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RATINGS: 566   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a ruby hue making it look almost dark purple, and had an average (1-2 finger) light tan fizzy head that dissipated in seconds and left behind virtually no lacing. The aroma was rather tart right up front along with some chocolate malts and a musty sour Brett yeast with notes of dark chocolate, berries, a slight red wine odor and a bit of cask. The taste was very tart from the get go with a slightly sweet roasty taste and a hint of chocolate that almost went unnoticed, and then became very sour and extremely fruity which lasted pretty much throughout with a mild woody taste at the very end. The flavor hung around for an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity roasty tartness fading away at a slow steady pace. Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a mildly soft carbonation. Overall this is a brew that is not for everyone, but if you enjoy a good Sour Ale with a really dark side this one is for you. I found it to be exceptionally tasty and quite sour with a really smooth drinkability. I am definitely getting more of this before I no longer can....


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Dark purple mostly black body. Donít really care for the smell. Iím the only one getting this, but I get a grape cough medicine smell. Luckily, the taste was very good. No medicine. Tart sour roasty flavor. Mild oak flavor. Interesting to be drinking a sour stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (394) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet Beauregarde meets a sticky end when trying a gobstopper which changes favour in the mouth to systematically represent each element of a three course meal. This beer does the same. Hold it in the mouth and you really do get a bit of everything. Before that, the nose gives you dark fruit, Brett sourness, milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes include blackcurrants, red wine, balsamic vinegar, wafers, cherry cola, sherbet lemons, lime, sour cherry and a touch of caramel. Chocolate Bourbon biscuits. Something like nettles too. Medium mouthfeel. Almost black with a rapidly vanishing light brown head. As a completely extraordinary, wacky, multi-faceted taste experience, Iíve not had anything quite like it. Itís not a stout. Itís a bit weird. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4549) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a miniscule off-white head. Nose is dark berries, figs, lactic sour notes, lemon juice, raisins, hints of grape peel, red fruits and barnyard funk. Taste is balsamic, vinegar, acetic notes, lemon juice, citric peel, raisins, brown bread and hints of rye, wood and red berries. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice and sour stout; the sour tones are potent and makes out the best of it while backed up by a subtle carpet of stout-ish tones in the back. Highly likable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
Another wonderful brew, lively co2 as expected from here. Garnet to dark fruits somewhat tart but not to overpowering. Lingering sour plum finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2081) - 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 (5127) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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 (213) - 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 (2101) - 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, donít 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) - montrťal, 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.


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