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Rivertown Old Sour Cherry Porter

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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From Rivertown’s Barrel Aged Series, brewed exclusively for Party Source. (Per the label) "We combined our Imperial Porter with fresh dark Michigan cherries, and then aged it for over three months in a bourbon barrel inoculated with wild yeast. This is a bottle conditioned ale, and can cellar for over five years. Enjoy!"


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Lets go to the Jockey Box
what next?
Rivertin Old Sour Pumpkin, shared by friend, not in living room, for make the taste!
Pours a dark brown with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lots of oak, lots of cherry, some chocolate & roast are in there as well. It’s got a lot of tart fruit and funk in the bouquet.

The flavor is centered around tart cherries with lots of chocolate. The beer is sour and has some mild vinegar notes with lots of tart fruit & woody oak character.

Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5311) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
From the February 2015 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy off white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was tart, sour and vaguely fruity. The flavor was very tart, sour, dry, chalky and had hints of vague fruits and vanilla. Long tart and sour finish. Medium body. Ok

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from a trade in Cincy. Shared with Dan, Danni, and Josh at my place. Snifters. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate light brown head that was short lived. The aroma was delightful with sour cherry notes, chocolate, dark fruits, and oak barrel. The taste (once warmed) was very nice with sour cherries, currants, raspberries, dark chocolate, and barrel. Delicate mouth, somewhat of a velvety finish. Somewhat tart, but not like Tart of Darkness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and dark brown with a fleeting, off-white head. The nose is acidic and acetic offering fruity cherries, deeply roasted malts and enjoyable vinous notes. Full-bodied and thick with airy carbonation. The flavor is roasty, sour and vinous - red wine and red wine vinegar – with a heaping helping of black cherries. Thanks to my good friend, growler, for popping the top off this world-class beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1776) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bomber, 2013 vintage. Thanks Matt. Pours a dark brown with a very minimal head. Looks like a porter. Smell is sour and tart. That was unexpected. My one knock is is there is a touch of astringent on the back end of the aroma. Kind of unpleasant. Otherwise this beer is damn good. Taste is acidic sour. Tart cherries. If I was blindfolded I would swear it tasted like a kriek. Looks like a porter. Tastes like a wild/sour. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Murky brown pour with a tan head. Nose is nice and tart with notes of cherry and chocolate. Tart in the flavor with cherry and some green apple skins. A little cocoa shows as well. Light bodied with a tart finish.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
nick76 (4303) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 The aroma is sour and lactic with some malt and fruit. The appearance is brown with no head. The taste is like expected. The palate is flat and thin. Overall not good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1908) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
much more sour than i expected it to be, but it in a good way. had a recent bottle share.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricoslim (116) - - AUG 6, 2014
Had this thanks to my boy Prazak. Color is brown with some red tones. Not much of a head. The name does not lie. Very sour and lots of cherries in the aroma and taste. Bourbon is light but a great overall sour.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang14 (23) - - JUL 22, 2014
Damn sour more than a but harsh but in the spirit of sour good color nice aroma no real head


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