brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
The beer is a dark mahogany type color with a finger of tan head. Sort of a typical dark sour aroma of vinegar, raisins, plums, and currants. Definitely some oak and grass notes to it. The flavor is really heavy on the oak. A bit of tart fruit, maybe some vinegar. A little grass funk and some hay. Not the greatest flavor to this. Medium body with medium to high carbonation. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle at Jerry’s Sandwiches (Oak and Iron). Black - brown head.
Nice sourness. Vinegar. Fruity. Nice burned. Wooden. Vine notes. Light sweetness. Lovely high drinkability. deyholla (11749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark sour fruits with a bit of backing dark grains. Flavor begins with sour dark fruit that last throughout and has a combination of sour fruit, dark grains and oak in the finish. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Dark brown pour, fluffy tan head. Nice fruity, sweet tart aroma, berries, oak. Flavor is sour! Lots of cherry notes, red wine, vinegar notes, and a light hint of roast. cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s, courtesy of adam. Huge thanks! Deep purple brown appearance with a small, tan head. Tangy, sour, cherry, blackberry, funky, vinegar aroma. Big sour, vinegar, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, funky flavor. Pretty good beer.
onceblind (9860) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Clear black pour with no head. Aroma is kind syrupy yet tart with heavy notes of dark roasty black malts and molasses with a wee bit of earthy java. Flavor is robust and dark with syrupy tones of roastiness and molasses paired with a uniquely tart sourness and lactic fruitiness. Nicely done sour stout. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of raspberry, dark fruit, toffee, some dark chocolate into a bit of earth, yeast, some red grape, wine notes with a hint of oak. Taste was a mix of slight acetic, vinegar, some dark fruits into a bit of dark chocolate, red wine, oak, finishing fairly dry, slightly tart. douglas88 (9420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle at the blizzard tasting in D’s place. Pours a brown almost tan color with a medium white head. A big nose of barrel, brown malts, molasses. A smooth tart Old Bruin flavor with wood, sawdust, light cherries, molasses and caramel, sweeter in the finish. Good. Sledutah (7722) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dallas TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Woody, tart fruit and toasted malts
Taste: Toasted malts and tart fruit
Bottle purchased from Binnys (Bolingbrook, IL). Let’s see how this goes. The Two Bros sour program has shown a touch of promise of late, but nothing beyond "solid" or "middle of the pack". Pours a blackish dark hue, near opaque, the edges show some midnight over ruby dark glow. A decent brownish frothy head sits atop, laces ok as it dies to a decent film. Aroma strikes well, offering lemony lactic acid, blackberries and raspberry fruit, some plums, touches of roast and gentle coffee, wet oak offering some vanillin, lactic acid jumps up a bit more. Touches of fruity esters, more powerful sour lactic quality on the nose, the roast falling behind, oak coming in pretty well. Some bretty leather and earth become one of the more interesting facets of the brew. Initial offers a medium bodied, a bit creamy up front, pushing some gentle roast, yogurty lactic acid. Roast grows with some cocoa, vanilla and oak, a decent kick of lactic acidity, some red fruit and plum, but gentle. Lactic acid, lemon, dryness grows a touch throw the experience, a small gentle wave mixing with the oak, cocoa, gentle smooth silky on the palate, dries ok. Some gentle roast. Finish is a bit creamy, touches of red fruit, biscuits, cocoa, decent lactic presence. It’s a pretty drinkable beer, offering some good ok, a decent lactic element and a smooth roast, cocoa, and oaky beer in it all. Still, the flavors seem a bit restrained. I think the blackberry essence is nice, but overall the beer seems a bit underwhelming. Some brett, leather, earth is subtle. It’s solid/ok middle of the pack sour beer. Impressive appearance, solid flavors. I preferred Askew (But that beer seemed to lack complexity.. The flavors were on). It’s ok, but not worth the price in my opinion.