RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
color is very dark ruby, aroma is sour, chocolate, roasted malt, flavor is vinegary sour, chocolate, coffee, cherry and other dark fruits, with some hop bitterness on the end, very smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4299) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Grunt fill from Winco.. Not normally a big sour fan, but was intrigued by the Belgian slant on this. It lives up to the description , resembling a sour quad or dubbel.Dark brown / black body, small skin of bubbly beige head. Aroma features the chocolate first, some plums or figs in the background. Taste is more chocolate, pit fruit, brown sugar, with a sourness that seems odd at first, but fits right into the mix. This beer hits it at many levels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4515) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2017 On tap at Downtown Drafts in Gainesville GA. Clear but opaque and essentially black body with a rather weak head, ruby highlights at the edge, and a modicum of lacing. Sweet and sour aroma with hints of ripe soft fruits and chocolate. Moderately sour flavor that is also mildly bitter. Some dark fruit notes with chocolate, but the tartness is more obvious. Overall: excellent for style (allowing for a sour stout style).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1933) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2017
22 ounce bottle best by date of May 6, 2018. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black wtih about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit/berries, coffee and some earthiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of tart berries, wood and a bit of green apple flavors. Not a big amount of sourness, but enough to know that its a sour/tart ale. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its creamy and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good sour stout, I enjoyed it. Certainly worth trying, I wouldnt mind having it again sometime! $16.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4017) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, coffee and smoke. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, coffee, sugar, smoke and wood. It was slightly tart and a little sweet. Different than what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2645) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Not as sour as it could be or should be. Sampled at The Bier Stein, Eugene, OR.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bill Becker (873) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Best before May 6th 2018. Black liquid, 1 finger head of tan foam, good retention and nice lacing. A bit sour to the smell initially, I get roasted malt and chocolate beneath. Holding the glass a bit further away, yeah, I smell some coffee notes. Tastes of tart chocolate with a side order of roasted malt. Every once in a while I can taste some coffee but its fleeting. Medium body and carbonation. I cant shake the feeling that it reminds me of other Brewerys mistakes. It IS drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized head. Chocolate, sour fruits, coffee, some wood and a lighter funkiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JAN 5, 2017
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance The beer is served a brownish-red color with a one finger head of off-white foam. The head has a light retention fading over time to leave just wisps of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the brew is interestingly strongest of a chocolate smell mixed with a tart fruity aroma cherry, raisin as well as apples. Along with these smells comes some notes of vinegar and some yeasty smells as well as a little bit of a char smell and a bit of smoke. Taste-The taste begins with some sweeter dark fruits flavors of cherry and raisin as well as some light flavors of an earthy nature. While the tartness is very light upfront, it does grow stronger as the taste advances with a mix of tart green apple and cherry as well as a bit of vinegar coming to the tongue. The sourness never gets too potent but remains at a moderate level (for a sour that is). Toward the end charred wood flavors as well as a bit of an herbal hop come to the tongue and leave one with a rather easy going fruited sour taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the mild sour tastes mixed with the fruity and light chocolate flavors the feel is actually pretty nice and creates a fairly easy sipping sour. Overall Certainly not a very overpowering sour, which I rather like. It has the characteristic dark fruit tastes but with some added chocolate and roast which give it a nice dimension. While not a classic take, I actually rather like it and find it very approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (1034) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle, black beer, big almond colored head. Aroma is coffee, cherries, metal, bread dough, molasses, cookies. Taste is sour cherries, cola, chocolate, coffee. Palate is a bit thin, carbonation subdued. Drinkable for sure, but not as good as I was hoping. 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (957) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasty, woody, sour cherries Appearance: black with a thin tan head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

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