Appearance: deep murky mahogany with some plum designs. Bubbly khaki head, tight and splotchy. Broken patches of lace remains nice and puffy.
Nose: rhubarb and hop cones dried together. Overall rather mild; have to hunt for the aromas. Dry forest twigs. Powdered chocolate in the back. Plum and grape esters. Old dry leathery tannins. Opens up a smidge as warms up but not much. Black root and black strap molasses.
Palate: burnt roots. Toasty. Lingers with dry European truffles with chocolate powder in the back. Chocolate raisins. Sour? What sour? Nutty prune and plum pits in the middle. Raisin and date bread. Twigs, dirt, and cut fire logs. Black earth. Ashen burnt hops. Slowly grows an intriguing earthy complexity.
Final Thoughts: alright but not what I was expecting. Thin, weak, and definitely not anywhere near sour. Rather boring. If it wasn’t going to go sour, it should have focused more on the earthiness.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)