TThumper89 (30) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2018
On tap at Hop Cat in Kalamazoo. Excellent beer and one of my new favs. Not much tart. Jist right. Dark, deep flavor and extremely well balanced.
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barnyard, brown, medium sourness, light sweetness, medium body. I really like it. ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2013
This is easily the most interesting and probably the best beer I’ve had from Vivant. You read "Farmhouse" and you expect one thing, you drink this, even see this, and you have to rethink your previous understanding. Dark fruit, licorice, and plenty of tartness. Dark in appearance and rich. This was offered to me during my first stay in Grand Rapids by my hosts in 2013. milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
New release on 11/22/14. An evening in a can because everything is MAX!
9.8% ABV in Pounder will give anyone a buzz! Huge body, and flavor is intense. Clear but black color. Flavor is malt, Belgium yeast...and TART! chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, some funk, and fruit - mainly cherry. Flavor is cherry, some funk, chocolate, toffee, and roast. Smooth. This is very good.
gonzosauce (196) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A more acidic roastiness than would be desired in aroma, but plenty appreciable. Implies a powerful, potent brew. A robust, sexy appearance, even with only the rim of a head. Lacto-sour dominance of flavor. Mouth puckers strongly. Similar to Jolly’s Madrugada... for which I have a soft spot, though less robust and lower viscosity. In sum, one of the two best sour stouts I’ve had, easily. Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Limited run can. Pours deep black. Nose is coffee and granny smith apples. Taste is immidiate coffee followed by sour cherries and chocolate and hoppy bitterness, chocolate, hay, barnyard. The soir character is perfect. Amazingly played Brewery Vivant! umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Can. Pours black with a small dark brown head that fades quickly and collects at the edges. Leaves some lacing. Very interesting and unique aroma. Sour black cherries, anise, coffee, light cocoa, and light burnt oak. Wow, very cool unique taste. Packed with sour black cherries but complemented nicely with coffee, anise, and cocoa. Very long, tart, dry finish, lingering sour cherry taste. Medium body, a little sticky mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this beer. I have a feeling this is a love it or hate it kinda beer. I love it when brewers take chances like this and that’s why I keep buying Brewery Vivant beers.