Belmont Station 15th Anniversary - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
89
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 29
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsbreath on 06-15-2012)
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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of AlexFields
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a rich cloudy mahogany, brownish head that's thin but pretty attractive.

Smells of tartness, bourbon, caramel and chocolate.

Wow, taste is surprising. Pretty crazy mix of sweet bourbon inflected caramel maltiness and sour vinegary Flanders Red character...never had anything quite like this, great stuff.

Good creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation, very rich flavors but still pretty drinkable.

The most pleasant surprise of the night and one of the best of the tasting.

8.8/10

Photo of 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.

Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body with a khaki head. Settles to nothing. A thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon comes through and lots of caramel and vanilla. Red wine notes and other dark fruits. Nice acidity.

Taste - Follows the smell. Bourbon blends nicely. Deep caramel and a rising acidity. Vanilla and bourbon linger on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Medium heavy body. I think this could be much better with lesscarbonation.

Overall - Excellent flavors. The bourbon blends very well. Just too carbonated.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of vissai
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of amnesia85
4.95/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

.750 corked + caged. Chilled in fridge, then poured into a HoTD tulip. Big up to my OR connect.

A: A magnificent 3cm head forms from moderately aggressive pour. As the beer calms the Co2 bubbles shrink and form a ring around the glass. The beer is very responsive to agitation but Co2 bubbles quickly dissipate to form a ring. No lacing effect, and no creators (not expected anyway) The color of this beer is a dark walnut brown, dark sappy amber with slightly reddish tinged hue.

S: initial waft is of sour cherry pie. acidic vinegar toned nutty chocolate notes.

T: bursts of flavors identical to the smell. First I'm tasting the sour cherry followed by a sweet nutty flavor. The back end of this beer has undertones of chocolate, I am attributing this to the bourbon barrels.

M: light, smooth-perfect carbonation level for this type of beer. Crisp/dry for minutes after.

O: Block 15 nailed this down from every angle. I absolutely loved this beer because it is easy drinking, high alcohol with no sign of it, perfect bourbon qualities added to the flavors to make it taste more like a sour nutty Black Forest cake! I think the bourbon qualities truly shine on the back end and only in positive ways. 2 other beers that immediately come to mind that taste similar are supplication, and winter woods. This beer definitely surpasses them!!!!

Photo of oregone
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boralyl for sending this bottle out my way! Really enjoying the Block 15 beers that I've had. Served in a cervoise. Nice dark fruit and fairly-heavy acidity. Touch of chocolate. Pretty good complexity and reminds me quite a bit of what Veritas 009 was initially like, though this has some additional carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MasterSki
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kan for sharing this one. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thick collar and partial cap, but minimal lacing. Dark and murky red-brown body.

S - Funky brett, vanilla, dark fruits, vinegar, mild lactic sourness, and strong spicy oak and bourbon.

T - Taste has a lot of oak as well, but not as much overt bourbon character. Malt character has held up, with chocolate, nuts and some vinous and mildly vinegary dark fruits. Definitely in the Flanders Oud Bruin mold.

M - Medium body, chewy texture, medium-low carbonation, and a dry finish. Alcohol is well-hidden; didn't realize this was 9%.

D - I think Golden Canary was a lot stronger, although I'm not always a huge fan of dark sours. Nice complexity and variety of flavors, although the preponderance of oak is more of an American wild characteristic than a Flanders one.

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of oline73
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the November Baltimore BA tasting. Served from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy mahogany with hardly any head to speak of.

Smell: There is quite a lot of sweetness here. The first thing I'm noticing is the malt sweetness and some dark fruit notes. There is a red berry like tartness throughout.

Taste: The taste has a lot more tartness to it than I expected from the smell. I'm getting some vinegar along with the red berries from the smell. There is a malt sweetness under the tart notes along with some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with carbonation that I would describe as smooth and full. The finish is dry but not overly so.

Overall: I thought this was a nice dark sour beer. There was no unpleasant undertone which I find with a lot of darker sour beers. Just enough sweetness to balance things out a bit. I'd have more.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris.

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin, beige head. The aroma brings malt, booze, oak, tannins. Wild yeast with a touch of fruit and a tannic bourbon character. Medium bodied with a lingering sweetness. Alcohol presence throughout. Overall, this was pretty good.

Belmont Station 15th Anniversary from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.