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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. It’s fruity and tart with just enough roasted character; a truly delightful dark ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Black pour with a khaki head. Smells a bit like licorice with some balsamic vinegar sourness, oak, chalk, and wine. A fair amount of roast, some raisin, char, and burnt sugar. Strange flavor. Somewhat sweet with burnt sugar, licorice, and molasses sweetness. Balsamic vinegar sourness, a bit of wood, somewhat chalky, and a mild wine flavor. Some dark fruit notes of raisin, dates, and grape. The finish is very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle from Capones via Dmac. Pours out black with a tan head....this looks like a stout, but definitely does not smell like one. Nose is of tart dried fruits, funk, oak, vinegar, light roast and some vinegar notes. Taste is complex, lots of dried dark fruit skins, sour cherry, light roast, oak, vinegar, light wine-like tannins. Solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
25th September 2012
The ChrisO small midweek tasting. Opaque dark brown beer. Light crisp palate. Barrel aged bourbon sweetness contrasts with a sour edge. A little brett. Crisp finish. All right.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Has some nice cherry/tobacco like scents and taste, very interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml cork and caged bottle from Capones. This one poured way thicker and darker then I was expecting, looks like a solid porter with a solid dark black body and a smaller to average sized foamy light beige head. Aroma is sour overall with some vinegar notes but lots of dark malts coming through in thr form of chalk, dusty chocolate, waxy tootsie roll wrappers, wet barrel, dry nut shells and some lightly buttered brown toast. Milkshake thick body, incredibly thick for a sour, average to softer carboantion and only a light sourness, but the thickness is a welcome difference to traditional sours. Flavor is sour, vinegar, sour chocolate, dark sour fruit skins, wet burnt toast some slight vinous notes. This one gets better and better as it warms (or as I get drunker and drunker).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a small tan head
Aroma and flavors of sour fruit, roasted malts, woody with a dry finish, some bitterness
Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (310) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Without initially knowing this was aged in wine barrels, I thought it smelled like dill pickles. Now knowing, the wine aroma is quite nice! Pours a dark black with a light tan head that fades quickly. The barrel aged wine comes through strong upfront. Very sour! Upon warming, hints of dark fruit, black liquorice and malts come out. Finishes dry with a nice sour aftertaste. Very well balanced palate, creamy but not too thick or too thin. Overall an amazing, original beer that tastes like nothing Ive ever had! If youre lucky enough to find this, get it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at GABF 2012. Pours a totally black color with a medium tan head. A big sour woody nose with some dark fruit. Really nice flavor with roasted malts, cherries, sour lactic notes and wood.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Dark brown color, tan head. Sour scent. Sour, mineral taste. Sour aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4055) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Roast and sour together makes for an interesting taste. Coffe and sour a bit weird but interesting.


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