IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Draft at the Bistro’s BA Fest; Nose of molasses, smoke, and port wine; black with a very light head; flavor is plums, light sweet chocolate with a lightly tart finish. dalekliz (923) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Sampled from a keg at RBSG 08. Pours a deep, dark brown with a large, bubbly, tan head. Sour aroma, of malt and dark fruits. Big taste of burnt, toasted malt and sour fruit. Lingering sour and malt flavors. Interesting and tasty. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Draft... RBSG ‘08... This beer rocks!... Murky, dark brown ale with a small, creamy, beige head and fat bubbles here and there. Cinnamon, brown sugar, tangy acidity and cherries are a few of the snippets I’m picking up in the nose. The aoma, in fact, reminds me a bit of the Lost Abbey 2008 Sinners (blend) I sample earlier in the day. Full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor starts off sweet, but is also very nicely bittered with additional notations of fruits and cherries. Dry finish. I love it! maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2008
From keg on the bus before RBSG on 08/02/2008. Dark black body with a medium fronthy tan head. Slightly sour aroma with some roastiness. Slightly sour flavor with some roast and chocolate. Light body with moderate carbonation. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Keg at RBSG. Pours a dark muddy brown with a dense creamy, retentive head. Brett and cherry nose. Flavor of chocolate, cherries, and dark wet grains. Dry and acidic finish, with a slightly puckering tartness. Interesting beer.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2008
From a keg at RBSG. Poured deep, murky brown with a lively cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sour dark fruit skins over semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, and a touch of caramel.. interesting. The flavor had dry, dark fruity tartness hitting first with lightly-smoked caramel, chocolate, and molasses coming through after.. very candied at the end.. finished dry and sour with a scratchy, oaky feel. Medium-bodied with an interesting interplay of sourness and roast on the palate.. OK feel. This was an odd duck. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Out of a keg on the RBSG ’08 bus (thanks SD crew!). Pours dark brown (almost black) with a beige head. Great nose; tart, sour cherries, mocha and wood. Pretty complex; very tart, sour with somewhat of a (perceived) salty finish. Notes of light chocolate, mocha, sour cherries, wood and brett/funkiness. Medium light body - well attenuated with soft carbonation. Perhaps "Sour Ale" would be a more appropriate categorization for this beer. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2008
RBSG ’08: Keg provided by Mike. Poured a very dark brown to black color with a thin beige head. Nice roasted aroma with a lightly tart fruit to it. Cherries are my guess. The flavor was roasty with some chocolate notes wrapping over more of the fruit. Medium bodied. Good stuff. yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From one of our few busrides - out of a keg. Pours brown with a lacing white head. Cherry fruity aroma and dense malty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and flavour. Holds a nice chocolate base flavour with a lot of milky and fruity accents on top. Mild liqourice note too. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Muddy dark brown colored body with a tan/light brown head. Weird funky chocolate and bretty milk nose. Medium to low acidity, some smooth milk and cream, some roast, chocolate, coffee, etc., strange throughout, but better than many of the other sour stouts I’ve tried. Turns somewhat bland and pallid in the finish.