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Project Opus is our collection of aged sour beers. Donít let the black color of this barrel aged beer fool you. The complex sour notes will brighten your palate as they pair with the dark malt character.

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Tasted on 11/11/11 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle shared by ryan585. Pours an opaque, nearly black, dark brown, with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is sour dark cherries with a touch of balsamic vinegar, dark chocolate malt, and an earthy and lightly funky yeast aroma. The flavor is even more complex, with dark chocolate covered cherries, earthy and funky yeast, wet tobacco, molasses, sour cherries, and over-ripe black fig. The body is medium with a somewhat oily and sticky texture, light carbonation, and a long, sour cherry, dark chocolate, and wet tobacco finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Clear black pour with no head. Aroma is kind syrupy yet tart with heavy notes of dark roasty black malts and molasses with a wee bit of earthy java. Flavor is robust and dark with syrupy tones of roastiness and molasses paired with a uniquely tart sourness and lactic fruitiness. Nicely done sour stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap at 4th Annual Boulder SourFest (2013). Pour is murky brown in appearance with a small tan head and decent lacing. Slightly acetic, roasty, raspberry, red wine, green apple, and oaky aroma. Taste dark cherries, toffee, caramelly, red grapes, big oak,, spice, and whisky. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a deep burnt umber color with a thick khaki head that sticks around for the life of the beer. The nose is cherry cola, some dark plum and some barrel funk. The palate is berry heavy with some nice cherry cola acid and caramel malt backbone. Bright acidic, funky, dry finish... Damn this is an interesting sour. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2390) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 375ml bottle. Funky, earthy, cherry, medicinal, chocolate. A solid sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Dark brown body, medium sized tan head, soapy lacing. Vinous and tannic, with some dark fruits and berries, lightly earthy malts. Medium bodied, mellow carbonation, lingering finish, lightly acidic, gentle sourness. Rather benign and middling. Pleasant, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Got this in a recent trade from one of you guys, canít remeber who but I appreciate it for sure. Dark black-brown color. Interesting smell, clearly wild, a bit of brett and a vinous aroma, not bad. taste was also vinous, slight bit of sour. Overall I thought this was pretty solid. Its not going to rival Russian River or Lost Abbey but its a good start. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-08-2012 02:48:40

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5481) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dallas
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Woody, tart fruit and toasted malts
Taste: Toasted malts and tart fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6601) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle at the blizzard tasting in Dís place. Pours a brown almost tan color with a medium white head. A big nose of barrel, brown malts, molasses. A smooth tart Old Bruin flavor with wood, sawdust, light cherries, molasses and caramel, sweeter in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sour aroma; earthy, a little roasty. Sour flavor, with some roasted malt character that go well together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a super dark near black with a small tiny bubbled tan head. Aroma is very nice, big sour brett character, acetic, lactic, lots of wood, nice vanilla component, burnt cherry. Flavor follows but there some very distracting off flavors, something burnt, something a bit roasty, weirdly boozy, but other than that the cherry candy sweetness and tartness is spot on and very similar to some RR, maybe just picking up tannins in the finish? The dark malts just seem to muddle what is otherwise a very very tasty sour.

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