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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. Its fruity and tart with just enough roasted character; a truly delightful dark ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (281) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Poured opaque black, with a big, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is fruitcake and chocolate. Taste is berry, pineapple and dark chocolate. Fruit is front and center, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (10126) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber. Nose of yogurt, licorice, chocolate, tart cherry, grape, biscuit, caramel, maple syrup. Very complex. Black with a nice head. Roasty dry stout flavor with milk, coffee, chocolate, that then goes sour. Very interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (3816) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber. Deep bloody and funky sour nose, dark fruit with Brett. Very dark, near black, thin brown head. Sour cherries at first; mid goes deeper with earthy notes (someone mentioned root vegetables); smooth and complex finish. Thin-medium body, astringent. Stout-like sour. Very good and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This poured alighter to medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of light smoke, roasted malt, sour berries, and some spoiled milk. Flavor was a nuice blend of mild tartness, mainly berry fruitines with smoke and roast. I;m really starting to love these soured dark beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4737-20120818] Bottle. Mild roasted grains aroma. Brown black body with a medium-lasting tan head. Sour fruity roast grain flavour. Full body is sour. Really interesting. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20814) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4192) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2012
The cork seemed a bit too easy coming out and the pop seemed just a bit too loud. Ten minutes later I am finished cleaning the beer off my pants and desk. Open yours over the sink, you have been warned. Pours a solid dark brown/ black color with a huge beige head that takes a while to settle down. The aroma is quite tart with sour cherries and lemons atop a vinous dark fruity aroma as well as hints of caramel and chocolate. The flavor is mostly fruity and tart, if there was any roast or chocolate in there when fresh, thats long gone. Brown sugary sweet with lemons and cherries and a hint of funk, vanilla, balsamic, and wood. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart kind of mouthfeel going on. Not a bad beer, aside from the mess it made. Thanks to Alex M for hooking me up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (5741) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Had this at the RB Pittsburgh December 2012 Post Apocalyptic Beer Tasting. Nice sweet aroma. First taste is very lovely, bubbly on my palate. Nice sour wild thing happening on a black beer. Could drink alot of this. Very nice beer e3xperience. Wy atoo easy. Goes down in a huff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (19745) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
Suerlicher, wenig herber Beginn. Laff, geringe Intensitt. Leicht rstig, weich. Stimmig aber zu mild. 10/10/9/9/8/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
In short: An black ale awkwardly blending vinegary sour dark fruits flavors and roasty flavors. Just ok.
How: Bottle shared by Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose awkwardly blends roast and sour dark fruits, smells like two distinct beers mixed together. Taste has a strong initial sweetness sensation (its Weyerbacher after all), sour dark fruits, burnt nuts, soy sauce, plenty of roast, light notes of cacao powder, some wood, a few drops of vinegar, a teaspoon of tar. I didnt pick up much funky-brett here, even the barrels remained low-profile. A bit of a mix-bag here, a whole bunch of flavors that are not very harmonious. So overall I thought this beer was a bit of a mess but at least it was not very tasty, the high carbonation made it surf over my taste buds, so at the end it is just an ok mess, nothing very annoying. Another beer shared with friends at Camping Brewdown, the best thing about Camping Brewdown is we camping on the site, because cause I was way too drunk to drive and my wife was in no condition to drive safely either (shes a woman).

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