very tart up front, with a juicy sour blueberry or blackberry finish.
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to the Boise crew. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. A rich sour nose with roast and char. The flavor is quite nice: a big stout with roast, chocolates and a dominant tart cherry and barrel. Nice. A bit like a smaller Root Cellar.