brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
A: The pour is a very dark brown color, bordering on black with a thin ring of tan foam around the glass.
S: The nose is quite acidic, both in the form or lactic and acetic acids. A good blueberry note to it as well as some solid roast from the imperial stout which comprises part of this beer. Some tannic oak and leather, as well.
T: This is a very dry beer. Lots of fruit skins, oak, and leather provide a real tannic quality. The blueberry flavor is there, and goes well with the blend of beers as well as the intense tartness this one offers.
M: The body is medium with a mid-level carbonation and a dry bite on the finish.
D: Drake’s sours are definitely of the hit or (huge) miss variety. This was certainly a member of the former category. Good flavor, actually balanced, and easy to drink. cohoIPA60 (2) - , California, USA - JUL 30, 2010 does not count
Like previous poster had this at Gourmet Haus - vinious yes - like a mature Cabernet - enough alcohol to knock you on yer butt. Fruit notes filtered through wine haze. Definately worth a try. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. What the hell is this beer? Beats me. I guess I’m the first to tick it, which is pretty exciting. Pours a hazy dark reddish-brown color with not much head, just big bubbles on the edge of the glass. Excellent aroma - obviously tart with acetic and dark fruit notes, with the blueberries standing out. Leather, oak, and roast as well. The flavor is really interesting. Big on the leather, oak, and vinous notes. Maybe some bourbon and vanilla, along with lots of dark fruits, blueberries, roast, and caramel malt. Vinegar as well, maybe some acetobacter in there. Fairly tart with medium body and low, but not too low, carbonation. Interesting beer. Pretty enjoyable.