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Old Sour Cherry Porter - Rivertown Brewing Co.

Old Sour Cherry PorterOld Sour Cherry Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%


Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
From Rivertown’s Barrel Aged Series, brewed exclusively for Party Source. (Per the label) "We combined our Imperial Porter with fresh dark Michigan cherries, and then aged it for over three months in a bourbon barrel inoculated with wild yeast. This is a bottle conditioned ale, and can cellar for over five years. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-13-2012)
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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color. It poured with a thin off white head that died down but left a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sour cherries in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of sour cherries along with a bit of sourness. There are only some faint hints of bourbon from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is nice if you like sour cherries but this overwhelms any tastes of the underlying porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 01:19:52 | More by metter98
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Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Dark brown color. One finger of fizzy light brown head. Retention is below average and minimal lacing is left.

3.5 S: Right off the bad you get a big punch of acetic acid. Cherry fruitiness with hints of lactic acid. Roastiness with a dry tostiness. The bourbon doesn't come through very strong, but the oak is a little more prominent.

3.5 T: Again there's a solid acetic component. Cherry fruits along with some berry notes. The bourbon is a lot easier to detect and there's also more vanilla. There's a bit of harsh astringency and bitterness in here which is probably due to equal parts bourbon, roastiness, and some tannins from the barrel. This lasts well into the aftertaste. Some farm notes with musty basement and dry rotten sweat socks.

3.75 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant creaminess to it. Quite nice here.

3.5 D: It's good enough all around. Worth a try, but it probably won't blow your mind.

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Old Sour Cherry Porter from Rivertown Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.