gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colored beer with a brown head. Cocoa and milk chocolate aroma, quite malty. Sourish vinous chocolate flavor
Holy (837) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Travlr, many thanks! Was expecting a straightforward stout, but the entire beer was sour. Not sure if it was supposed to be, but if it was, then an extremely interesting sour stout…
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, coffee, dark fruit, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, some coffee, dark fruit, and chocolate notes; Finish is slightly sour/tart; Flat carbonation; Did not care for this one.
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 11.2oz bottle. Pours black with small barely 1 finger head into tulip. Nose is coffee, cocao, vanilla, big cream notes. Mouthfeel is thin, slightly watery, creamy, round. Taste is vanilla, big milky cream notes, coffee beans, chocolate syrup, latte, caramel notes. Finish is bitter chocolate and coffee, milky, artificial creamer, a little odd but not unpleasant. Not bad but not great.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very dark brown pour with a small, very fast fading cream colored head. Aroma has a slight acidic nose, lots of brown malt, light chocolate, a touch of coffee late. Flavor starts off with a very pungent stale tobacco note, a light sourness too it with it transitioning to a modest (at best) espresso flavoring. The espresso is honestly hidden behind the semi-strong acid sourness. Body is what you would expect with a modest, very fine carbonation. Brew has a light dryness in it at the tail end. Overall an okay beer but the espresso comes out a bit muddled by the other flavors. Kinda disappointing.
adamah (214) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not very sour. The aroma is there but the flavor is dominated by the espresso. Which is good, not overpowering and just a hint of sour tart towards the end.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a first. The actual flavour I like BUT not in a beer. I’m actually brain storming about sauces I can make with this.
Plovmand (7877) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is brett, ripe fruit, chocolate and coffee. Sour bitter coffee flavor. Somewhat tart. Chocolate and a hint of roasted malt. Light vanilla. I'm not very good at these sour stouts but this had an interesting edge.
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Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark stout, viscous in appearance, with a very thin brown head. In aroma, a light chocolate malt with light dark fruits. In mouth, a nice stout with coffee grinds, fruit acidity, peated notes, a bit light but overall quite nice.
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle, thanks Allen! - Interesting, if ultimately multiply failed brew from an interesting brewery. From the beginning, the watery, translucent reddish brown pour and the nose, lacking all coffee aromas, prepare for a dubious "espresso stout" experience. Mouthfeel and taste reminded me of an oud bruin enriched with autumnal fallen leaves, as in the malt base of Struise Rosse. Taste is rather old tobacco as in cigars, reminding me of a spectacularly undrinkable Italian tobacco stout on draught @Che siete venuti da fà in Rome, plus slightly acidic old filter coffee. hard to pinpoint where the acidity has its place, as there apparently is an official "sour" edition of this...and the cidic malts occupy the spot where other espresso stouts have chocolate or burnt malt notes. One confusing brew and an interesting, if mixed experience I could not entirely see through.