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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.


4.1
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2871) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2847) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7396) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopFilter (6) - Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
One of the most unique brews I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Pours a very nice deep earth color, extremely low viscosity with a pleasantly thin head. Aroma reminds me of aging rye whiskey with fermenting cherries. The taste is truly pronounced without being overbearing and is identical to the aroma. A tart fermented cherry nibble that quickly melds into a wonderful rye whiskey finish. The palate is extremely smooth with the sourness quickly falling off of a cliff. A residual flavor of American Oak finishes of with a light presence of cherry. Very drinkable and enjoyable throughout the experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Night of the Funk 2012. Nice combination of roasty coffee grounds and soft sourness. It works.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Very dark brown body, small tan head. 3+ Modest aroma of sourness and roast makes for an interesting blend. Flavour is similar, modestly sour, and light roasty malt comprise the dominant flavours. Average plus bodied palate. 3+ Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by yobdoog

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012 courtesy of Trevor. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light roast and tart acidity. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of carbonation and notes of tart acidity, cocoa, faint sour fruit, light toasted malts and chocolate.


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