GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
> Brett drained "dark saison" with cocoa, lemon, spicy oak, and tobacco
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ ericdevin ][ Trade ][ Reidel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 8.21.14 ]
>> Slow gusher out of the bottle, mitigated pour yields a large latte tan head with weak retention and wispy lacing. Nose immediately screams ’dark sour’ with red wine, oak, and mild funk. With that said, the nose is exquisite with a Cabernet blackberry character, chocolate mousse, and spicy tobacco. Taste up front is cocoa powder and lemon, mid palate is a drained Brett in secondary type of dark saison. Finish is fast and clean, no bitter coffee. Overall, it is a bit misleading to call this a barrel aged coffee stout as it is also funky and tart. Pretty much a dark saison at this point.
>!< drained, funky, dry, overcarbonated, Brett
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, coffee, light dark chocolate and light coconut. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, fruitiness and bitter chocolate with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering coffee finish.
Cory (304) - , California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is mostly that of cold brew coffee and dark roasted malts. Taste is earthy bitter with a sour finish with aromas. Pretty simple and one note.
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.A: Black with an altogether huge mocha head. Lacing.N: Cherry, oak, leather, cocoa, tobacco, very light coffee, tannins, currants and wine grape. Earthen.T: Dull sour with a background of roast and sweetness. M: Creamy and puffy. Some alcohol burn. Light body - strung out even.O: Sometimes a weird idea hits the public and starts a revolution. This doesn?t. As an addition to the dark sour category, it?s OK. As a labeled coffee stout, it?s like this acidic Stumptown roast that everyone hates.
MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a very dark brown with reddish brown edging and a rapidly fleeting tan cap. Aroma of coffee, roasty malt, sour cherry, red wine, earth, wood. Taste is tart and sweet. Smooth, medium-dry finish.
oldp0rt (6) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I bought this and opened this thinking it was a coffee stout. The label reads, A barrel aged stout with cold press coffee. No where on the label did they mention that this was sour. Not even close to a coffee stout. It’s more of a tart, funky dark farmhouse ale with a vinous character and the tiniest bit of coffee. The bitterness of the coffee doesn’t even get past the nasty sour finish.
Definite drain pour for me. Could not get through a glass. Please guys, use the label to tell us what it is...
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma is burnt malts, sweet grapes. Flavour has dark roast and bitter coffee grounds on the finish. But it’s incredibly vinous and tart on the finish. Can’t enjoy this.
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle, pours black with an amber tinge and a medium tan head. Aroma brings out shitloads of red wine barrels, bringing out loads of tannins from the barrels. Flavour is super red winey, like they blended a stout with a beer. Lightly tart, with not really any stout qualities left. Not a big fan of this to be honest. Too vinous and woody. Meh.
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Sour vinous aromas. Vinous and black coffee notes dominate with dark roasted malt sub tones. Good body and mouthfeel.
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lasting beige head atop a deep brown body. Nose of tart red wine, coffee and sour cherries. Overly sour, some bourbon way way in the background but the tartness really disappoints. Gross.