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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DavidLMU (21) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
An amazingly good tart beer. I had it from a tap, and it was simply amazing. Even my sour hating wife loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
2013 bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Near back in colour with spitzy carbonation. Aromas are of cherry cola, funky brett, orange liqueur, and some mild roasted malt. Very "wild" tasting, with all sorts of herbal, cherry, red grape, roast, oak, and vinegar notes. Bright and savory on the palate. Complex yet harmonious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Bottle: vintage 2014: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Brown blackbeer with a thin beige head/lacing/bubbles. Aroma has that typical Bruery funkyness with some hints of wild yeast, berries, roast, wood and some sweetsour fruit and others... Flavour is good tart, grapes, berries, some wood, sweets, wild yeast, light vinous, good tart but no real burning acidity that reminds of vinegar. Not really complex but the sourness hides some flavours... Aftertaste is tart, tart fruity, light roast, some sweets, bready, vinous, grapes, berries... Low carbo, watery tart mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
domienS (203) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
Pours a black beer with a very small, beige head that vanishes quickly. Smells funky, green apples, some red fruit, no roasted malt smells. Tastes really sour. leaves a sour, tangy palate. If i would taste this blind i would be convinced that this is a geuze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2016) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
March 21, 2015. Bottle shared by linusb, thanks Linus!
Dark brown, almost black, with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is tart dark fruits, citrus, oak, yoghurt, don’t get so much of the stout notes. Taste is tart cherries, some sweet notes from dark fruits, dry oak and faint vinegar. Finish is dry woody and fruity. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
750ml bottle, 2013 edition, dark brown color, with a ring of bubbles tan head, with a nice vanilla oak barrel, fruity sour dark berry, plum juice, spice dill, winey nose, with some red wine tannin, sour dark cherry, sour red berry, faint roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, light balsamic vinegar accents, and a subtle dried date, plum, subtle raisin pie, chocolate, fruity yeast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good funky sour, acidic lemon juice, light vanilla oak barrel, dark sour berry, tart fruity green apple, rhubarb, balsamic vinegar, red wine tannin character, with some sharp acidic lemon, lime slice, subtle roasted, black, toasted malt, subtle dark dried fruit, faint black chocolate flavours, leading towards an acidic lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, green apple, rhubarb tartness, subtle vanilla oakiness, lingering fruity red cherry sourness finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Exactly as expected. Dark fruit, berries, tart, citrus, oak. Quite sour but also a full palate experience. Complex and Very Well Done. Tasted at 50F.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March 21, 2015 - 2012 bottle from Nova. Dark pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was sour fruit, oak and yeast. Taste was quite tart initially and then moves into a strong oak. The oak lasts for a while and a slight amount of sweet malt comes out in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (67) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
A: Cassis, chewing gum, plum T: Tart! Sweet after the tartness fall back... Nice palate, but a bit to tart for me... O: Nice sour and not what I was expecting. I expected far more roasted flavours.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2100) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a thin black with no head. Aromas are milk chocolate, brownie, vanilla, oak, and lots of sour characters. Lemon, yogurt, vinegar. Flavours are bubblegum, chocolate, lemon, white wine, a bit of barrel. A fantastic and unique brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
750 ml bottle. 7.2%. Bottled 01/05/14. Courtesy of Euphemos. Dark brown colour with a tiny tan head. Tartness, sourness, brett, roasted malt and some chocolate in the aroma. The flavour is tartness, berries, mild sourness, mild roasted malt and some sweetness. Complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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