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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet presents lots of toasted oak, a touch of coconut and a strong suggestion of lactic acid. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor provides excellent, sharp, clean acidity. Very, very puckering. Finishes sour and then dries out a touch. Nothing complex here... just fun to drink. I really like this one a lot. World class brew provided by giarcsr!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle shared at a small RB/BA tasting... Poured deep, dark, near black with a thin head. Some nice dark fruits with puckering sourness. Reminded me of grape or black cherry warhead candies. They really nailed it here with the yeast tartness, oak tannins, and roasted malts. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1757) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle, courtesy khuiljoebee. Pour is pitch black with a massive tan head, moderate retention/lacing. Aroma is heavily lactic, dark fruit, cherry, light roast. Taste is amazing: lots of puckering sourness, cherry, chocolate, roast, plum. Palate is lightly chalky, light bodied, slick, long sour finish. Somewhat unbalanced but I can’t help but love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Black pour with a light tan head. Dark sour fruits, acetic acid from an abundance of acetobacter, and lots of lactic acid. Plum and bubblegum lead to dark fruit, artificial sour warhead, and cherries. Medium body with an acidic and fully attenuated mouthfeel, culminating with a dry puckering finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5380) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour cherries, wild yeast, roasted malts, smoke, cocoa, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, some cocoa, sour cherries, wood, and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5618) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to boamr) deep brown pour with creamy deep tan head. Nose of light wildness, cherry, yogurt, not really complex. Taste of tart cherry, mint herbalness, bit of vinegar, wet wood, no real stout influences smelled or tasted here. Well carbonated, great sour linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Poured a soda black color with a very small head. Aroma is light roast, but mostly cherry sourness. Flavor is black cherry, sour. A very enjoyable brew here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Poured from a 750 mL bottle. Near black pour with a smallish head. Nose is extremely reminiscent of an oud bruin with notes of black cherry, balsamic vinegar, acetic acid, lactobacillus, and HUGE sour presence. The flavor brings more sour dark fruit and vinous notes and not much else. Unbalanced but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2404) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a really dark brown with faint ruby highlights when held to light. Smallish tan head recedes rather quickly leaving minimal lace. Smells of tart cherries, raspberries and lemons mostly. Faint hints oak, vanilla, caramel and brown sugar, but this one is all about the tart. Taste is heavy on the lemons up front, a bit of cherry and apricot midway through then a slightly chalky taste near the finish. Bone dry sour patch kids kind of finish. Tart and chalky mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation, medium body. Besides the color I would never have guessed this was a stout as it retains almost none of its attributes. That said this is damn fine sour beer, lots of tart fruit and mouth puckering going on with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Deep brown body with chestnut colored hues as the light reflects off of it. Medium khaki cap. No lacing. S: Cherry notes pop off the malty base of chocolate, leather, oak, and smoke. T: Again, sour cherries are the focal point as a cast of malts play second fiddle. Smoke, roast, chocolate, leather, and plums. M: Assertive carbonation, medium body, smooth finish. O: Much better than I was anticipating-probably the first "sour stout" I’ve truly enjoyed.

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