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RATINGS: 359   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Pours a dense dark brown that looks about the same color as it did in the (brown) bottle. The aroma has some light grains and a bit of lactose-like sweetness. It’s not bad, but it is just not much. The flavor has a rather complex yet somehow unexciting combination of mild apple tartness up front, some moderately roasted malts in the finish, and faint hints of chocolate and wood that creep in as the beer opens up. The texture is fairly light and smooth, which allows a light lingering woodiness to develop. Despite this beer’s subtle complexity, however, it just doesn’t provide much payoff, particularly for its high ABV.


3.9
Arayaga2 (2218) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2017
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!

3.9
Ronritter (873) - 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

4
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

3.5
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.

3.3
kevinator (2574) - 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.

3.5
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%.

3.3
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2017
BBD: 5/6/2018

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

3.4
BlackBeerPG (842) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2017
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

3.7
markducommun (1210) - 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.

3.8
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.


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