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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2776) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2337) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3222) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Deep black pour with a tan head. Aroma is tart acidity, some fruitiness, a bit of dark malt character. Flavor is tart, cherry, fruity, warm. Some good round flavors with a nice tartness. Really nice bottle of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Nearly opaque black color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, vanilla, Pinot, berries, brett, light roast and some bacteria. Taste of vanilla, red wine, dried fruits, lightly malty, vanilla, some wood, and a lightly sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cromags (1) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
Bottle purchased at brewery release event for $17 Aroma: port wine, coffee Appearance: black Taste: medium sour with light sweetness Palate: full body. like a carbonated port. Overall: My first experience with a sour black ale. Enjoyed it. Price tag is a bit prohibitive, but who hasn’t spent that much for a decent bottle of wine? Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aromas of grapes, roast, wood/oak, and some funkiness. Tastes of some funk, wood, grapes, chocolate, roast, and vinous. Light to medium sour finish.


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