bwa5879 (940) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2017
Dark brown/black pour with sixteenth inch creamy khaki head. Powdery Cocoa aroma along with full bodied sour smell resembling raspberry mostly. Softer carbonation finishes a bit tingly. Sour Berry and cocoa blend in flavor more intensely than nose. Nice sour stout, straightforward.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Darwenus (1113) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2017
This is the weakest of the New Belgium Lips Of Faith sour beers I’ve tasted. It just doesn’t work. It pours dark brown with very little head. The aroma is mild. There is a little bit of mild cherry and oak, and some coffee, but all of it is subtle. The taste ... well, there’s just no way around it. This beer doesn’t taste good. The front of the tongue is muted and dense, the flavor closes with a little bit of that cherry or berry sourness, but there is also an artificial, plastic kind of character throughout the whole sip. The taste reminded me of how band-aids smell. And not in a good way. No thank you. New Belgium’s Lips Of Faith sours are among my favorite examples of the style, usually. This is a rare exception. DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Poured hazy brownish black with tan head. Some dark malt, tart cherry, cacao, coffee, oak in the nose. Came off like an oak-aged tart cherry stout, similar to the Terrapin red-waxed offering, but better. czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
from tap at EBF 2017, boston. unclear dark brown pour with a small light beige cap offering some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, woodsy cherries, coffee - not so fresh but not vegetal either, hint of sweetness - lactosean perhaps, spices. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; relatively dry, lightly tart and spicy finish. o-k. freekyp (2192) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2017
I’m normally not one for sour beers, but this Clutch stout is an exception. Burly dark chocolate and roast malt aroma. Pours a pretty dark, nearly opaque, brown with a small but delicately laced tan head. Robust roast and chocolate malt with only a light lacto sourness that is very pleasant, and extracts a nice drinkability from this hefty 9% brew.
Emeister84 (2479) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2017
22oz bottle from Midtowne Bottle Shop. Aromas of tart cherry, vanilla, toasted oak, dark chocolate. Black with a fairly lasting tan head. Slightly sour, coffee, cocoa flavors, roasty. Full bodied. HippieFee (425) - - MAR 1, 2017
Large Format - Super dark colored Stout with absolutely zero head. A sour and sweet smell. You can smell a slight hint of wood on the nose. As a none traditional sour beer it’s interesting. Has a slight sour taste but the Stout characteristic are pretty over powering. VastActiv (6942) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Teresa’s Next Door, Wayne. Colour is deep dark brown with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, black berries, wood, dryness, distant hints of spices and some malts. tmoreau (4298) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2017
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, with a presentable layer of brownish tan foam that reduced rather quickly to a persistent, thin ring, light film, and curtainy lacing. The nose was roasted, mocha notes, malt, and oaky tannins. The taste began with a tart sting, and a bit of dark fruit. The roasted and mocha notes then became somewhat hidden, with a touch of roasted & earthy astringency showing up for the finale. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and well put together, but also not a big fan of sour Stouts. ABUSEDGOAT (2731) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Black pour with a small light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, Belgian yeast, lightly sour, caramel, coffee, soy, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied, sour chocolate with Belgian yeast. Still not a fan of sour stouts, but this isn’t badly made for one.