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RATINGS: 542   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, 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.

   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,

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11973) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2011
(a couple 750ml bottles) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cherry, oak, vinous, berries, raisins, and chocolate. Flavor of lactose, sour cherry, roasted malt, light earthiness, chocolate, caramel, berries, raisins, roasted malt, and prunes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Bottle sampled at Paulís Dec 3 Tasting. Pours a murky brownish black body. Aroma is tart, sour fruit, prune, and light vinegar. Mouthfeel is great tart fruit with notes of soured cherry, wood, roasted malts, toasted bitter cocoa. What a great sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2011
25oz bottle. Really glad I have 2 more. Pours a fantastic opaque black hue, off white head. The aromas are blockbuster, tart cherry fruit, cocoa, but a really interesting acidity. Palate translates so well from the nose, a burst of super tart fruit up front that lingers through the mid and once it hits the finish a lighter cocoa powder. Really roasty and delicious, but so balanced, maybe one of the most balanced offerings iíve had in a while. A seemingly flawless transition of sour and stout. Amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5817) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
Sample from a friend Wine nose. Thin off white head. Dark pour. Sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle from a recent trade that I took to Paulís tasting. Pours black with a ruby and crimson tinge and a small white head. Lightly acetic, sour and tart on the nose, roast and malt. Gentle acidity right away, tart fruit, a touch of cherries. Smooth with a lot of very gentle acid. A soft bit of roast shows up on the finish. Lingering acidity. Very nice. Liked this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle (2nd or 3rd time having this). Dark brown to near black pour (tan highlights) with a small, but thick tan head. Looks like a nice, frothed coffee. Aromas are vinous, lactic acid, funk, chocolate, dusty fudge, brown sugar, currants, black berry, red wine. Flavors are very tart, bready, light roast, vinous, caramel, blackberry, prunes, lactic, light acetic, brett. Well integrated and not too roasty (thankfully). Lively bubbles, dry. Good. For me: dominant roast and sour are an absolutely irreconcilable combination. This is by far the best "sour stout" that I have had.

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