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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21437) - 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 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a large, tan foam head. Good sourness on the nose, some ripe berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with dark malts, dirt and background roast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate tartness at the end, light dirt, soft cocoa. Pretty nice, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17307) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
Säuerlicher, wenig herber Beginn. Laff, geringe Intensität. Leicht röstig, weich. Stimmig aber zu mild. 10/10/9/9/8/9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vinous, dark fruit, leather, roasted malt, earth, herbs, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, brett, caramel, balsamic, and minerals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12507) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11176) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
The welcome sour. As if intentionally infected. White head on black body.A little cherry, a nice sour more or less. Bottle from capone’s.

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