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RATINGS: 542   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1544) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4224) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Calisky (1190) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Draft at the growler NYC. Wow. Does not taste the way it looks. Pours a deep black dark purple color. Tart maltiness with a cherry flavor. Interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (354) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Pours black with quickly diminishing tan head. Aromas are very red wine: dark berries, oak. Taste is almost overpoweringly sour, a little oak tannins on the finish, but mostly just sour. Tasty, but I’d like a little less sour and a little more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Vintage. Pours black with no head. Sour awesomeness, vinegar and olive nose, lemon and sour patch kids. Smooth and sour, balsamic and sour cherries, a bit of roast. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is sweet, tart cherries with wood and toffee as secondary notes. It pours a deep, glowing mahogany with an off-white light, thin head that leaves a thin ring and a speckled lace. The taste is medium sweet, sour, and a light bitterness. It’s oily and slightly sticky with a prickly carbonation and a medium body. There are notes of sour cherries, toffee and wood with the sourness and wood flourishing at the finish and followed up by a tart, cough syrup aftertaste that cleans up quickly leaving only a bitter syrup hint late.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (151) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
couleur noir avec une mousse beige, qui diminue vite. Nez noix de coco étonnamment et de griottes. En bouche, le côté noix de coco ne disparaît pas entièrement mais est fortement diminué. Belle complexité tout de même.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5215) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the holiday tasting
Dark mahogany with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is tart and dark fruit. Taste is tart fruit, dark berries with a dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6104-20131214] Bottle. Yeasty toast and grains aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick bubbly head. Sour fruity base flavour has a lovely oak undertone. Medium-full body is quite sour. Delicious. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)

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