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Anderson Valley Featherleggy Bulrusher
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout aged and soured in oak port barrels


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
A deep dark sour stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet nutty malt with light butterscotch. In mouth, a sour chocolate with light corky notes, lactic, a bit thin. On tap at Alibi Room, March 22, 2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/12/2011. This sour/wild ale pours a medium brown color form the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and caramel, fruity and sweet, with a hint of wood. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, caramel, chocolate and sweet. The hops are herbal. Tart and a touch of funk. Perhaps a touch thin tasting, but I have never gotten the ‘feel’ for sour stouts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2012
draft at Jupiter Sour Fest, Berkeley, CA. Dark black pour, medium to lighter bodied, khaki head. Carbonation seemed somewhat high, Roasty with a decent hit of tart sourness. The roast & sour thing seems to throw me off a bit. Decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Tart aroma. Tart/light sour flavor with dark fruits and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Tart/light sourness lingers with dark fruits and malt. Easier drinking than I thought an 8% sour stout would be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Tasted on Sour Sunday at The Jupiter. Pours dark black with beige bubbles. Nose is light sour mash. Med+ body. Flavor is sour, like sour malt, finishing with dark malty stout, but sour is ever present. Wild!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Served at Triple Rock Sour Beer Festival. Pours black with a treacle aroma and a thin tan head. There is a slightly sour carbonated dark molasses flavor with a hint of port.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On draft at Beer Revolution. I’m not a fan of sour stouts, but this one was very nice. It pours black with a khaki colored head. The aroma has some buttery toffee and some dark fruit. Not much funk or astringency. The flavor is pleasantly lemony lactic with notes of toffee and cocoa. Virtually no acetic character with a lemony, bitter, roasty, tobacco finish. Despite all this going on, it remains mellow and drinkable. Really nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head and not much in the way of lacing. The nose carries a moderate amount of diacetyl. As drabmuh points out, this was mixed with a bit of vanilla and oak, creating something akin to cake batter. Whatever it was, I didn’t really enjoy it. After it warmed up, some moderate lactic acid came through as well as just a touch of vinegar. The flavor is a bit better. Moderate roast and oats plus a fair bit of acidity. Very mild acetic presence and a touch of dark fruit. Medium body with a dry, sour finish. Okay, but I really can’t get past the nose.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy dark amber brown, thick small brown head. Aroma of sour prunes. Taste is prunes, dates, plums with moderate sourness. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2311) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Tap from Churchkey in DC. Rating is after the fact - so sparse on details. Stout flavor up front followed by a nice sour vinegar vibe. Interesting.


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