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Craftsman El Prieto Sour Black Ale

Craftsman El Prieto Sour Black Ale
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Sour Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
[ Keg ][ 3oz ][ Brewbies Festival ][ $1 ][ Flute Taster ][ 2.14.15 ]
>> On tap as "El Prieto, sour barrel aged brown ale aged in American Oak barrels 8.6%". Seems like it could be a new entry, but rating it here. Clear deep red pour with excellent lacing for style. Flemish red nose with acetic acid, balsamic vinegar. Taste is softer than expected, lightly salty, flash of balsamic vinegar, mouth watering. Quite good. Should be under Sour Red/Brown for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Dark beer some dark raisins plum. Sourness comes through on first sip. Pretty enjoyable balanced with different sour characteristics. Had a while ago. Got from my notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2542) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Churchill's Pub in San Marcos, CA. Opaque, black brown with tan head and excellent lacing. Sour aroma of dark malt, berries and funk. Taste of sour berries, dark malt and funk. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1535) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2/12/12 notes: Nose of cherry, apple cider, dusty straw. Flavor builds, aceto/vinegar and soil late. Soft body, low CO2. Intriguing, if average sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3386) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draft @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s. Pours translucent black color with tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, oak, toasted malt, and oak. Similar flavors with some bourbon, quite sour. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Tap at Select Beer Store. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is acetic vinegar, figs and plums with light caramel malt and earthy hops. Flavor is sour dark fruit, biscuit and cookie malt with spicy notes and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4627) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is black cherries and other sour fruit, caramel malt, light dank hops, and balsamic. Flavor is heavy sour fruit with sweet malt undertones and tart, lemon finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4880) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Sampled on draft at the Provisions store. It pours dark brown with ruby tinged highlights and an off white head. The aroma is sour black cherries with hints of cocoa and funk. The flavor has black cherry with some lactic, lemony sour pucker and nice graham cracker and cocoa malt quality. Mildly toasty, bretty finish. I really enjoyed this one a lot. I’d get this again any time I see it on draft, which unfortunately for me will not be often enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Tom beat me to it, at my new stomping ground. Tulip at Pizza Port OB. Looks brown/black with garnet edges and a small light beige head, solis thick beige ring. Flavor has some caramel sweetness and light chocolate, moderate lactic acid with some underlying acetic acid. Flavor is nice and sour--mainly clean lacto--with good roast and chocolate towards the dry finish. No burnt notes. Sourness peaked at 5, bitterness 2. Medium full body, low to moderate carbonation. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
On tap at PP OB. Pitch black color. Tart dark fruit on the nose. Up front lactic sour quality with a backbone of cherry, grape, and plum. Nice body and finish. Surprisingly good.

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