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Craftsman El Prieto Sour Black Ale

Craftsman El Prieto Sour Black Ale
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Sour Beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (4563) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
(En fût à STOUT Hollywood): Cerises noires, pointes acétiques, éclats de chêne et une présence grasse mais délicate des bretts. La présence en bouche est soyeusement entière, beaucoup de fruits rouges et de bois dans la finale sèche également.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAR 4, 2016
Draft at Tiger! Tiger! Pitch black with a tight, creamy tan head with fantastic staying power. Aroma is mostly balsamic acidity and cherries with subtle underlying roast. Very smooth, well-incorporated flavor profile: tart cherries, vinegar, vinous oak, green apple, cocoa nibs, blackberry jam. Coffee only shows up just after the finish, as a kick of soft, nutty beans. The body is outstanding, delivering the flavor in a creamy, pillow-soft package. Would be far less of a beer without that enjoyable mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1948) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap at Monk’s Kettle. Sharp tart sour cherry aroma. Harsh and sharp taste, but nice. Dark malts and cherry. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2753) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1545) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3500) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4910) - 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.


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