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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Sour Barrel-Aged Stout Shut up and listen. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
750ml bottle shared between 6 of us on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meeting. Not too sure my delicate palate wanted a sour Stout as beer number 13 on the day. Anyway this beer came out almost if not black, with a thin foam topping. Taste and aroma of an old coffee cup with grains going mouldy at the bottom, a rotting Kit Kat finger nestled on the saucer. I did not take to this beer one iota.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (4769) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richies Hop Palace. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Taste is very sour chocolate with roasted & dark fruit notes. Really not my cuppa tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4222) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
[email protected] tasting group. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, lactose and prunes. Taste is sour dark fruits, tangy and a little dark chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7206) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Cotteridge Wines; almost black pour with a thin tan head, chocolate and coconut aroma, taste has chocolate, coffee, some coconut, very sour, and some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3853) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 20 2014; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head that turns int a tiny sheet, light lacing; nose: sourness, light roasting, light musk, light wild yeasts, light red wine, light tannin; mouth: sourness, light acidity, light musk, light wild yeasts, light tannin, slight burnt, lightly sour finale with presence of acidity, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 8,2 %, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!), savoure le 20 aot 2014; il : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en une minuscule couverture, lgre dentelle; nez : aigreur, lgre torrfaction, lger musc, lger levures sauvages, lger vin rouge, lger tanin; bouche : aigreur, lgre acidit, lger musc, lger levures sauvages, lger tanin, trs lger brl, finale lgrement aigre avec prsence dacidit, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sour with a notes of roasted malt, berries, citric acid, citrus and vinegar. Taste is light sweet and medium to heavy sour with a long sour, slightly dry, berry and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a dark body, as black as can be, topped by a dense, finger-thick tan head leaving lacings. The aroma is funky and sourish, almost lambic-ish, with roasted malts and some licorice. Nice indeed, but sort of one dimensional. Sour, roasted flavor with dark dried fruits, licorice and some coffee notes. Its full-bodied and soft on the palate, dry, and with a lasting roasted and sour finish with prunes and rum raisins. Starts a bit boring this one, but damn its fine one. 140808

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (7498) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sour red berries, some funk, lemon, oak, vanilla, malt and yeast. Flavor is sour and sweet with some lemon,sour funk, oak,caramel, coffee and some roasted malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2716) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
750ml bottle. Brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, mild tart and sourness but not over the top, becomes nice and dry with a moderate+ carbonation and a mild fresh body, some cherry on the finish and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor shared to celebrate our ironman success! Wow this is weird. Pours pitch black like a typical stout but huge sourness in the aroma! So confused right now. Taste is full of roasted coffee, oaky vanilla and dark chocolate upfront, then you get smacked by the sourness. Heaps of tartness and barnyard funk in the finish. Such a weird beer but it works wonderfully!

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