bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle from Bobby’s in Santa Clara. Pours black with no head. Aroma is strong and strange. Maybe a little coffee and strange berry. Med + body. Flavor is sort of sour stout with odd fruits and some oakiness. Maybe touch of smoke with treacle. Finishing moderately, but nicely, sour. bytemesis (8805) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with very little head; mainly a ring of brown that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sour, lemon, roasty, cocoa, perhaps some oakiness, but no real alcohol - were they wine barrels? Flavor is the same, roasty, chocolate, sour cherry, sour milk. Light sweet, medium sour, sourness persisting to far finish. Body fairly full and creamy. Just a bit of funk as well. What is so fucking funny is that this is clearly an infected beer; the more that I drink it, the more I am sure of that, and yet I am sitting here trying to rate it hedonistically as if it were a sour stout. The scores I am giving reflect that attempt. Its actually not that bad, but there are enough off notes mixed in that I can’t see how it is getting 4’s. marcus (10473) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with no head and a strange treacle and coffee aroma. there is a slightly sour dark molasses flavor with some kind of fruit and a smoky oaky finish. Lowenbrau (4511) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 500ml bottle. Sour, roasty aromas. Pours black with some tan head, vanishing, some lacing. Medium to full body, oily txt, soft carbonation. Taste is quite sour, raisins, caramel, roasty. A dark and robust ale with interesting sour notes. More mature as it tempers, more into wood and liquor, sourness vanishes.Nice one. TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Fantastic and really black and heavy beer from this norwegian craft brewery! The taste is filled with sweetness and coffee and all the flavours you think of when sipping to your beer in front of the fireplace. Well-balanced, a bit bitter, and hints of smoke.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Black color with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, chocolate malt, sourness. Taste of roasted malt, oaky chocolate, quite vinous. Some roasted malt in there. A sour caramel finish. Was looking forward to try this and it didnt disappoint. More sourness than i expected but thats up my alley. bergstaden (3099) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2013
Black with a Brown head - sweet malt aroma with some licorice - good malt body with some roasted notes, dark fruits, and some sweet wood notes - Lasting malt finish with some wood notes - this was very good badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Black with a fizzy brown head. Chalky chocolate burnt grain and tart lacto aroma and taste with a sticky oily palate. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
Solid black with a light brown head. Aroma is smoked wood, grilled mushrooms, roasted grains. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, slightly tart on the palate with a slightly nutty finish. Taste is plum, chocolate, Pinot noir, dates, hint of smoke and coffee. Slightly unusual but very enjoyable. Inbreak (6321) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 21.03.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Fyldig lett tørr syrlig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, tre, mugg, syrlig frukt, mørk sjokolade, karamell, lakris, kaffi, syregras. Lett tørr og syrlig smak med preg av mugg, mørk malt, humle, tre, syregras, mørk sjokolade, sitrus, alkohol. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei nokk.