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Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 35
Gots: 66 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pkao on 12-04-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

yankeej13, Tuesday at 08:48 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Nose: bourbon, roast coffee, chocolate, a touch wine, prune,
Pours deep dark brown under a 1/2" tan tinted foam cap. Lacy
Palate: very tart, coffee, cocoa, large pitted fruit
Medium to medium full body, above average carbonation, creamy.

pat61, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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CBack465, Sep 13, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%

Birmz, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

hilgart1, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

williamjbauer, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

spoony, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Paccamacca, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a mocha colored head. Decent retaining powers and patchy lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is lactic with a tany fruit note. Some minerals creep in giving this a bit of a carbonic feel at times across the nose.

The taste is equally mineral-filled with lactic notes, earth, funk and mildly stinky cheese. A faint amount of toast plays into the carbonic nature of this.

This is medium to light bodied with light chessy funky and earthen appeal. The body, effervescent carbonation and mineral character keep it back from being good. Its not bad really but it just isnt that good either.

stakem, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jarrgal, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Prospero, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mychalg9, Aug 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

elliott1184, Aug 22, 2014
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Norseman, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

If being transparent is a thing, this beer is not that. Dark as night in no direct light, in some a slight brown - with a thin opaque lacing on top with lots of bubbles that diminish quickly. It smells like sour raspberry- woody bourbon. Slight astringency comes through and pierces the back sinuses like a fat glass of Pinot Noir.

This beer tastes nothing like what I expected. Huge jammy, red wine-esque qualities with major sourness. This beer might've been a porter in a past life, but now these notes are well hidden in the background giving way to fresh berries and bourbon. Great carbonation and plays well with my tongue.

This beer was a lot better than I thought it was going to be, and it's drinkability is impressive. Glad I was able to try!

handcrafty, Aug 18, 2014
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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.