b3shine (9019) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a dull black with off-white lacing. Smells good; malty, boozy, and funky. Tastes like it smells with some smoke and less booze. Good on the palate. Enjoyable. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Capped 750ml bottle. Pours near black with dark tan head. Aromas of smoke, bourbon, roasted malts, fruit, and some tartness. Flavors of roast malts, smoke, little bit of the barrel and a nice balanced tartness. Love the base beer and this a nice twist. Thought this was interesting and enjoyable. swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
For those wondering about this beer, yes it was an unintentional sour (Sue infected with pediococcus) that was recalled, blended with regular Sue smoked porter and barrel-aged Sue, and then rebottled as Fortuitous. Here’s the story: http://embracethefunk.com/2011/12/19/yazoo-fortuit AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at 65 Degrees F in a Hill Farmstead Glass.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A - Huge head on cracking the cap open overflowing just a bit and filling my glass with a 4 finger head with great lacing that stuck around forever. The head itself faded to about 2 fingers and remained there. It’s a black beer...not midnight black but pretty dark!
S - Very interesting. Smells a bit tart with lacto and acetic properties and some roasted malts. A tad bit of coffee.
T - Sweet and a raspberry tart at the finish. Start is roasted malts, smoked malts (liquid smoke?) and very heavy toasted everything. The finish is what brings this all together with a cider raspberry sweetness which does eventually fade away revealing the smoke again.
M - very well carbonated, medium body and carbonation.
O - This is a great beer BUT it’s just too smoky for me. Everything else about it is nice and I do appreciate the cider characteristics. It tastes so much like a mild porter that got infected and was beefed up with some fruit additions.
Really, really interesting beer. Kind of a sour smoked porter. Apparently they blended their SUE with a batch that had gotten infected to get this batch. Funky slightly sour nose. Smoked sour flavor. Pours black. Nice.
kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark black color with a minimal light tan head. The aroma is sour mixed with burnt coffee, smoke, and molasses notes. Medium mouthfeel. Tart dark fruit sour notes mixed with smokey coffee flavors. While I appreciate the effort in making this beer, it well, falls pretty flat on its face. Not good at all. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared by TURDFERGUSON.Pours dark, pretty much black. Tan head. Aroma shows roasted malt, tobacco, chocolate and a hint of the cherry tartness it contains. More tart cherry and ash added in the taste. Dry palate. FROTHINGSLOSH (7929) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
From the September 2012 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was band aid, scotch and very strong bread dough - you can smell the infection. The aroma was bitter, tart and vinegary with noted infection, peat smoke and strong bread dough. Very long finish and medium body. The quote of the night regarding this beer "tastes like 3 week old ass after watching the Steelers on a Sunday afternoon after eating nachos". No quite that but but certainly not good. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Thanks to the Turd for sharing. Really enjoyed this one. Sure, it may actually be some kind of process error or infection passed off as a sour (or it may not); but regardless of its provenance, this one was complex and satisfying. Pretty nice fluffy head on a lively body, even though there appears to be a slightly oily consistency to things. Silky and inky. Nose is softly tart, with a healthy amount of chocolate malts. Some ash and tart cherry blending interestingly in the taste, held together by a chocolatey core. Nice beer. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
pour is dark brown, opaque, creamy dirty tan head. Nose is chocolate malt, cream, faint tobacco, and notes of cherry. The taste is very sweet with light plastic, band aid note. Light tobacco in back, somewhat roast/burnt, smokey finish and faint sour fruit. Body is full, creamy, strong carbonation, and wet feel.