drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
p dk brown tan head n soured, red wine fl red wine caramel raisib, vanilla vinager, pretty good stuff. rxeight (3154) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Draft at Fobab 12. dark brownish red pour, like really dark cherries. Taset is very tart cherries with a thick malty background. Meduim thick body. Very in your face stood out from most of the other ba beers I had that day. I didnt even realize until I pulled this up that it was moloko in there. They need to do more with moloko and these barrels the conquistador porto last year was also amazing. valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sample FOBAB ’12 - have a hard time resisting anything aged in madeira barrels, so why not! Pours black with a thin tan head - dissipates into a lasting film. Aroma is nice - sweet malts, dark fruit/wine character and a healthy dose of cherry (tart) - yum! Flavor is good as well, tart and sour alike with loads of cherry, sweet malts, underlying roastiness, and a general lactic feel to the brew - Palate is smooth and lasting. This was solid! NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Fobab 10. Pours a deep black with brown head. The nose is fruity and sweet. Strong notes of cherries and a sherry/madeira nose. Rich chocolate in support. On tasting, moderately tart and fruity. Cherries are quite dominate but are supported by the wine barrel here, which lends some raisin notes. Finishes with a roasty chocolate dryness. Really good stuff. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Fobab. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cherries, tart, roasted malts, a touch of coffee and notes of the port barrel. Interesting but not my thing.
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of tart dark cherries with sweet grains underlying and dark plums from the port. Flavor has got notes of port and dark cherries up front that mellow to allow a sweet dark malt finish. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
FOBAB 2012. This poured a medium to dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of soft milk chocolate, lots of tart cherries, and light wine notes. Flavor was oak and wine, light roast, and smooth chocolate, with very bright tart/funky cherries there too. Intersting stuff. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Appearance: pours dark brown with a small tan head.
Aroma: Sour cherry, ludens, cola.
Taste: Tart cherrys, cola brett.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, low carb.
Overall: Tasty. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Black color with tan foam. Red wine, wet wood, tart cherry, dark roast aromas. medium bodied. Tart cherry, spicy red wine, dark fruit, dark roast flavors--sour stout danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Served on tap at the 15th San Diego Strong Ale Festival. I definitely attacked the FFF stuff first at the fest. The appearance is a dark brown-black with a decent tan head. The aromas are sweet milk chocolate, with a solid tart cherry in there. The flavors enter with the tartness of the cherry really shinning through, through the middle the cherry is still very present with the medium roast malt covering it. The finish has a nice tartness with a vinous oak barrel to it. The mouth is medium bodied with a certain what I would call airiness to it from the lactose sugars. The airiness could be from having 2 full bodied Dark Lord variants before this. The tartness is not puckering at all just a great full accent. This beer does not come through as a 10% beer at all. I love the slight tartness in a dark stout, keep them coming a la this and Tart of Darkness.