CraftBeerNick (3218) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle at home, 8th October 17. Huge gusher, fills two glasses with foam, lost a third. When the foam dissipated the beer is black. Aroma is vineous, tart, liquorice. Taste is red wine, barrel, tart, vineous fruit, wet wood, barrel. Delicious and Moreish, complex sour stout. MelvinKalksma (2005) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
zvikar (7470) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, berries, grape, chocolate, roasted malts and brettanomyces.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood, berries, grape and chocolate; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with roasted malts and brettanomyces.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The red wine and brettanomyces give this beer a very amazing flavour. Very close to a Sour Red/Brown, but with slightly too much roasted for it to be there. Great beer overall with no real flaws, really unique.
Black, huge beige head, vinous sourish aroma, chocolate, toffee, wood, flavor of chocolate, toffee, coffee, sourish, vinous, wood, fun, medium bodied. Borresteijn (7742) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2016
33cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! Mild gusher. Black colour, fluffy beige head. Aroma of acetone, lots of wood, vinegar, balsamic vinegar, hint of red wine, some leather, some sweetness as well, liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet, quite tart, acetic, wood, vinegar, balsamic vinegar, chocolate, caramel, dry sour finish. Medium bodied, over-carbonated. Would definitely classify this as a sour ale, there’s not much stout left. It’s decent, but I expected more red wine flavours and more complexity, now it’s just plain acetic/sour. DwarfeD (3501) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
33cl bottle at home from De Bierkoning. Very dark brown with a full beige head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sour sweet and bitter tones. Tart, chocolate, yeast, roasted malts, coffee and spices. Nice.
edovanderveer (2) - - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Lekkere stout met most, beel aroma smaken wild gist en hout. Complex bier dat in evenwicht is DSG (15759) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Black with a big tan head. Aroma of roast, yeast, some fruitiness, wine, wood. Rather dry flavor, slightly tart, with a sweetish note, with roast, chocolate, dark fruits, wine, wood, some earth. Medium-bodied, rounded, well-carbonated. Good. mariuspoenari (3238) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Dark pour, with a very tall tan-coloured head with good retention. The foam build is slow and there will be foam coming out of the bottle, if you don’t pour the whole thing into a glass. The smell is quite inviting, grapes, red wine, citrus, fruit lambic funkiness and a hint of roasted malts. The taste is bitter and sour, something between a stout and a lambic, with notes of fermented grapes, funky lambic yeast, grapefruit and vinegar. Refreshing mouthfeel, maybe a bit too carbonated, but otherwise nice.
kerenmk (5480) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Avrashi. Very dark brown with a tan head. Perfume like aroma, brett, and then roastiness. Funky and a little roasty taste, and at the same time bitter. Full body, carbonated, sourish finish. ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2015
33cl bottle. Black and opaque with a thick bubbly head, lots of carbonation. Vinous, tart, barnyard, coffee finish. Medium sweet, average bitterness. Quite full bodied with a thick and airy malate. Interesting take. But I think either too vinous or too stouty. I’d rather remove the black malts and coffee taste to make it more red and sour.