mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. dark brown almost black pour with no head. nose of funk, oak, gueuze and cherries. great on the palate with a nice sour/funk flavor with oak and cherries. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
12oz bottle from WeeHeavySD tasted at J&J’s Friday the 13th tasting. Sweetness! I’ve been eager to try this beer. I really enjoyed P3, so I was hoping this would be just as good. Sour. Dark brown color. Looks like a flatish imperial stout. Dark brown color. Looks like a RIS. No carbonation. Hint of floor cleaner. Easy to drink. Very good. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2009
12oz bottle via trade with sleestack. Dude you rock, this is completely and totally a sour beer, no way is it a Belgian Strong by any means. Pours brownish with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and rich with a touch of tart. The taste on the other hand is full of sour, funky, tart and super pucker. Holy shit, this is really excellent, I am once again blown away. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Shared by Ucusty and JCB morning of the Sexual Chocolate release. Pours a dark brown with no head. Some bubbles come when coaxed through. The nose is nice and woody, cherry skins come through, tart, acidic, woody character, yeasty. The flavor is tart, woody, cherry tartness comes through, great layered sour character. Palate is tart and acidic. bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle from Schroppfy, thanks! Deep dark brown color, almost opague. Oak, vanilla, raisin and bourbon in the aroma. Grapes and a cherry tartness in the flavor, combined with some roasted malt. Has developed the finesse of an old Flemish brown ale. Oak, raisin and vanilla in the aftertaste. I just loved this one.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle shared by ucusty, courtesy of StFun - thanks, David and Josh!!! I was surprised at the dark pour, for some reason. Viscous and rich with sediment, this was a hearty breakfast treat at Sexual Chocolate Day! Dank autumn fruit in the nose, with oak and sour apple coming to the fore. Mildly chalky mouthfeel, perhaps due to the many earthy elements. Dry as hell, with a long, pleasing finish. Lovely. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks to Stfun for this!!! Hazy dark brown pour with a thick tan head that slowly settles to a fine film. Sweet malts and dark cherries on the nose. Flavor was nice and tart. Oak, apple, cherry, caramel, and chocolate. A really nice treat! pimpp (8) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009 does not count
A: Pours dark brown, hazy and murky. A small head on the pour leaving just a skim. Some spotty lacing.
S: Good blend of the Noel and La Roja. Plenty of sour cherries with a dark malty base. A bit of added funk along with the sour and tart aromas. Not really getting anything from the stout.
T/M: Great sourness and pcukering tart cherries. Tartness is oustanding and at a very nice level. A bit more of the funk with some musty wet hay. The carbonation is way too low, unfortunately, making it feel pretty much flat. Body is medium to medium light and could really use the help of some carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable but 12oz. would be enough for me. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Dark brown body with a tiny light tan head. Nose is red berries, light chocolate and roast, some cola, a touch of bourbon and a lot of oak. The flavor is lightly sour and lightly sweet, starting off much like Roja with cherries, tart apple, light acetic acid and lemon, before getting into some cola/carmel and a touch of chocolate. The finish is long and sour with some roast coming through from the Magrugada. Mouthfeel is slick and a touch oily with extremely light carbonation. fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle pours black with no head a few small bubbles around the edges. Aroma is amazing. I keep smelling this thing. Tart, wood, funk, acid, raisin, paint thinner, and a touch of nail polish remover. Has a medium thin mouthfeel and has carbonation. Flavors are very sour, tart, acidic, oak, raisin, nutty, and complex. Overall a complex and impressive brew. Reminds me of oerbier reserva or earthmonk. Very nice indeed.