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Side Project Black & Wild

Side Project Black & Wild
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Black & Wild is the antithesis of most American Wild Ales. The robust nature of the intense acidity, bold sour cherries, and chocolaty malt is layered with the deep notes of vanilla, spicy charred oak, and rich caramels from the used whiskey barrels in which this beer matured for more than a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1739) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
750, batch 1. Dark red pour. Acidic cherry spur. Some dark red and black malt. Touch of cocoa, some sour brown notes. Predominantly acidic cherry. Very good cherry sour. Was expecting a bit more chocolate covered cherry to come through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tart with caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a dark ruby brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong oak, cherry skin, vanilla. Thin mouthfeel, puckering sour, cherry, caramel, oak. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7450) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at Perennial. Deep reddish cola pour with a smaller soapy head. Rich dark cherry tartness, wood, vanilla, mild chocolate. So many layers to this. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is betty, chocolate, with a touch of coffee. Flavor is super tart, chocolate, and lemon zest. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4536) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rating #4000 - Pours dark brown with a reddish tint and a tan head that gets minimal pretty quickly, The aroma has smooth chocolate, tartness from cherries, peppery / phenolic spice, light bourbon, household cleaner, cola and dark caramel. There is also a raw grainy oakiness to it. It has a smooth velvety body that is pretty full at the beginning and then transitions to a sharper body with all of the micro-carbonation that pretty sharp midway through into the finish. The taste begins with a mix of tartness and chocolate and then the cherry aspect comes through. There is a lot of dark caramel in the mix, bugginess, mild oak, hints of lemons and vinegar. The finish adds some vanilla and chocolate to the mix of lushness and sour. After the other flavors have passed there is a grainy oaky flavor that stays on the tongue. Excellent beer that shows no hint of the 10% alcohol it says it contains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2521) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Thank you Amber for the bottle! This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking glazed over amber to red color with a fair fingered white slightly foamy head quickly dieing to a stringinesss glossing all over the beer. The smell had a slight charred robust maybe somewhat sweet kind of blackberry to cherry sort of maybe even a slight raspberry trying to come in slightly. The taste was slightly sour but maintained a good balance to the sweet that I wanted. Ha, its there and was what I was hoping for. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly somewhat decent sessionability about it. Overall, well, I think this could be do-able. I didn’t get a big blackberry note, but hey, alright, hey honestly just an okay beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Notes from several tastings. Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose heavy of berries/cherries, sourness, a hint of vanilla/oakiness. Taste heavy of cherries that balances the sourness. Tart without an overwhelming amount of acidity. Beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a brownish/red color with a tan head. The aroma was tart with some grain, vanilla and caramel. The taste was of cherry pie with charred oak and a hint of whiskey. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3999) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes a dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, berries, funk, and whiskey. Taste is cherries, berries, funk, whiskey, wood, and some chocolate. Delicious. Want more.

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