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RATINGS: 498   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.


Niko100's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, sour dark fruit, & some vanilla; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit (notably prunes & berries), some chocolate notes, and spice; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Nicely balanced; Overall, not overly complex - but I enjoyed.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - 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 (383) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 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 (912) - 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 (2624) - 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 (795) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (761) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours black with off white head. Tart, funk and malt aroma. Tart, funk, citrus and slight chocolate and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
The best sour I have tasted hands down. Not overly sour with a cherry backbone. Just crushable and is brownish red in color. Had this one at Jerry's in Andersonville ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pour is purplish black with a soapy ring. Nose is heavy sweetness, disoriented malt sugars and berry sweetness with a light leathery brett presence. Taste is awful, strong acetic acid and extreme residual sugar with tons of malt sweetness. Virtually no stout flavors other than too sweet, finish is bretty and bitter with high acid levels and a slick oily feel. Rough drain pour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle thx to Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sour, coffee, chocolate. TASTE: very sour, coffee, bitter.


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