douglas88 (6961) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at GABF 2012. Pours a totally black color with a medium tan head. A big sour woody nose with some dark fruit. Really nice flavor with roasted malts, cherries, sour lactic notes and wood.
gnoff (8291) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Dark brown color, tan head. Sour scent. Sour, mineral taste. Sour aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
drfabulous (4656) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. Roast and sour together makes for an interesting taste. Coffe and sour a bit weird but interesting.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark brown / black thick tan head sour tart cherry aroma taaaaasty sour crisp refreshing tart fruits nice carb levels. served at gabf 2012.
AdamJackson (3493) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ML acquired from a buddy Josh in exchange for some west coast sours. Enjoyed in a mini-Duvel glass.
A - Pours a midnight black, looks light in the glass, almost a finger head that is very effervescent.
S - Very lemony citrus scent. Tart, acidic and some vinegar notes.
T - Sort of a roasty nutty finish. It’s very tart, hint of bitterness, some tangerine and lemon tastes and very light and easy to drink.
M - Medium carbonation, light body
O - This is a good beer but it sort of has this weird porter taste that really gets in the way of the sour characters.
madvike (3072) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose has light milky sourness, light red wine, and a bit of roast. Taste has some stout character, dark bread, red wine, cherry, and a big of vinegar on the lightly tart finish. Real thin and watery body with a bit of carbonation. Had this one next to Tart of Darkness, and it was amazing how different two soured stouts can be. This one was much more restrained and gentle.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso - 25/09/12.
Very dark brown in colouration with a good sized frothy tan head.
Tarte cherries on the nose allied to a little wood and sour dark berry fruits.
Taste follows, brett tones, more sour fruits and a pinch of spice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I enjoyed this one.
Scopey (8552) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Bill at ChrisO. It pours very dark brown, with thin-medium full beige head. The nose is sour, light roasted malt, balsamic vinegar, toasted coconut, marzipan and some acidity. The taste is roasted malt, sour lemon, oak, vinous, faint caramel, grapefruit and subtle balsamic vinegar, with a lightly sour finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and soft mouth-feel. No real complexity. Fairly inoffensive stuff.
boFNjackson (4188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark brown, near black, with a thin light tan head. Notes of roast, coffee, and cocoa with some acidic tartness. Hints of barrel with some funk, but mostly acidic on my palate. Dry, foamy mouthfeel.
HopFilter (6) - Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the most unique brews I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Pours a very nice deep earth color, extremely low viscosity with a pleasantly thin head. Aroma reminds me of aging rye whiskey with fermenting cherries. The taste is truly pronounced without being overbearing and is identical to the aroma. A tart fermented cherry nibble that quickly melds into a wonderful rye whiskey finish. The palate is extremely smooth with the sourness quickly falling off of a cliff. A residual flavor of American Oak finishes of with a light presence of cherry. Very drinkable and enjoyable throughout the experience.