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RATINGS: 502   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 (782) - 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....


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JerzGina (6) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Coming from someone who loves their sours, this is a fanatic pick. Itís sweet and sour. The after taste is pleasant. Smells of sweet cherries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (715) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
This beer fits its description! Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma is full of sour fruit. Very bubbly in the mouth like hundreds tiny of pins. Finishes tart / sour throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gamin (98) - - AUG 29, 2014
Very very tart! Sour right from the get go and very delicious. It's called a sour stout and it looks it but tastes to me more like an extra sour Flanders brown.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (750) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
strange dark red brown no head. Big aroma of leather chocolate, creamy yeast, cherries wood. Can smell it from far away. tastes sour cherries, granny smiths dunked in coco. slight whisky slight wood. Acidic palate. not enough stout contribution on mouthfeel, or flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2235) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
8/23/2014. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Tart, funky aromas with dark fruit. Hints on oak. Excellent balance and very complex. Outstanding!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (396) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft pour at Bambinos. Pours super dark with a sour fruit, cherry aroma. No head on this one, but who cares when it tastes this good. Cherry flavor at first with a really long, tart, amazing finish. This is a very special beer, and so far, I have to say itís the best beer Iíve had. This is coming from somebody who seek out sour ales and Iíve been looking for beers exactly like this one. Canít say enough about this one. The closest to a perfect beer Iíve come across. If you love beer, you might want to try this one. If you love sour ales, this is a must try beer. Before I start rambling, long story short, I loved this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (509) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 (Draft at Brookland Pint in DC) Interesting blend of styles; definitely comes across as more of a sour than a stout. Dark brown body with a beige head. Tart, fruit brett aroma. Medium body. Flavor is nicely tart, cherries, caramel, wood, vinegar; moderately sweet with dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (925) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with an almost reddish hint with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of tart and oak. Taste of sourness, dark chocolate, and oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Very good for a sour - still trying to appreciate these. Black pour. Made my cheeks suck in on first drink. Tasty. Like a sour wine cooler but of course much better. Cherry and jolly rancher shit. Not sure how to describe sours. Had this on draft at Jerry's in Andersonville, part of a flight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at Madrones in Frederick, MD. Served in a snifter glass, deep black color with off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, tart, red wine, light chocolate and fruity. Taste adds berries, sugar and faint oak. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, acidic, crisp with tangy slight smoky finish. Way more sour than stout, very good.


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