Belmont Station 15th Anniversary - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to khumbard for this. The cork on this was horrible and broke at two points while I fought to get it out.
3.25 A: Dark brown color. Just under one finger of frothy/fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.25 S: I didn't realize this was a sour until right now. Not what I was expecting, but I'm not unhappy about it since it smells great. Subtle acetic acid with more emphasis on a tangy lactic acid component. Brown sugar, caramel, quince, and chocolate. Notes of plum and purple grape. Funk is fruity and earthy, but not too powerful. The barrel is used perfectly for this beer. The bourbon complements lightly without interfering with the base beer's aromas. Light leather and earthiness with vanilla and oak notes.
4.25 T: The taste is a lot more "wild" than the nose suggests. This isn't to say this is overly sour because it isn't, but I was expecting mild sourness and I got moderate. Lots of tanginess in here in the form of fruity raisin, not quite ripe plum, quince, crab apple, and white grape. Brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and maybe a hint of molasses. Again the bourbon is subtly complementary. Light earth and leather, but stronger vanilla and oak.
4.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritzy creaminess. Supremely smooth. Great here.
4.5 D: This is a great beer without really any problems.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2013 00:28:21 | More by DavoleBomb
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