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RATINGS: 480   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (777) - 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....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (407) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Interesting choice to use a regular stout instead of something bigger - they made the right decision IMO. The flavor is very sour, with some subtle sweet and roasty malt flavors in the finish. Light to medium bodied. Very good beer and extra points for innovation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (72) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2013 edition. Poured dark brown with almost no head. Nose was barnyard funk, unrippened fruit, and earthy. As soon as i tasted it, it reminded me of tart green apples. I was really surprised at how much i enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sampled at a STL tasting - Pours reddish brown with a tannish head. The aroma has roastiness, light cherry, some lactic sourness and a bit of cream. It has a medium / light body that is very refreshing and has sharp carbonation. The taste has lots of berry & cherry sourness along with some citrus, mild roast and stone fruits. The finish has a citrus / vinegar sourness. Not what I expected, but liked this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (250) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Nose is strong lacto acidity, mild oak in background. Flavor is again heavily acidic, with mild roasty/nutty accents in the background. Barrel comes through more in mouthfeel than flavor with moderate tannins that add some nice structure. Very nice but not super complex, I think one more flavor component would make this really special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
Pours black with minimal, nearly non-existant, light tan head. Aroma of cherries, wood, dates, figs, raisins, light chocolate, and bretta. Taste is fairly heavy cherry tart, light chocolate and vanilla notes in the background, then a loooong sour finish. Body is light and crisp with average to lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Nick, thanks! Pours coca cola amber with a off white head. Aroma is potent acetic, cherry, oak. Taste is really tart and cherry and oak. Itís very much like a good Flemish red. Just my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a dark black like oil, with minimal head. Cocoa, tartness, sour cherries, and some other dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (243) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2013 7%- aroma with tartness, cherries, some cocoa. Pours a deep black with no head retention. Nice complex profile, unripe apricot, funk, earth, horse blanket, nice acidity and mouthfeel. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
750mL bottle. Pours a dark brown with an airy off-white cap that vanishes quick. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, cookie, and sour funk. Taste is sour and tart, with a late sweetness. Low carbonation, dry and sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1172) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Black with a small brown head - Sour malt aroma with roasted malt, wood and some notes of vinegar - Sour malt body with some roasted malt, fruits and some Wood - The gentle sourness goes into a long finish with some roasted malt notes - This was real good

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