DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
Six ounces from a tulip at the "One Funky Afternoon" event. Third batch (2011).
3.5 A: What can I say here? Black with no head. The workers were shuffling like ants on a piece of candy filling multitudes of four and six ounce pours, so no head is understandable.
5.0 S: Simply amazing! Both the base stout and the sour comes through well to make a truly unique mix. Big hit of raspberry, sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and a soft roastiness from the base beer. The raspberry puree lends a tart, almost lactic character. Good amount of vanilla too. Bourbon adds a layer of complexity, but plays a supplementary role. Brett funk rounds this one out.
4.5 T: Taste is much like the nose, but not quite as potent. Lots of raspberry and chocolate, bourbon and vanilla in moderate amounts, caramel and barnyard funk.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. The stout’s creaminess somehow survived the brett and this goes down super smooth.
4.5 D: Wonderful, funky stout. This is definitely unique and a great success. As for wild stouts, take notes Deschutes and Odell, haha.
This was probably my favorite feature beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-03-2011 21:22:30 Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. This brew is a murky ruddy brown color with a thin light beige head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak and berries plus atouch of vanilla. Rich and velvety mouthfeel with flavors of dark malt, bourbon, vanilla and raspberry. Some light yeast notes as well. The finish is oaky and boozy with a dark berry aftertaste. Good beer all around. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
32oz Growler thanks to George. Pours a awesome near black with ruby red highlights. Very neat. Nose is lactic with hints of raspberry jam, light roast, maybe even a little chocolate. Lots of wood. The flavor starts off like a soured strong porter with light roast and chocolate notes with lactic sourness and light acidity. Not puckering. Wish it was a little more aggressive on the sourness. On the backend huge jammy notes of raspberry show up and linger with the chocolate. For a beer this strong it should have more body but I think as often happens with sour ales, the bacteria has impacted the body and mouthfeel. Still very tasty. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Lots of dark raspberries on the nose, sour barrel notes, light alcohol. A good deal of fresh raspberry. Pours dark hazy brown ring. Barrely, lots of raspberry, poopy funky, medium tart, light alcohol heat. Light carbonation, nice funky. A nice strong sour! holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sample at the RBSG grand tasting. Thanks Kan. Dark brown beige head. Tart cherries that are leathery caramels with a touch of alcohol. Tart cherries red fruits sweetness is cut with a dry raspberry bitterness. Solid. 8/3/8/4/16
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
From Kan at RBSG 10 Grand Tasting. Thanks! Deep purpley-brown with a sticky head. Nose is dark fruit, tart, chocolate, raspberries & some plum notes. Some funk and the oak is pretty prominent. On taste, sharp sourness with more vanilla coming through. The alcohol lends a welcome sweetness but is not over the top. Pretty well balanced with the dark malts and raspberries lending a nice counterbalance. Nice one. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
Re-rate- On Tap @ Jackie O’s Hazy brown pour with some garnet hues around the edges. Thin off white head and some spotty lace. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate and vanilla. maybe some subtle hints of brett. Oaky tannins, aceto bacter, alcohol, fruit and brett. Finish is dry. Aftertaste shows a lingering earthy roastiness. I am sure glad to had re-tried this!
First Rate 3.5
Growler sent to the Carolina Crew courtesy of the mighty (and very generous) pantanap - thanks, Kan! Because we couldn’t get it together, we probably sat on this growler for longer than we should have. Muddy orange pour. Aroma is vinegar, raspberries and light vanilla. Raspberry, light bourbon and balsamic vinegar. I really wish we could have had this under better conditions. Rated 3.5 August 2010
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2010
RBSG 2010 rate. Growler pour. Thanks to whoever brought it. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was sour fruits with a slightly medicinal quality. The taste was sour with red fruits, grapes, oak and something that tasted reminded me of cheetos. The palate was silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finished long with lingering sour raspberries. Overall: A very tasty brew. ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
RBSG Tasting. Growler. Briny. Aroma has weird cardboardy cherry, but not that much oxidized. Flavor is much better once you get into it. Getting a lot better. Molasses with a hint of soy sauce. Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Growler shared by SoLan. Pours a slight murky brown color with tannish head. Nose is sour, raspberries, oak and slight spices nose as well. Flavors are a nice raspberry, nutty where almost chocolate tasting, and ends with a slight sour finish. Also get a bit of oak. Interesting beer.