Old Sour Cherry Porter - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Reviews by emerge077:
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a mini nonic glass, light tan foam, random spotty foam in the glass. Skim breaks after the first few sips. Beautiful scarlet highlight glints in the light, otherwise dark reddish brown in direct light. Webbed skim across the surface.
Light acidic fruit and dry barrel tannins, first impression is classically Flanders inspired.
Tart cherry, mellow toasty malt presence, soft feel with a smooth light carbonation level. Some nice depth, the three months in a barrel adds a nice layer of complexity. Flavors reinforce the Flanders impression... Vinous cherry, barrel tannin, light malt impression. Pretty unique and enjoyable, the abv limits consumption slightly, but its not distracting.
Thanks Chris for sharing this one!
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 00:18:05 | More by emerge077
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3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherries, green apple, cranberry, red wine vinegar, oak, clove, chocolate, light roast, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light bourbon, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of fruity/funky yeast, sour cherry, and light-moderate roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, toast, chocolate, light roast, vanilla, oak, clove, leather, musty funk, light bourbon, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, leather, toast, light roast, vanilla, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, sour cherries, and moderate roasted malt flavors; with a nice sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice sour porter style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, sour cherries, and moderate roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 03:40:44 | More by superspak
Old Sour Cherry Porter from Rivertown Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.