CurlyJoe (461) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2018 Light brown and clear, no head. Aroma is just every so slighty roasted malts, otherwise all about the sourness. Same goes for the taste. Moderately sour, well rounded. Not quite as much roasted notes as expected considering it's a stout. More suited as a sour brown judging by the taste. But hey, still a great beer IndianaRed (5286) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2017
On tap dark brown black with thin tan head. Light roast aromas and flavors. Nice moderate sourness and a little whiskey barrel character. A mild slothlynsweet dark sour. Well done I think Fatehunter (2654) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Black body, thin tan head. Banana aroma, some roasted malt. Taste is mild sour, with some milk and roasted malt. Texture is thicker. tightslice (1536) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is sour cherries, dark chocolate covered cherries, mild cherry liqueur. A wonderful mix of sour dark fruits, chocolate and tangy porter vibes. dwyerpg (6625) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2016
This has some sourness that just doesn’t quite work for me. Takes away from the stout in a non helpful way.
jb (3499) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Quite unique, liked it a bit more than I though I would. Starts fairly sour and acidic, then goes off towards normal stout-i-ness. Appearance is as normal, dark, though somewhat filtered looking. Complex and worth trying again. KeefOz (2026) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2016
Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a thin tan foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar that laced very poorly. Carbonation soft, moderate and fine. Aroma subtly of sweet dark fruits. Taste initially of roasted malt followed by quite sweet fruits, hints of coffee, hints of sweet milk chocolate and a bit of sourness. Medium body with a bit of a thin mouthfeel. Smooth and soft with quite a sweet finish. Not really a sour but is sour for a stout. OK. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Draft at Bittercreek.. Pours the expected thin looking black... smell is tart blackberry and light bourbon... This tastes pretty much like any other "sour stout" out there and honestly reminds me of a mistake... Not terrible, but it just doesn’t have many redeeming qualities, 10-12 oz was waaaaay too much. Hints of cocoa/coffee with tannic puckering plum skins. Only okay at best. eManu (564) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2016
From draft @ Taps KL. Pours black with a tin tan head that immediately disappeared. Aroma of dark dry fruits, herbs. Flavors of dry dark fruits, plums, grapes, roasted malts cacao, hints of coffee. Somewhat watery at first, light. Sour sweet finish. Somewhat between a light stout and red sour ale. Interesting. User134089 (1644) - - JUN 5, 2016
Type: 10-oz. draft (I think)
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: 50/50 Slater’s in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Purchased: June 1, 2016
Consumed: June 1, 2016
Misc.: Reviewed as an American Wild Ale
Had never heard of this one, but I generally like Anderson Valley beers, especially the boozier and more unique ones. I originally wrote down 12 ounces, but I think it was actual 10 ounces. The “Sour Stout” label at Slater’s initially piqued my interest. After doing some research, found out it was a “unique beer is made by souring our Barney Flats Oatmeal stout in wild turkey bourbon barrels for up to 18 months. The acidic and fruity profile is reminiscent of cherry cordials and chocolate cake.” Jeez, Sour Stout is right, but reviewing this as an American Wild Ale.
Poured a dark brown, murky color with two fingers of frothy, tan lacing when I got it. Did not notice any bubbles. Very good spotty lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled sour mostly (Slater’s calls this a Sour Stout) compared to stout. Got bourbon, sour cherry - much better than Alpine’s Dark Elixir, tart cherry and light chocolate. Like cherry chocolate candy. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted a nice mix of sour cherry and boozy bourbon. Also chocolate, chocolate covered cherry shell, tart cherry, oakiness and light wood. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Oaky, sour finish. (Feel - 4.00)
I really liked this one. Much better than Alpine’s Dark Elixir, the only other comparison I could think of off the top of my head. Would have it again for sure. (Taste - 3.75)
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