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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21414) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Night of the Funk 2012. Nice combination of roasty coffee grounds and soft sourness. It works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9835) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown courtesy of Trevor. Pours a brown to black with a thin white to beige head. Big acid over roast and cocoa, chocolate. Medium bodied, big sweet acid, huge carbonation. Light acetic notes, coffee and roast. Chocolate, malt, roast. Cocoa. Soft acid and roast on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
750 cc from Capone’s and Craft. Pours hazy black with minimal tan head. Nose is huge sour mashy fruit, dark malt, big cherry and blackberry. Tastes of tart blackberry, raspberry, somewhat sweeter to the taste than the smell would let on, but with ample lactic tartness, with some port wine late to join the complex tart berry medley and dark malts. This one is a great sour ale. This one in my opinion is better than Sly Fox black raspberry wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
750mL at Campdown Brewdown. Gusher. Muddy maroon pour with yellowish foam. Nose is browned butter and grape soda. Taste is tangy, hot, minerally, sweet red grape. Eh. Not offensive. As it warms, it gains some very nice red wine acidity. Effervescent. Better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pinot noir, and yeast. Roasted malt flavor with pinot presence a bit of sour and at times a cocoa ending. Well carbonated. Really nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Black pour with a small, thin beige head, thin lacing .... Aroma of light wood, Pinot, brett, roasted malts, vinous and acidic ..... Taste is acidic and of pinot, tart/fruity, roasted malts, some wood, vinous and of sour brett .... finish is dry and lingering roasted/sour flavors .... decent and easy drinking sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle from Simon and Keith. Pours a deep purple black color with creamy off white head that wasn’t lasting. Small to medium lace.They snagged a few from the brewery. Aromas of wet wood, berries, cinnamon, vanilla, vino. Taste is nice and creamy, just the right amount of tart cherry sour notes, pinot, roasty grains, delicious crystal malts, dark grapes. Finishes with a nice woody and earthy berry aftertaste. Lighter bodied mouth for this 5.1% sour. This one will be outstanding in 2 years.

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