popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Pours black with a small to medium light brown head. Looks fairly heavy. Head is a touch fizzy but holds up a decent blank of creamy foam for a bit. Little lacing. Sour, fruity roast flavors in the aroma. There’s a light, sorta metallic twang to it. A bit of chocolate. The sour fruitiness is not quite right for me. The cherry and chocolate combination is good, but something smells a bit off, maybe some booze coming through. Interesting on the palate. This is pretty heavy for a stout with so much sour fruitiness. There’s chocolate and roast upfront with a thick sour cherry note and some odd residual caramel malt heft, though the beer isn’t really sweet. Fairly strong oak flavor. Medium to light sourness but it’s a bit muted by the strength of the beer. It’s a heavy sour with lots of wood. I can’t say that I like it all that much, but it’s interesting. It’s just absolutely full of roast fruitiness. Too much for me. Hard to rate. Despite some curiosity, I don’t really want to drink it. batneil (809) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Very unusual. A stout but very sour. Not bad, difficult to know how to categorise it. Dark brown, thin head. bhensonb (16268) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a slight dark tan heaed. Aroma is sour dark malt - brett notes. Med + body. Flavor is sour dark malt, some not too dark fruit, and a firm bretty sourishness. Lots of wood; astringent oak. Maybe some red berry residuals; not really finding whiskey. It’s earthy, yummy stuff. marcus (11079) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a large tan head and a sour plum aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a lot of Brett and oak and a tart finish. Very tasty. Bule (2315) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
500ml bottle pours a black color with a lot of frothy brown head. Slightly sour plum fruit balance nicely against the oak and malt. Delicious.