whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle shared poured into cigar city snifter rootbeer brown collor low carb
vanilla,bubblegum its very good tart green apple crazy wood notes rite at the end go BRUERY! SWAG
Sigmund (4657) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml bottle, at Café Sara, Oslo. ABV was 7%. Black colour, low beige head. Lovely brett aroma, also oaky and roasty notes, brandied fruits, quite complex. Sour flavour, lemony notes, the roasty notes are quite subdued. Tart finish.
ModeEngage (105) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
http://imgur.com/YUh0MuH -- Bomber. Pours opaque black with thin, off-white head. Smells of funk and cherry. Cold screwing with my nose ATM, hard to identify more. Drinks with a sour bite and no lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of wood, cherry, and a bit of roasted malt. Sour notes linger nicely on the lips and tongue.
Dr_Fellini (232) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with a thin rim of light brown head. Aroma is mostly tart, kinda dry. Flavor is very sour right up front with a light smoky dark burnt background. Medium body with a lingering tartness and a very faint hint of smoke. Little to no carbonation, almost flat, but not in a bad way. Delicious!
Crompt (91) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought this to share with my favorite brother and krompt. Favorite brother could only drink a sip so had to settle with drinking the rest with krompt. I like sours and I love stouts but I do not like sour stouts. Didn’t work for me and extremely pricey.
Gerbeer (1403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pour a very dark brown with light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of balsamic vinegar. Flavors of vinegar and green wood. Only a hint of stout left to appreciate. A good salad dressing but not much of a beer.
Scopey (5276) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, picked up at Tomlinson’s, Inverness. It pours near black with a quickly dissipating light tan head. The nose is oak, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut and lactose. The taste is tart, roasty, acidic, lactic, oak, cherry skin, plum skin, red grape, toast, light vanilla, sherbet and Granny Smith apple with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. A Jekyll & Hyde sort of beer....tame oaky/roasty nose, then acidic and tart in the mouth-hole. Interesting stuff for sure, but I doubt I would drink too much of this, as it’s fairly acidic.
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite tart/sour, in the vein of Rodenbach or La Folie. Still, a richness comes through and it paired well with the grilled spiced beef we were eating.
krompt (611) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a few of these while harvesting what was left of the strawberries with Wooly Mammoth. Stupid slugs. Can a beer be too sour and out of control? It may be too much for me, but I’d drink more... in protest of the slugs.
Inbreak (1377) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.02.2014, 0,75l bottle shared with Palme, Sigmund & bergstaden @ Café Sara:
Small slightly brown bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, mild vinegar, sour dark berries, sorrel, oak, dark malts, grass, hints of paint. Taste is acidic sour, lemon, vinegar, sorrel, soda powder, oak, citrus peel, raw rhubarb. Nice acidic mouthfeel in the berlinerweisse style. Very nice!
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a dark brown hinging on close to a black color that ends up leaving a black colored body. There is a one finger white foamy head that doesn’t cling and doesn’t have any lacing.
The smell is super funky tart and sour up front with some light roasty sidenotes try to make their way forward but really don’t. It ends up becoming somewhat vinous in the rest of the aroma.
The taste is sour and tart yet the roasty sidenotes come in to assist but makes me pucker alot. There is a super strong sour aftertaste with a quick dry sour and tart finish.
On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionability quality as it shows that it wants to be a sipper. Carbonation is fairly smooth.
Overall, this is exactly what The Bruery wanted as it says on their label, a "sour stout aged in oak barrels." For me, I guess I’m glad I tried it, but for the most part, just too expensive to have again. Wine lovers that wish to try more beers this one is for you.