Best Quote During Tasting
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|There's a very interesting mix happening here. I mean, it's not a surprise but it smells like a sour stout. It's got roasted character which is met equally by sour notes. There are also some big dark fruit aromas (plums) and some dry oak that you're able to pick up on in small amounts.|
|The beer is brown with a loosely bubbled tan head that doesn't stick around very long. As the glass is swirled, the beer shows to be moderately viscous with nice legs and the beer leaves lacing on the glass as you sip it.|
|This one punches your entire tongue with sour as soon as it passes your lips. The big plum character from the nose is definitely the most upfront flavor here and the roasted character is just subtly perceptible if you drink the beer cold. As it warms, that roast comes out more and you're able to taste some of the oak from the barrels it spent time in. Again, after it's been freed from the fridge for a while, you can even begin to pick up small traces of chocolate and vanilla. Overall, even with the beer's insane sourness, it is quite well balanced.|
|The body is just under medium and the carbonation is medium. While it isn't a big bodied stout, the moderate carbonation actually lends to a smoother mouthfeel so it's still fun to drink.|
|We've reviewed a few dark sours here on the site as much as they are a rare breed, they can be surprisingly nice. This one was easy to drink but damn was it tart. There was a lot of fun with each sip because as it warmed up, you got new flavors. I would split a bottle with someone only to save yourself from all that sour hitting your stomach but its definitely good enough to drink the whole thing by yourself....like I did.|