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Weyerbacher Sour Black
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Sour Black, ~5% ABV, is a Black Ale aged in Wine Barrels. These barrels are the same used Pinot Noir barrels which produced Rapture. Brettanomyces lambicus was added to the barrels adding a nice acidity. Itís fruity and tart with just enough roasted character; a truly delightful dark ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is tart cherry, dark fruits, some roast, light vinous and a touch of wood. The flavor has hints of the roasted malts, biscuits, tart cherry, vinous, wood and dry. Interesting and worth the try.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: A wonderfully different sour ale. Most sours Iíve tried take a beer and turn it sour, but this one just adds a sour layer and keeps its stout like flavors. Very complex. Itís like two beers in one instead of just one transformed beer. Very easy to drink. The body was a little thin, but that just made it easier to drink. The roasted malt showed up even more when paired with some great Blue Stilton cheese. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a huge, creamy, tan head that mostly, but very slowly, diminished and left good lacing. The aroma contained light roasted malt; ever so slightly chocolate; some wood; mostly sour fruit; slight sweet fruit; and hints of vinegar. The flavor had slightly sweet fruit, then mostly sour fruit, then roasted malt and a little chocolate and then some very tart fruit and wood. The light to medium body was dry with tingly but sort of soft carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1126) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
This is delicate balance of roasted malt flavor and tartness from the wine barrel aging. An enjoyable unique beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1919) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of tart cherries and roast. Taste is sour and roasty. Really nice not overly sour but really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (941) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours black from a bottle at the brewery, warm. Smell is wine and some roasted malt. Not bad but not worth 18$.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle, split with a friend. The pourís deep brown with hardly any head whatsoever. The nose is butterscotch candy, balsamic vinegar, some grape squash and ribbon candy. The taste is mildly buttery, touches of diacetyl, hints of berry fruits. Light chocolate syrup and a bit of charred wood. Mild sourness. Medium body, slightly oily on the palate. Soft carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. It lacks cohesion. Still, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Poured opaque black, with a big, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is fruitcake and chocolate. Taste is berry, pineapple and dark chocolate. Fruit is front and center, but not overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber. Nose of yogurt, licorice, chocolate, tart cherry, grape, biscuit, caramel, maple syrup. Very complex. Black with a nice head. Roasty dry stout flavor with milk, coffee, chocolate, that then goes sour. Very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2043) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber. Deep bloody and funky sour nose, dark fruit with Brett. Very dark, near black, thin brown head. Sour cherries at first; mid goes deeper with earthy notes (someone mentioned root vegetables); smooth and complex finish. Thin-medium body, astringent. Stout-like sour. Very good and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This poured alighter to medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of light smoke, roasted malt, sour berries, and some spoiled milk. Flavor was a nuice blend of mild tartness, mainly berry fruitines with smoke and roast. I;m really starting to love these soured dark beers.


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