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Weyerbacher Sour Black

Weyerbacher Sour Black
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (447) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8450) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9593) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6662) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Cloudy dark brown / black thick tan head sour tart cherry aroma taaaaasty sour crisp refreshing tart fruits nice carb levels. served at gabf 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2012
750ML acquired from a buddy Josh in exchange for some west coast sours. Enjoyed in a mini-Duvel glass.

A - Pours a midnight black, looks light in the glass, almost a finger head that is very effervescent.

S - Very lemony citrus scent. Tart, acidic and some vinegar notes.

T - Sort of a roasty nutty finish. It’s very tart, hint of bitterness, some tangerine and lemon tastes and very light and easy to drink.

M - Medium carbonation, light body

O - This is a good beer but it sort of has this weird porter taste that really gets in the way of the sour characters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose has light milky sourness, light red wine, and a bit of roast. Taste has some stout character, dark bread, red wine, cherry, and a big of vinegar on the lightly tart finish. Real thin and watery body with a bit of carbonation. Had this one next to Tart of Darkness, and it was amazing how different two soured stouts can be. This one was much more restrained and gentle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle at Chriso - 25/09/12. Very dark brown in colouration with a good sized frothy tan head. Tarte cherries on the nose allied to a little wood and sour dark berry fruits. Taste follows, brett tones, more sour fruits and a pinch of spice. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12705) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to Bill at ChrisO. It pours very dark brown, with thin-medium full beige head. The nose is sour, light roasted malt, balsamic vinegar, toasted coconut, marzipan and some acidity. The taste is roasted malt, sour lemon, oak, vinous, faint caramel, grapefruit and subtle balsamic vinegar, with a lightly sour finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and soft mouth-feel. No real complexity. Fairly inoffensive stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark brown, near black, with a thin light tan head. Notes of roast, coffee, and cocoa with some acidic tartness. Hints of barrel with some funk, but mostly acidic on my palate. Dry, foamy mouthfeel.

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