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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   ABV: -
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Project Opus is our collection of aged sour beers. Don’t 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
The beer is a dark mahogany type color with a finger of tan head. Sort of a typical dark sour aroma of vinegar, raisins, plums, and currants. Definitely some oak and grass notes to it. The flavor is really heavy on the oak. A bit of tart fruit, maybe some vinegar. A little grass funk and some hay. Not the greatest flavor to this. Medium body with medium to high carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle at Jerry’s Sandwiches (Oak and Iron). Black - brown head. Nice sourness. Vinegar. Fruity. Nice burned. Wooden. Vine notes. Light sweetness. Lovely high drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10838) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Dark brown pour, fluffy tan head. Nice fruity, sweet tart aroma, berries, oak. Flavor is sour! Lots of cherry notes, red wine, vinegar notes, and a light hint of roast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s, courtesy of adam. Huge thanks! Deep purple brown appearance with a small, tan head. Tangy, sour, cherry, blackberry, funky, vinegar aroma. Big sour, vinegar, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, funky flavor. Pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark sour fruits with a bit of backing dark grains. Flavor begins with sour dark fruit that last throughout and has a combination of sour fruit, dark grains and oak in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of raspberry, dark fruit, toffee, some dark chocolate into a bit of earth, yeast, some red grape, wine notes with a hint of oak. Taste was a mix of slight acetic, vinegar, some dark fruits into a bit of dark chocolate, red wine, oak, finishing fairly dry, slightly tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle at the blizzard tasting in D’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
bottle. dark plumy purple color. Dark grapes, light roast with a touch of chocolate in the aroma. Similar flavors with some funk & sour grapes. Pretty good sour, much more malty than most

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6927) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6897) - 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
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