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Almanac Bourbon Sour Porter

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The life of a Kentucky oak barrel is one of giving: first to bourbon, then to dark strong ales, and finally we inoculate it with our Dogpatch Sour culture and fill it with robust porter. This inky black ale blends flavors of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and Kentucky Bourbon with a pleasant tartness and funk. Pair with hearty winter stews or freshly shucked oysters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2505) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Had this at an Almanac tap takeover at Uncle Henry’s Deli in Downey. Pours dark brown to black with a thin mocha head. Flavor is molasses, oak, not really any bourbon. Sounds is mild. Really nice beer. Just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Unique brew. Bourbon oak and roast with some lactic aroma. Flavor has same sour lemon with equal roast and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper brown, beige head. Vinous, sour, woody aroma. Flavours of cocoa, yoghurt, sour cherries, wood. Finish is very dry. Body is actually deceptively light. Moderately sour so as to be quenching more than puckering. Nice, but could use a bigger body and more malt structure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/13/15] Draught sample at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at Public House in San Francisco. Dark brown to black. Roasty and sour aroma with lots of fruitiness, vanilla and a bit of vinegar. Roasty flavor, sour and fruity, with a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (7232) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Nose of grapes, chocolate, yogurt, wine, vanilla. Pitch black with pretty lace. Acidic punch in the mouth is more than you expect from the nose. Lemon, grapefruit, grape. less of the dark character, more sour. Great crisp carbonation. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4978) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
375ml bottle @ Gaasa, May 2014. Dark brown body with a medium sized, dense off-white head. Aroma has dark malt, chocolate, red berries, some wood and hint of acid and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty, vinous fruity, chocolate and some mild acidity. Fine body and a good aftertaste with oak, alcohol and dry fruit. Really nice. Suprisingly mild and easy to drink, still tasty and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2397) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall NYC . Pours a dark. Lack porter like color. Very tart from the beginning but balanced with the maltiness. Really good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
javiercrasher (217) - Granada, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2014
De color negro suave, con ligera capa de espuma de escasa retención. Suave aroma ácido con fondo a vainilla, tostados y algo de barrica. En boca ácida y láctica, con un fondo agrio. Sin presencia del bourbon. Un poco más de impronta y sería un cervezón.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with flashes of mahogany and a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Decent retention. The aroma is an odd intermingling of chocolate, lactic acid, sour cherries and a ripe pair of socks. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of chocolate, toasted malts and sour cherries. There’s a splash of tart, dry, red wine in the finish. Bottle shared by ctipping!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1198) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown. Aroma of sour cherry chocolate cake, wood, light coffee, gentle bourbon. Taste is sweet and tart. Mouthfeel is crisp and bright, tart dryness.

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