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Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.

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Bourbon Sour PorterBourbon Sour Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

382 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 39
Gots: 72 | FT: 17
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:
Beer added by: pkao on 12-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to my cousin Sonny for sharing. Tampa visit review dump; full review to IPad at time.

A- 375ml bottle to two tekus with a black body and a thick frothy tan head. Decent retention of the cap. Eventually a large creamy ring exists leaving a few large bands of lacing and random spots.

S- Each whiff of this makes my cheeks sore. An insane amount of sour lactic rises from the glass. Beyond that is some soured roastiness, stale wet oak, dark fruits and toasted cereal grains with a sprinkle of cocoa. Dark grains strengthen with warmth.

T- Mostly sour and fruity for me with a touch of barrel and grains here and there. Lemon juice lactic sourness leads to raisins, chocolate, roast barley, old wet wood and vinegar. The barrel lends the least with a hint of vanilla.

MF- Body is fairly substantial but the dried out nature with the lactic and acetic sourness makes it feel slick and lighter. Carbonation comes in high leading to a foamy consistency. Puckering sourness in the end.

I am really cautious with sour Dark ales but beneath the sourness I find cocoa and roast barley. The barrel doesn't add much to me just some faint hints. Big sours with waves of rich dark malts and fruits coming and going.

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheese and pucker lemon nose. Crazy toasted malt and puckering tartness. Quality brew

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.03/5  rDev 0%

From 11/22/14 notes. Thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one. 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Sour dark fruits, oak, roasted malts, chocolate, earhty notes, and light funk. Some vinegar too. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, somewhat acedic.

Overall pretty good but not my favorite style or Almanac beer. Lot of roasted malts and chocolate.

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1.48/5  rDev -63.3%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.