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Valley Brew WildCat Bourbon Barrel Sour Stout

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our Black Cat Oatmeal Stout aged 6 months in a Jim Beam Bourbon barrel with Organic Rainforest Coffee Beans added for the final 2 months. To top thing off the barrel was dosed with a small amount of Lacto,Brett and a few other sour bugs to add a wild side to the beer. Intense aromas of chipotle peppers and roasted coffee fill the nose. The flavors is big sour with lots of stout notes hidden in the mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, sour berry, lacto, ash - smoke, wood, bourbon. Flavor is light heavy sweet modrate to heavy acidic and bitter with a long duration, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted and light acidic aroma of vinegar, feshgrinded coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted and light acidic flavour of vinegar, freshgrinded coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Black with a large dark beige head. Sour aroma with lacto, roasted malt, vanilla and oak. Flavour was sour with roasted malt, lacto, brett, pepper, acetone and woody notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34327) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating #14,100. Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thick dark brown head. The aroma has powerful notes of coffee, and peppers, as well as notes of chocolate, and sour notes of wood. The flavor is very sour with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, leading to a sour, dry, roasted finish, where notes of chili lingers. Thanks Steve for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
pitch dark, smooth brown head. sour woody aroma, roasted stuff. flavor is very sour, roasted stuff, licorice. nice "black" base to the sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Vinegar, unroasted coffee, light spice and sourness in the aroma. Flavour is very bretty and sour. Has some roast and light coffee notes. Medium bodied. Dry. Grapish sour end. This is one of the most odd beers Ive tasted for years. Dont really like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque black with a dense light brown head. Weird aroma of coffee, chili and sourness. Medium body, dark hard roasted malts and a lactic bitterness. Lots of chili and coffee with burning acetone. Sour finish but no real bitterness. The bourbon notes are overpowered by the chili and the sourness and only leave a discreet imprint. A great experiment from Steve. 130909

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Steve. Pours dark brown to black with a quickly disappearing chocolate brown head. Aroma is coffee herbal, peppery to chili like aroma, lacto and light dry brett note. Aroma overdose. Wineous, dark roasted malt flavoured, light chocolate. Distinct sourish acetone/vinegar flavoured with a dark malty counterbalance. Acidic to acetone finish with a reappearing peppery note. Interesting sample sipper - nothing for a full glass to be honest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
Brew pours black with a small beige head. Light nose of brett, coffee and some barnyard. Flavor was a little more sour than the nose, an interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Tart aroma with coffee. Tart flavor with light fruitiness, malt, coffee, and some pepper. Medium bodied. Tartness lingers with coffee and a light pepperiness. I like it more now than the first time I had it.

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