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RATINGS: 338   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
   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. Its 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 beers subtle complexity, however, it just doesnt provide much payoff, particularly for its high ABV.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (6299) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Teresas 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4021) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2677) - 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 isnt badly made for one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1805) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Aroma of plums, coffee, spice and malt. Clear dark brown color not much of a head. A slightly tart taste with notes of chocolate, and spice like 3 styles of beer merged into one. A medium body with a sour coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1696) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium frothy tan head. Sweet sour malt aroma. Medium body with a very unique taste, sour malt with a sweet undertone and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1627) - - FEB 12, 2017
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and tart cherry. Pours dark brown with a large light brown head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with roasted malt and coffee flavors to go with a medium body and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and tart with tart cherry and chocolate coating the palate nicely. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma of oak and some cherries. Medium bodied. Taste has some chocolate notes with hints of cherries as well. Finish is nice, not sour, not sweet, like a chocolate covered tart cherry. No lace present.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (1139) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Tap at muddy waters with samadueche. Cola brown black with small white head. Tart nose. Taste is tart and sour, more so than any semblance of stout. Interesting, but big sour, little stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebastokrator (101) - - JAN 19, 2017
Clear black body with some rapidly dissipating tan head. Nose is initially sour but I smell lots of raisin, fig, and chocolate. Taste is unique. It first comes at you with some sour berries but soon the roasted malt appears. A sour chocolate lingers. Every so often I notice coffee. Lightly bodied add lightly carbonated. This is a fun blend of styles that works better than I thought it would. Id drink another.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4462) - 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.


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