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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pure rock fury meets Belgian-style brewed folly in this collaboration with Maryland hard-rockers, Clutch. A pronounced bass line of dark chocolate, coffee and black malts bridge the sourness of our dark wood ale for a fluid riff.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12587) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Sample at the Asheville brewery. The beer is a brown-black color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of coffee, fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of charred malt, coffee, black cherry and yeast. The finish is smoked malt and mildly tart fruit. Above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was faint with a bit of toastiness, malted milk, cherry and berry. The flavor was sharp tart red wine, malted milk, and wood. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bomber brought to Xmas by brother in law, also split with my wife. Pours oil slick black, small khaki head. Nice level of chocolate, sour finish. Medium body with a slick and velvet mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1574) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a jet black with a tan foam head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, fruit, caramel, and some funky yeast. Flavor is chocolate, fruit, caramel, and funk. Has some carbonation, though a thin body for an imperial stout. Interesting. Well-done in comparison to other sour imperial stouts Ive tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1809) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Black pour. Aroma of blackberry, plum, chocolate. Taste follows, nice, fruity and tart, with woody notes. Really quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBarstool (31) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2016
It may be an unfair review for the style of a wood aged, sour stout is new to me. Ive had many wild ales, and bourbon barrel stouts, but not a combination of them all. I truly have to say that I dont taste the the dark woods. Its not my favorite. Its like Strange Cousins I guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Black, mocha head. Nose is dusty cocoa, a bit metallic with dried cherries, wood. Flavor follows, chocolate covered tart cherries, egg cream, wood. A bit sharp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5303) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2016
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 11/8/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, and light smoke/char; with lighter notes of sour cherry, berry, raisin, plum, fig, apple, lemon, red grape, vanilla, oak, pepper, light hay/funk, slight red wine vinegar, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt; with light-moderate fruity/funky/acidic yeast and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, and light smoke/char; with lighter notes of sour cherry, berry, raisin, plum, fig, apple, lemon, red grape, vanilla, oak, pepper, light hay/funk, slight red wine vinegar, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness; with light fruity/acidic tartness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, smoke, dark fruit, lemon, apple, light hay/funk, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt; with light-moderate fruity/funky/acidic yeast and oak barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and lightly tart/sour balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/char bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky/chalky, and slightly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an excellent sour blended imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt; with light-moderate fruity/funky/acidic yeast and oak barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the lighter tartness/acidity. I was originally expecting a much more sour stout, but after learning this is a 70/30 blend of stout/sour ale; I was still really impressed by it. Great base stout complexity, with nice complimenting wild ale flavors in the background. Aromas showcased a bit more of the wild fruity complexity than the flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5714) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Growler Guys, Seattle. Medium lacing tan head, wet dark cola brown. Odd fruity sour to this that I couldnt place, as theyve listed this on tap as an imp stout. Still not understanding the sour stout idea much at all. Light clean roast to the malts before the cherry tartness takes over, lightening everything considerably. As flavor lightens the creaminess of the body and light alcohol flavor take over a bit too much. Mocha chocolate flavors in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Very dark brown, almost black, pour. Small tan head. Lacing. Roasted, fruity sour aroma. Creamy tart dark cherry taste. Some chocolate and roasted malt notes.


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