Pentagram - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
4.19/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7
Appearance: Dark, dark brown - pours with a nice amount of head, retains some nice wisps of a cap, leaves some nice specs of lacing
Smell: Dark malts and Brett funk - manages to have both dark and sour funk aromas, without smelling like a hot mess - amber and caramel malts - lightly toasty and roasty - some nice tart, sour, and funky notes, with some distinctive Brett weirdness - dark fruit, like dark cherry skins, and some red wine
Taste: Follows the aroma with some nice dark and sour notes, without going over the top - some nice caramel, amber, and lightly roasted malts - touch of dark, lightly burnt malts as well - nicely funky, with some Brett - tart, sour, and general barnyard funk - some nice dark notes, with berries and cherries - some nice wood and white wine - very flavorful with minimal booze
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, dry finish
Overall: Summon demons, slay demons, drink this beer, repeat
Sour stouts/sour "dark beers" are quite the challenge. I'm not particularly surprised that Surly was up to the challenge. This is very tasty. It balances the dark notes with the sour notes in a nice way. It's kind of like a dark Flanders Red. That's totally a style, right?
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 00:50:52 | More by angrybabboon
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Pentagram from Surly Brewing Company
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