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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
#2299, GABF 2010. like all their beers, this one just didnt agree with me like rest. sour & bourbon driven aroma. gathering grape juice, bourbon & tons of sour tartness. sort of a strange combo, IMO . OK but sort of jumbled flavor but it appears I may be the one off with this

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Curtis, the brewer, was kind enough to allow me to sampled this on tap from the keg room at the brewery. This beer is completely legit. Pours an opaque, deep brown with a very frothy off white head. The nose is really good, sour mash, lactic acid, big vanilla, whiskey, brown sugar, licorice, chocolate, dried fruits. Flavor was just as good, starts with a lactic tartness which is rounded out by a mellow sweetness, oak, vanilla beans, light Belgian chocolate, some light spice. Full bodied, roasty, tart finish. So happy I had a chance to try this, itís very exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml bottle mail ordered from the brewery. Pours a very dark blackish brown hue, near opaque overall, some brownish edges with a big tan cakey head that dies to a moderate size, laces small. Aromas area nice dose of roasted malts and coffee, followed up by lactic acid and wet oak, bigger red wine tannins and flourishes of Bourbon spirit, grapes and sour lemons and plums, cherries. Roast throws some nice notes, light vanilla spice and faint cinnamon really makes it welcoming, complex. I get more red wine and then the vanilla really starts to assert itself as it warms a bit more. Initial is doses of vanilla and red wine, sour lactic acid, sour red cherries and grapes, some lingering roast sticks through, touches of more wet oak and bourbon spirit. Touches of cinnamon, red wine tannins grow a bit more as it warms. Some more sourness, as it swoops into vanilla and a dryness in the finish. Certainly, a very interesting and complex beer. The sourness and oak, lactic acid and moderate to lighter sour is compelling, the vanilla gets a bit cloying on the backend, covers up lingering roast a bit more than Iíd like. But the oak and sourness really are nice, a more feeling red wine, but Bourbon definitely creeps in. This is a complex beer, fruity and sour, good oak presence, roast and spices of vanilla and slight cinnamon play well, but in my opinion muddle the roast/sour synergy. Very nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6786) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle provided by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Poured a really nice brown color with a tiny tan head. Aroma was sour notes, a touch of vanilla. Flavor was vanilla oak, with some bourbon and a touch of sour notes to it. A nice melding between a sour and a bourbon barrel aged ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6753) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at the Barrel House
Dark brown with a small beige and good lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
Nice and tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle:   Has this sweet chocolate cherry covered Bourbon sorta sourness going on.   Sweet and tart, with that chocolate covered cherry aspect.   Instead of Rum we get Bourbon.   Great balance, smooth, a little dry.   When I thought Sour Porter, give me a break, but it actually works.   Its more Sour than Porter, which is why it works.   Showcases the chocolate covered cherry aspects pretty well.   Smooth, tart, yet with that chocolate covered cherry and bourbon.   Doesnít hurt that its 12.1% either.   I am rather impressed with this one, and it exceeded my expectations.   It really is like a soured dark chocolate covered cherry aged in Bourbon.   Wonderful stuff!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6276) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Courtesy of Secret Santa December 2010

Bottle: The aroma consists of sour fruits, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown that is more of a orangish-brown with some transparency when held to the light and has a small beige head that fades to a moderate ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and lightly sweet fruit. It quickly turns sour in the finish and mixes with some vanilla, bourbon, and just a touch of roast. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Medium bodied with lively carbonation that does come across a tad prickly at times, but mellows with some time in the glass. I havenít been a fan of sour stouts or porters in the past, but this is very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6216) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. Dark brown with some red. A tan ring. Sour funk dominates the nose but bourbon is noted. Fruit, too. The flavor has all kinds of stuff going on. Bourbon. Fruit,msour funk, wood, interesting, unique, and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. One word: STRONG. Dark, unappealingly muddy and brown. Drinks with a over-the-top sugary sweetness, woody, more sugar and a hint of whiskey burn. Did I mention itís strong? (#5748, 9/21/2014)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Dark brown with tan head. The aroma has a lot of tart dark fruit and a bit of funk. The flavor is a lot more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and tart dark fruit notes, as well as some roasted malt and vanilla. As the beer warms I start to get a lot more bourbon and oak notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great sour.


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