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 (8317) - 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.
stebernardi (9) - - AUG 29, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours exactly like a cola. Super sour aroma, can't really grab anything else other than cherries. Very carbonated on the palate and too sour at the firs taste, becomes more enjoyable once you can taste some fruit and spices.
Really needs some food!
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robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours like a cola with a slight ruby tint, above average carbonation, and a small quick tan head.
smell is sour, woody, a touch of dark fruit, and a wee bit of spice.
taste is thin and sticky, tart of wild yeast, cocoa, and dark fruit. ends tart and a little dry.
obguthr (5578) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour cherry and oak nose. Clear mahogany, thick tan head. Sour cherry flavor, but unusually oaky. Finishes with a faint whisper of soot. The wood really comes through nicely in this one, and with no extraneous spirits, just oak. I like that. The unbarreled liquid is fairly simple though, not a lot of nuance. I was really hoping for something with a greater roasted malt presence.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Chris and Jay. Pours black with thin tan head. Very tart for a stout. Not enough roasted malt or other stout flavors. Good sour.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dear lord this is sour. Too sour. And I love my sours. Let this sit for a while so you can taste the rest of it.
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
First batch. Black in color, little head. Aroma is red fruit and sour. Taste is super sour, vinegar, lemony. Thin body with fizzy carbonation. This beer is too sour, not good enough flavor, not my thing.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark and a bit thin with a whitish head. The aroma is acidic and citrusy but there is little contribution from the malts. Flavor is similar. Overwhelmingly lemon sour with some strong pucker. Not terribly acidic. Pretty one-dimensional.