AROMA: Strong sour grape scent along with chocolate, dark malt, slight citrus. Sweet nose overall. No alcohol presence. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Dark black, nearly opaque. Large tan froth, retains and laces well. 3/3
Strong malt base with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
Moderately sweet palette enhanced by the sourness on finish which
imparts slight fruity flavor (almost candy-like). Bitterness is low,
though sour character makes up for it. Fruit punch-like flavors on the
finish. Though mostly to spec, taste is surprisingly mild overall.
Sourness is a little too tame. Imperial stout base is not all that
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; medium-low carbonation.
Feels a little flat and watery for an 8.5% ABV brew. No alcohol warmth.
Sourness is not puckering. No astringency. 3/5
IMPRESSION: If ever there were a pedestrian wood-aged imperial sour
stout - this is it. Not bad, just far from great. 6/10