RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark sour ale was inspired by classic Old Fashioned cocktails. We fermented a velvety imperial stout with our house sour culture, then aged it in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels alongside sweet Bing cherries and freshly zested oranges to create a rich, tart stout that’s perfect for sipping on cold winter nights.

First release in December 2015

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3.5
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2017
375 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a thinner dark brown with a red tint and a thicker light khaki colored head and no lace as it falls to a bubbly ring. The aroma is definitely sour. There is a cherry that's pretty heavy, and about the only thing to contrast the bourbon. The oak is heavy and offers a touch of vanilla, but the cherry and sourness really control it. The flavor is decent. There is a chocolate and a cherry that are heavy. The sourness is more prominent than the alcohol, which is nice. Like the oak and a kiss of vanilla. This one is real sour on the back end. The mouth feel is watery and light bodied with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly tart cherry and bourbon oak finish. Pretty good. 7 4 7 3 14

3.3
ebone1988 (2075) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is bourbon, tart, cherries, wood, roasted malt, boozy, different. Appearance is reddish dark brown, light brown head, poured thinnish. Taste is sour, woody, cherry, roasted malt, booze, not bad. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, tart woody malt boozy aftertaste. Overall, not as bad as I expected, still, not all that enjoyable.

3.9
tightslice (1415) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 12, 2017
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cherries, chocolate, toffee, mild licorice, vanilla, cocktail type things. Taste is mild molasses and tart, bourbon soaked oak and cherries. At it’s best, unique flavors that work pretty well together (for an unconventional beer)... at it’s worst, flavors are unharmonious at times. Not sure this needed to be a sour beer, but kudos to Almanac for trying something different.

3.8
Fred82 (2331) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2017
375 bottle. Nose toasted malts citrusy tartness. Woody. Red fruits. Taste fruity and tart. Finish great tartness with roasted malts. Very complex. nice acidity. Great fruity finish.

3.1
jc1762 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2017
Thanks Matthew for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing coffee brown with no head. The nose shows very strong dry bourbon. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Moderately tart and very bourbon barrel forward. Flavors are unharmonious.

4.5
Samtzu (548) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2017
375ml Bottle. Pours a very deep black with a small amount of brown head. Funky nose with hints of chocolate and biscuits. Tart and fruity flavours with some sweetness.

4
Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light tart notes with some dry roasted malt notes and nice bourbon and vanilla notes. Taste is also a nice mix of tart notes with some dry roasted malt notes with vanilla and bourbon with light oak notes. Chocolates notes are also noticeable. Body has a nice creamy texture with good carbonation. I think this could have been a top imperial stout without the tart notes.

3.7
thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA. Dark brown pour. Oak barrel sour, chocolate, orange, cherry. Interesting, kind of like it.

3.7
BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA. Dark pour, minor head. Chocolate and caramel, with some citrus and cherry. Lots going on. Pretty good.

3.7
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Draft. Dark pour with brown head. Light bourbon, roasted, fruit and tart aromas. Flavors are complicated, chocolate, caramel, cherry, orange and bourbon tones.


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