Valley Brew WildCat Bourbon Barrel Sour Stout

 
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Black Cat Oatmeal Stout aged 6 months in a Jim Beam Bourbon barrel with Organic Rainforest Coffee Beans added for the final 2 months. To top thing off the barrel was dosed with a small amount of Lacto,Brett and a few other sour bugs to add a wild side to the beer. Intense aromas of chipotle peppers and roasted coffee fill the nose. The flavors is big sour with lots of stout notes hidden in the mix.

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Ratman197 (14686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2017
Bomber courtesy of KrausenJockey (Thanks Steve!) found in the back of my beer fridge from many years ago poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, fruitiness, smoke, chilies, coffee and cocoa. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of coffee, fruitiness, chilies, cocoa and roastiness with a smooth dry tart lingering fruity coffee finish.

3.9
ajnepple (6438) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2017
22 oz bottled shared, aged for approximately 8-10 years I believe. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, mild fruit, light sour funk and a hint of vinegar. Similar flavor, malty, dark and mildly sour with a hint of oxidation (cardboard). Light to medium body with soft carbonation, a thin feel and a light puckering finish. This is holding up pretty well, pretty fun to drink overall.

3.9
fonefan (48740) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, sour berry, lacto, ash - smoke, wood, bourbon. Flavor is light heavy sweet modrate to heavy acidic and bitter with a long duration, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

3.9
joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted and light acidic aroma of vinegar, feshgrinded coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted and light acidic flavour of vinegar, freshgrinded coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted and tart finish.

3.7
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Black with a large dark beige head. Sour aroma with lacto, roasted malt, vanilla and oak. Flavour was sour with roasted malt, lacto, brett, pepper, acetone and woody notes.

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Ungstrup (37309) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating #14,100. Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thick dark brown head. The aroma has powerful notes of coffee, and peppers, as well as notes of chocolate, and sour notes of wood. The flavor is very sour with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, leading to a sour, dry, roasted finish, where notes of chili lingers. Thanks Steve for the bottle.

3.8
Pinball (12061) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
pitch dark, smooth brown head. sour woody aroma, roasted stuff. flavor is very sour, roasted stuff, licorice. nice "black" base to the sourness.

3
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Vinegar, unroasted coffee, light spice and sourness in the aroma. Flavour is very bretty and sour. Has some roast and light coffee notes. Medium bodied. Dry. Grapish sour end. This is one of the most odd beers Ive tasted for years. Dont really like it.

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Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque black with a dense light brown head. Weird aroma of coffee, chili and sourness. Medium body, dark hard roasted malts and a lactic bitterness. Lots of chili and coffee with burning acetone. Sour finish but no real bitterness. The bourbon notes are overpowered by the chili and the sourness and only leave a discreet imprint. A great experiment from Steve. 130909

3
yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Steve. Pours dark brown to black with a quickly disappearing chocolate brown head. Aroma is coffee herbal, peppery to chili like aroma, lacto and light dry brett note. Aroma overdose. Wineous, dark roasted malt flavoured, light chocolate. Distinct sourish acetone/vinegar flavoured with a dark malty counterbalance. Acidic to acetone finish with a reappearing peppery note. Interesting sample sipper - nothing for a full glass to be honest.


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