Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.
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4.01/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Black in the glass, one finger tan head that lingers around and tries to leave some lacing.
S-Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some beef jerky like notes (charred oak?), oak, not much bourbon or sour though.
T-The porter notes come through strong, coffee and chocolate, good deal of roasted malt as well. But little in the way of bourbon notes. very very very mild tart. Tartness comes out more as it warms.
M-Medium in body, slightly creamy.
O-Out of the three words in the title, only the porter really comes through. Some more sour and or bourbon would have been great.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 01:20:17 | More by rlee1390
3.94/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- pours a silky, ink black with a solid 1 finger khaki head. Doable lacing and retention. Formidable, no doubt.
S- The acidic, sour notes can be detected from about a foot from the glass. They then give way to some barrel character, damp wood, and finally some coffee beans. Slight chocolate in the finish. Not sure if the aroma has me entranced or confused, but either way, I'm eager to dive in.
T- follows nose quite well. The tart, sour aspects lead the way with sour cherries, vinegar, and dark fruits. The oak barrel follows (but where is the bourbon?), then the standard porter qualities come soon after. The sourness lingers until the lip smacking dry finish. On the sour-to-porter scale, I would say this one is 60/40 sour.
M- While the taste may lean sour, the feel comes at you more like a traditional porter. Moderately viscous, creamy at times, and subtle carbonation.
O- I'm still not 100% sold on this style, but this effort is pretty damn good. only other sour stout/porter I have had is JP Madrugada, and I seem to prefer Almanac's. Would prefer more bourbon character though.
Pair with oven roasted fish (cod/tilapia), most shellfish, and Rueben sandwich
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 03:42:03 | More by Bosoxfan20
Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.