tectactoe (694) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Very black with a hint of deep ruby near the top. Thin khaki film that settles to a thick collar right away. Aroma is lots of wet oak, bloody plums and cherry skins, and apple cider vinegar. Fruity and tart with a damp oak underlayer, there isn’t much stout to the nose. Taste is more like an Oud Bruin than anything... Sour cherries, sweettarts, apple vinegar, ripe plum skins, and lots of wet, faintly musty oak. Again, not much stout... Some deep dark fruits on the very, very back end with more drying, tart oak. I’m okay with the lack of stout, though, because this makes for a very good Oud Bruin.
charule (604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Three Aces Chicago. Poured black red with a rim of cream. Strong aroma of sour cherries light choc. Light carb med body. Very sour taste. Straight sour then a min later choc smoke.
hopsman82 (2) - pinole, USA - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite sour beers. Very complex, balanced, great medium body with black fruit taste to it, fruity aroma and great oak barrel taste to it.
Great overall beer, would definately recommend this beer if you are a fan of sours and stouts
RumRunner101 (569) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and oaky aroma with some vanilla. Aroma really doesn’t show the tartness like the flavour. Extremely tart with vinegar and raspberries.
Mep3222 (149) - - DEC 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is a nice vinous sour with some dark fruit aroma as well. Do not get much, if at all, of a stout smell or roasted malt. Maybe some dark cherry and oak in the aroma. Taste is vinous sour. Prob 8 or 9 of 10 on my scale. Get dark fruit flavors, maybe some oak, and maybe slight roasted malt. Would not pick the base as a stout if I didn't know. Occasional hint of roasted malt or coffee, but that's all. Sour dominates, but flavors are fantastic.
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ne14sours (13) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It feels too thin to be a stout, but it’s a great sour. Great level of tartness.
italarican (1150) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark chocolate brown with moderate off white head. Aroma is malt vinegar, cherry pie, and a slight hint of dark roast that really makes it. Flavor is sharply acetic upfront: vinegar with notes of a dark fruity red wine. Lip smacking tanginess from the dark acetic and acidic notes. A lingering red fruit sourness. Not as much stout in there, as this comes off more as a flanders red... but frankly, I don’t give a shit because it’s delicious.
harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Provisions version....Been fearful
Dark leathery brown with some tam foam. Smells of molasses with a sour cherry and some lemon skin. Flavor is a nice, well less stout, but more brown ale with a good amount of clean plumy, lemon, lactic and cocoa, coffee, some vinegrated character. I’m really impressed with how much I like this. Fuck. Nice medium bodied with sharp and resonant carb with a dry finish. Nice beer. Really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
SlovakSniper (2521) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Le classique look d’un bon verre de Kik Cola. Cette version à 7% dégage des parfums qui finissent par m’intéresser. J’y trouve en rafale du caramel, des petits fruits rouges, du vin aigre, des notes rôties, du chocolat et des microbes. En bouche, c’est légèrement autre chose. Beaucoup de notes acides. C’est agressif. Ça manque de politesse. Le vinaigre écrase tout. Au palais, se manifeste un corps qui fait le style. En finale, c’est ma langue qui saigne et c’est mon estomac qui commande tout un flacon de TUMS Ultra 1000 qui, au demeurant, est casher et faible en sodium. Lourdement surévaluée. This is a #$@₩ joke.
Niko100 (1674) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, sour dark fruit, & some vanilla; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit (notably prunes & berries), some chocolate notes, and spice; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Nicely balanced; Overall, not overly complex - but I enjoyed.
hallinghansen (1685) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Lots of vinegar, tart, oak, wood. Not balanced. Sour.