Arayaga2 (2218) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2017 BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dark mahogany color with a tanish head and nice sticky lacing. The nose has a big dose of chocolate and roasted notes, nutty and sharp with a hint of sour. The flavor is tart and roasty but the sour comes across mainy as astringency or infected yeast. Good and robust, but just seems a little too balanced between the two styles that neither take the reigns, but the other makes the other look like a flaw. Interesting; not bad.
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 Reddish. Town with white head. Roasted cola notes dominate in taste and aroma, with slight tartness into the finish with coffee notes. Free with won token on brewery tour! Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2017
On tap pours black with medium tan head Aroma is dark chocolate and cherries taste is the same with a bitter cherry and sweet Chocolat finish Beerandhockey8 (419) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 28, 2017
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a dark brown, thick tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is medium-heavy body, sweet. Finishes smooth on the mouth. Awesome 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Big bottle from Wegmans. Sour yeast, malt, oak, citrus, coffee aroma. Really smooth medium feel body, medium bite, sweet-sour finish. Mild woody aftertaste but it’s a very acidic citrus sourness that dominates. Fluctuates big time from dark roasted malt to puckering sweet in a flash. Crazy stuff. kevinator (2577) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Aromas and flavors of yeast, bitter chocolate, coffee with a sour finish. Some oak. Nice color and medium palate.
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Draft. This is nice, it is tart and cherry like, dark fruit, hint of cocoa, nice dark sour beer, doesn’t seem 9%. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2017
BBD: 5/6/2018BlackBeerPG (844) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 28C Wild Specialty Beer (base style: 20C Imperial Stout)
AROMA: Strong sour grape scent along with chocolate, dark malt, slight citrus. Sweet nose overall. No alcohol presence. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Dark black, nearly opaque. Large tan froth, retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Strong malt base with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Moderately sweet palette enhanced by the sourness on finish which imparts slight fruity flavor (almost candy-like). Bitterness is low, though sour character makes up for it. Fruit punch-like flavors on the finish. Though mostly to spec, taste is surprisingly mild overall. Sourness is a little too tame. Imperial stout base is not all that imperial. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; medium-low carbonation. Feels a little flat and watery for an 8.5% ABV brew. No alcohol warmth. Sourness is not puckering. No astringency. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: If ever there were a pedestrian wood-aged imperial sour stout - this is it. Not bad, just far from great. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 34/50
Taste: Rich, dark fruit, sour, prunes, woody, coffee, chocolate notes. same with the nose. Black with reddish hue, mostly opaque, tan head with ring lace. Medium//full body. Unique, but I feel the sour is more forward than the Stout flavors more like 50/50 than 30/70 markducommun (1211) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Dark opaque mahogany, ample tan head. Dark cherry, berries, leather, some coffee, some dark chocolate. Somewhat sweet, though significantly dryer than the average imperial stout. Touch of bitterness, quite sour. Long oily finish, heavier body. Fair bit of carbonation. Understated alcohol. Quite good. BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Poured from bottle into stout glass. Pours a very dark brown with khaki head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and a touch of lactic acid. Taste is smooth with initial tartness then coffee, then fading into dark red fruit.