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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


77ships' rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, - NOV 18, 2012
75 cl. fles dankzij, gedeeld met Sebletitje @ Belgian Ratebeer Winter Gathering of Ultimate Evil. Donkerbruin, beetje zwart met een snel verdwijnende cola kraag. Ruikt naar zoete chocolade, mokka, cola, hout, een beetje donker fruit en een azijn toets. Smaak is een lichte stout, melkchocola, cacao, cacao instant poeder, zoete en lichte roost, wat hout, cola toets gemengd moderate, azijn, lacto, wat bessen, de zuur cultuur is gelijkaardig aan het enige andere zure bier dat ik van hen gehad. Jij moet hier redelijk wat van drinken want het duurde een tijdje voordat ik volledig in geraakte – in dit geval is een 75 cl. ideaal. Een aangename zure sessiebier, dit zou op een goede prijspunt in grotere aantalen verkocht moeten worden plaats van gelimiteerd en “special”. Beetje cola en instant poeder mondgevoel – een leuk biertje.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1257) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle (2013) to taster Black currant, sourness, a light touch of malt and vanilla. Dark reddish brown, but no head. The sourness hits you hard, and overpowers all other flavours, until it fades, then a slight maltiness comes out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a black color with basically no head. Aroma of tartness from the wild yeast with roasty undertones and slight hint of oak. Flavor is dominated by the sour tartness. The roasted flavors of the stout are barely present in the palate. The do blend nicely tho.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7679) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle - Tart blackberry notes and some balsamic wood notes. Deep brown with a small beige head. Up front puckering tartness and acidity with no remnants of stout. My teeth hurt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 29, 2015
Black colored, weak tan head, almost only a ring. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, oak, fruity wine with some sour notes, Brett. Taste is strong sourness, winey, oak, funky with some chocolate and roasted malt notes, dry tart finish. Medium bodied and light to moderate carbonation. Unfortunately sours are not my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Botte at home with Jason. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Tangy, sour vinegar, lightly roasty, grapey and green apples in the aroma. Taste is tangy, red wine vinegar, dark grapes, some roast, green apples, and citrus with a bid acidic finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Bleh.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ericLep (10) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
750 ml. Dark. Incredible flavor with great finish. Easy to drink if you are a sour fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (829) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from BCS. Pours a deep dark brown with a minimal head. Nose is all sour goodness, with some muscat, oak and gooseberry present. The taste has a nice wine-like quality to it. Lots of tannins and sourness that lingers on the palate. Some of the roast comes out as it warms up but it also gets more sour as it warms. Body is very wine-like. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2144) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Old 2013 batch bottle. Poured a hazy dark Brown colour with a tanned head. Nose has sour cherries, tart vinegar, not a lot of roasted notice, tart fruits. Some sweet notes in the aftertaste. Grapeskin, and Some sweetness of chocolate or caramel. Some dusty horseblanket in the start. Pretty surprising. Better as the sour in the rye

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small, slightly ruby-tinged off-white head. Aroma of cherry tarts and burnt sugar. The sourness does not overpower the flavor - still get some stone fruit and chocolate in there. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: 26th anniversary Karl Strauss pint glass From: Beer Advocate’s heresy22 Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received May 21, 2015 Consumed: June 27, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on May 1, 2014 Thanks Chris! Poured a mahogany (even purple?) opaque color with one finger of tan, rocky head, which thinned out right away. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.63) Smelled tart cherry, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, strawberry (wishful?), red apple, cider, faint plum, chocolate late, cocoa powder (I think), black cherry and faint sour milk. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted sour cherries up front, followed by tart on the tongue late, chewy sour ball candy, strawberry, red apple cider, purple grape, sour plum juice. Then (it really seemed like all of a sudden) I got some sugary chocolate, oak, light toasty malts, cocoa nibs and toffee. (Taste - 4.13) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, astringent finish. (Feel - 3.88) This was very interesting. I got like 85 percent sour and 15 percent stout. Very sugary and sweet. I don’t know how one could finish a whole bottle, but I’m going to try. (Overall - 4.13) 4.10 92 A-


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