xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is sour, smoky, bright fruit, peaty, sweet. Is like sour scotch.
Taste is incredible. Smoky, peaty, sweet, slightly sour, but not acetic our overly lactic. Wow. Well-balanced. Not overly smoky or sour, or sweet. Just well-balanced drinkable and refreshing.
Finish is slightly sour, smoky and a touch cloying.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Received a 25.4 FL. OZ. bottle of this in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur. Poured from the Black labeled bottle w/ the Red Yazoo brand into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Does not have a bottled on date.
Aroma- A ton of red wine, bourbon, and funk hits the nose all at once. Quite a challenge to take each of the characteristics in this nose and separate them. Finishes with a bit of scotch as well.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has fantastic retention. Has a deep brown colored body and leaves dark suds behind.
Flavor- A very "petey" taste comes up at the beginning and then breaks into a smoked beer. Malts are very well blended and the finish is quite acidic. I found no hops in this guy (like it should be).
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Small puckering with both smoke and scotch throughout. Very Complexed!
Overall Impression- Can we add a Smoked Sour Style? This one was fantastic! Tons of character while having a smokey, scotch ale like base. HIGHLY recommend trading for this beer if your able to! Thanks again Curtis for the kickass brew!
Bilk (16) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lot going on with this beer. The funk is subtle but forward. The smoke is only present on the finish. A lot of fruit. Seriously tasty beer and I’m not a sour fan.
Rustyham (1829) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Very interesting, strong black cherry, cola, sour malty sting, roasted malt, sight smoky bourbon. Causes shivers.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite a few samples at Winter Warmer. Pours black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma of bourbon, cherry, and a little funk. Medium bodied with semi soft carbonation. Lots of stuff going on here, in a good way of course - smoke, cherry, bourbon, plums, balsamic reduction, and dark roast. Mild acidic finish with a nice moderate tartness. I would not think a smoked sour would work, but it does. Very well balanced.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got a little pour of this in Tampa...really a cool beer. Dark pour, cream head. Aroma is quite the mix of light sourness and smoke. Flavor blends the two together really well. Just an incredibly unique beer.
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Fantastic example of a good sour blend. Tasting it fairly fresh so the smoke, sour, and barrel are all in great harmony right now. The sour is there but I wouldn’t say it’s an all the way sour beer.
Tart and dank followed by the bourbon finishing like a historical porter. Fun beer and very different from anything I have ever tasted (in a very good way)
pras (567) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle taste at Savor. Probably my favorite beer of the night. This beer was very complex, could definitely taste the smoke and oak (had almost a red wine quality). Sourness was not overpowering, but was just the right amount to balance the smoke. This is a strange beer that shouldn’t work, but it does. Smoke/oak and sour are in balance.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
For those wondering about this beer, yes it was an unintentional sour (Sue infected with pediococcus) that was recalled, blended with regular Sue smoked porter and barrel-aged Sue, and then rebottled as Fortuitous. Here’s the story: http://embracethefunk.com/2011/12/19/yazoo-fortuit
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on draft at the 12 South Winter Warmer in 2011, and several times from 750mL capped bottle at random times. Pours black with an average, smooth tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is lactic sour, quite smokey, dark chocolate, and oaky vanilla and caramel notes. The flavor is once again, nicely sour, and smoked throughout, moving to roasted dark chocolate, along with vanilla and caramel oak treatment. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long roasted, sour, and smoked finish.