KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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....
floydslip (328) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin, nearly non-existent light beige head. Sour nose of root beer bottle cap candy, aged dark vinegar, and ripe plums. Flavor is quite sour and bracing with a bit of caramelized sweetness supporting it. Balsamic vinegar, hints of cocoa, lemon curd, wood, and even a bit of smoke vie for prominence, but everything is really secondary to a citric acid type sourness that coats the palate.
Mark_Eck (1737) - - JUL 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are tart dark fruits and some coffee notes.
kidmartinek (4570) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep plum color. Off white head. Flavor is a lot of chocolate and some dark fruit. Its finish is only a little tart. A good desert beer.
Lubiere (12679) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with light Brett, light lactic notes, light vanilla extract and licorice, pleasing. In mouth, a tart intense lemon juice with light chocolate notes, light Brett, very intense. On tap at Placentia location.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/1/16. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Black pour with a small tan head that sizzles away. Nice aroma, sourness hits first, acidic and cherries, followed by hot chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Good flavor, plenty sour, cherries, acidic, lingering vanilla, coffee and toffee, chocolate. Tasty!
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like stouts and i like sour ales, but i just dont like them together, with that said this wasnt that bad. Both attributes of both styles come out with the sourness being heavy over the stout. Decent roasted malts, the tartness covered the sweetness of the stout.
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Bottle large, drunk at Hall Toll. Pours smal, black with bobble with a short lived tan head. Nose is heavy, sour vinegar, light coffe and chocolate, Taste is heavy sour and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation soft.
andrepintado (2616) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at cerveteca. Dark brown color. Thin beige head. Light sweetness, medium high sourness. Aroma is high chocolate, balsamic, roasted, wood, vanilla.
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep purple brownish pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of black cherries, red wine, citrus and soy sauce. Very, very drinkable with a nice sour tart finish.
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) clear, bright, dark brown colour with no head; aroma starts with woody red wine; then cherries, dried fruit; sour flavour with a long, strong sour finish