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RATINGS: 549   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Date: September 01, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, huge lactic tartness
Flavor: huge tart lactic flavor, light psychological roasted
Overall: all lactic, no beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1188) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at The Bruery tap takeover, the Ginger Man, New York. Pours dark brown with beige head. Malts, brett, caramel in aroma. Dark fruit, brett, hint of chocolate, kind of vinous. Tart finish. Very interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kespecial (78) - - FEB 14, 2015
Pours dark brown, still. Nose is sour, leather, roast malt. Taste is super sour, blackberry, cherry, hint of sweet toffee. A most assertive and acidic, darker Flanders brown. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctc000 (2) - - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
This is the 7.2% 2014. Slight astringent berry wine aroma. Very nice. Poured black with almost no head. Very nice blend of oak and sour cherry. Mouthful is light and the aftertaste is sour but nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (150) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
No head, dark brown cola pour. Toffee caramel aroma, subltle sniffs of red fruit, oak and candi. Very light stout characteristics at first sip, but the aftertaste has some caramel in store. Rich cherry flavour, medium sourness, tart indeed, some balsamic notes, melasse. Beautiful aromas with a subtle taste profile so wouldn’t call it a sour stout, more a Vlaams bruin-ish type of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3479) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Lightish on the tongue. Tenuous stout qualities with very little roast, etc.; probably more on par with a Flanders red or brown. Regardless, it’s delicious. Rich sourness and a snappy tartness. Big cherry note with lesser notes of oak, raspberries and tobacco. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2771) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle in Seattle, after the Superbowl. A nice consolation prize.. Dark cola brown. Pretty still. Oaky sweet brown malt and a touch of sour. Delicious dark tart beer. Medium body, alc and a little leather. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2493) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
At tasting in Rockwell Tavern. Strong sour aroma and likewise strong sour taste. Pitch black in color. (Houston 201501)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1582) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
This one is 7,2% abv. The 2014 edition. Is it the same beer ? Butelka 75cl. OCZY : piwo jest kompletnie czarne i pozbawione piany. NOS : na pierwszy niuch wyczuwam wyraźny aromat kwaśnych wiśni i drewna. Do tego wanilia, czarna czekolada i sporo innych, ciemnych suszonych owoców. Po wzburzeni wychodzą na wierzch aromaty świeżych i suszonych jabłek i gruszek. USTA : piwo jest pozbawione gazu i jest o dziwo całkiem wodniste ale o tłustej teksturze. Piwo jest kwaśne. Oczywiście ma dosyć bogate nuty owocowe. Do tego wanilia i palone słody robią fajne tło ale ...wszystko jest zdominowane długim i kwaśnym smakiem podobnym do cierpkiego kwasku cytrynowego. ODCZUCIA : lubię leżakowane stouty o delikatnej kwaśności. Prawdziwa poezja. Tutaj mamy do czynienia z ...kwachem o delikatnych palonych nutach. Taki Flanders z kwaskiem cytrynowym. Idę po butelkę Black Alberta. Zrobię blend. OCENA : smak : 6/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : +1

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4288) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle 75cl kindly shared by Calisky. A dark beer without head. Nose is on on red fruits, oak, sourness and wet wood. Aroma is on red fruit, oak, light chocolate, coffee touch, very dry, tart, cherries, licorice notes, leather, metallic. Finish has lot of oak notes, very dry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Calisky (1249) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2015
Couleur brune très foncée, légère mousse beige. Super nez puissant fruité rouges (voir myrtilles), un peu vinaigré avec vieux fut boisé, note de mousse de foret, voir liège et légère levure,puis malté chocolaté. Gout fruits rouges des bois bien vinaigrés et aigres, qui explose en bouche, avec marmelade aigrelette de tarte au fruits, légèrement liquoreuse, avec notes de vieux fut boisé et toujours cette belle aigreur vinaigrée et fruitée. Le malté, chocolat voir caramel arrivent qd la bière se réchauffe légèrement durant la degustation. Bon corps. Fin longue fruitée vinaigrée et malté chocolat. Super intense et ronde, bien complexe. Magnifique! Pour les amateurs et Sourheads de RAB! Moi c’est tout ce que j’aime


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