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Anadromous - Anchorage Brewing Company

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85
very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lakersfan16 on 06-02-2013)
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

01-21-2014 21:20:06 | More by vinny21bal
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours pitch black in color. Minimal tan froth. Subtle lacing.

(S)- Deep dark malts meets and acidic charred oak character. Plenty of chocolate.

(T)- A bit of raisin and cocoa meets an acidic oakiness. Slightly chalky but with subtle Brett bits. Complex and slight bits of dark fruits that finishes dry.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Complex with a good showing of oak and subtle tartness. Subtle dry funk that I quite like.

(O)- I have been liking what Anchorage has been putting out. Reminds me of a drier, funkier, more complex Tart of Darkness.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 21:14:52 | More by sweemzander
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-13-2014 18:33:35 | More by mattmarka1
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-06-2014 04:29:07 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Shagator

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-02-2014 03:40:27 | More by Shagator
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Andreias21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2013 05:54:07 | More by Andreias21
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-13-2013 22:04:46 | More by canucklehead
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Listers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-11-2013 19:50:13 | More by Listers
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mattafett

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-06-2013 01:35:38 | More by mattafett
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml C&C bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Served at about cellar temp.

Appearance- Black. Quick one finger bubble white/mocha head that left a little bit of lacing around the glass. Poured pretty vigorously.

Smell- Sweet chocolate malts, a little caramel, lacto dairy, light alcohol, light pinot and oak, vinegary tang. It's all over the place and I like it!

Taste- Sour grape first and foremost. Lemon, brett dryness, oaky chocolate and light coffee. Tart and roasty with a light alcohol tinge at the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel- Lighter body with ample enough carbonation. Mild booze heat and a very light pucker.

Overall- A lot of mixed reviews on this beer. I really do think it's a solid sour stout. I would like a little more pinot noir barrel though, but I'm happy this tured out to be a good purchase back in june.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 20:49:22 | More by Seanniek91
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anhigdon

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-25-2013 22:10:35 | More by anhigdon
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-12-2013 03:56:52 | More by jvillefan
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-11-2013 22:28:57 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-09-2013 05:50:41 | More by BfloBrewHound
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-06-2013 21:22:51 | More by Thorpe429
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 00:28:18 | More by tdm168
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black sour ale? Sign me up – Tart of Darkness is one of my all-time favorites.

Batch #1, brewed March 2013 (eight months before the date of this tasting).

A: In the short time between popping the cork and booting up the computer, a dark brown pillar of foam gushed from the bottle – definitely got some wild yeast conditioning this one. Color is a reflective black, head is short but creamy. Retention is nearly nonexistent in the middle but slightly raised along the sides of the glass, providing a nice crater effect.

S: Deep, dark sugars and sour acids blend to form a uniquely mouthwatering aroma. Brown sugar, toasted marshmallow, and bittersweet cocoa scents pull you in with a stunning richness, but the tartness of red wine vinegar and cherry sustains a continuous brightness that sits on top. Toward the back, subtle notes of barrel and roasts – toasted coconut, char, vanilla – enrich the nose further. Phenomenal.

T: The palate mixes roasty and tart in a beautiful combination, but the initial taste I’m getting is less sour and more bitter, medicinal acid; takes a few sips to get past. Once acclimated, the palate opens to raspberry and blackberry flavors, fruity and wild, covered quickly with dark chocolate and rich burnt sugar. The acids and residual sugars are complimented by sharp lemon rind and black pepper tastes, which give way to some unexpectedly grainy straw tones. Alcohol and sweet fruit finishes it, leaving astringent, spicy booze and juicy grape on the tongue like thick red wine.

M: Thin for a high-alcohol beer, but pretty standard for a sour. While this is no smooth sipper, it certainly has a refreshing quality about it, with its fizzy carbonation and slim body.

O: Anadromous is a beer as unique as it is delicious, a delicate point-counterpoint to roasted malt and fruity tartness. I feel like I had a hard time describing its palate, but suffice it to say, every drink was roasty, rich, and tart; for my taste buds, that’s quite satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 23:48:18 | More by BarryMFBurton
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moonknight31

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-29-2013 15:04:09 | More by moonknight31
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-28-2013 18:55:44 | More by KVNBGRY
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-27-2013 20:50:37 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-27-2013 20:49:34 | More by kylehay2004
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2013 20:48:39 | More by Lovely85
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TR0219

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2013 02:14:48 | More by TR0219
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ccrida

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Andromous is black with a bubbly tan collar leaving light, scattered drops of lace.

Smell is sour green apples, grape and malt sugars. Pretty pronounced sourness, a little alcohol solvent vapors as well.

Taste is all over the place, a dangerously disjointed and angular cacophony of flavors. The base stout flavors are there in full force, a big export stout with lots of malt, roasty, bakers chocolate. Complex, an interesting stout.

Mouthfeel is on the thick side, slippery.

Drinkability is good from an experience perspective. But this one is a slow sipper, and not one that I'd have on a regular basis. But that can be said about lots of great beers as well. This one is not quite there, but I really enjoyed trying it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 06:19:56 | More by ccrida
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-15-2013 21:14:37 | More by Jslay013
Anadromous from Anchorage Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.