slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"A bit of an odd duck. Definitely well balanced between sour.funky and smooth chocolatey stout. The combo was interesting, but didn’t quite work for me as the best ones have (thinking Tart of Darkness or J pumpkin). Molasses sweetness, roasted malts, lemony pucker and a hint o cheese. A work in progress, perhaps, that i’d get again." czar (9085) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
on tap at slows bar bq, detroit. unclear dark brown pour with a small light beige head showing minimal retention and lacing. tannic cherries, wood, other red fruits, faint chocolatey notes, hint of molasses and sticky vanilla, coffee grinds, very light acidity - mostly lactic, hence linear. average carbonation - fizzing a bit, light body - fairly light, semi-sweet and coffee-tannic disturbing finish. meh - linear sour stout. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at Craftsman, pours a very dark brown with an off white head, the aroma has a good amount of chocolate and dark fruits with a sour touch, the flavor has a tart front end with quite a bit of chocolate and port coming through as well, abv tastes bigger than the 5.8%, interesting. Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods Pasadena. Pours a hazy brown with an ecru head. Light malty nose. Flavors of caramel with vinous notes. Slightly tart finish. Pretty easy going for a sour beer. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap during SF beer week. Pour is dark red with a small beige head. Aroma is of sour barrel aging, chocolate, roasted malt, and flour. Flavor is more sour than the aroma with notes of cherry skins, oak, and semi-sweet chocolate.
burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On draft at the Brass Tap, pourex a black color with lromas of tart choclate, light vanilla and so.e barnyard. Flavors were the same, with some tawney charecteristics. I am not a fan of this beer nor the style. stantheman (1052) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. Very dark, almost black, with a moderate tan head. I’ll be brief, I promise. Though quite drinkable, the flavours are very unsubtle. Barrel aged it may be, but it tastes like nothing more than a straightforward mashup of sour and stout. Okay, but I’d have preferred more stout and less sour. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Deep black with a good sized tan head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is raisins, brown sugar, dried fruits. Creamy mouthfeel, reasonably thin bodied, mildly sour on the palate. Taste is dried apples, raisins, malt vinegar, wood. Lacking a little in stout characteristics. coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
The version I got was the Mendonesia Sour Stout on tap at Mellow Fellow in Truckee, CA. Smells tart and yeast blended very well together. Almost black color with a short tan head. Sweeeeet tart taste at first then mellow but still sour citrus. Damn good. Lotta different things going on at the same time. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Draft @ Jupiter Sour Sunday, Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a weak roasted malty funky sour vinegar aroma. Fruity malty funky sour woody chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody sour finish.