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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of our most anticipated and highly talked about specialty releases, This hearty dark ale is fermented with our rustic Belgian yeast strain which gives the beer a farmhouse tartness followed by big dark chocolate notes, and hints of black cherries. Fermentation temperatures often climb past 90°F which builds the distinctive flavors. No adjuncts are added to this beer-- these robust layers of flavor are yeast driven. Listen to the lunatic.

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3.8
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 "...And if your stout turns out to taste like sour fruit,
Just change the name to tart side of the moon..."


Tap: Black as night with some sharp, ruby edges; fine-bubbled cap, tan in color and creamy looking, shows nice retention all the way down. Aroma is a one-two combo of roast & sour. Roasted malt, sharp grapes & cherries, very light cocoa powder, raspberry, apple skin, subtle coffee beans. Mild damp cotton blanket in the back-end. Taste begins with mildly tart cherry & apple skin that hits sharp but fades into a soft sweetness; malt comes in heavy with nice roast, light coffee beans, & faint cocoa. Finish leaves your mouth coated with roasted & nutty coffee that’s got an abbreviated cherry essence... almost like Amaretto. Lightly roasty & acceptably tart, like a stout with a Sweet-tart. The more I have this, the more I like it. Very good stuff.

3.7
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 On tap at Slows BBQ. Pours a nice deep color. A nice slow sipper while being refreshing and tart at the same time. Dark and roasty.

3.9
superspak (5874) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger foamy dark tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. No glass lacing, and some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, clove, light vinegar, funk, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, clove, toast, light pepper, light vinegar, funk, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cherry, apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, clove, light vinegar, funk, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt and moderate tart fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian stout! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Sampled at CBC 2013. Deep amber pour with a nice khaki head. Rich aroma with sour cherries, funk, rich dark dusty chocolates, a touch of vinegar, and more. Good flavor, cherry, coffee, chocolate, lightly tart. Nice.

3.7
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Can. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty tart chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty sour tart chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty sour tart chocolate finish.

3.5
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Nice and roasty with very strong tart notes that are balanced with chocolate and roasted barley. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. Tart, sourish, chocolate, sticky body, acid notes, fresh sourish, licorice, dark berries, coffee, light citrus, feesh acid, nice.

4.1
alliance100 (1159) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
16 oz can. Wish I had bought more when it was availible. Maybe the best "mistake" by a brewery ever. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Can. Pours impy stout opaque black with a small deep brown head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, yeast, tart cherry, roasty. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light tart, light to medium bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very interesting.

3.7
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Can at Papsoe. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted and light acidic aroma of dark chocolate and red wine. Roasted and light acidic flavour of dark chocolate and cherries. Tart finish.


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