Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.06/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured into a tulip
A- pours an inky jet-black color with a khaki colored head that retains long after the pour, leaving a few patches of lace behind
S- bold and fresh oaky aromas up front smells like fresh mulch, which brings out notes of dried pork and hickory smoke. Some funky sour notes bring some vinous aromas with notes of blackberry and brie. Sourdough-like malt compliments the underlying chocolate sweetness with a hint of coffee. The bourbon is noticeable, but more-so on the barrel character, quite complex overall
T- blackberry sweetness up front mixes with a slightly chocolaty base porter, carbernet-like notes with some earthy flavors lead to a puckering sourness kicks in mid-palate and continues all the way into the finish, leaving a linger of oak & hickory wood
M- medium body with low carbonation lead to a slightly foamy mouthfeel, ending smooth with a dry, tart and puckering finish
O- an interesting creation for sure, the taste didn't quite live up to the aroma, but was still nice. The bourbon wasn't really noticeable in taste, but definitely picked it up in the aroma
05-23-2014 21:02:38 | More by Treyliff
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +11.7%
Great nose with faint but distinct fruit (cherry?). Lots of depth and complexity of taste. Very tart yet not too tart. Porter character is important but nothing too dark or sweet about it. Incredible beer! One of the best favorite dark sours that I've tasted.
01-30-2014 05:03:40 | More by Maurizio
3.76/5 rDev -6.2%
Disclaimer - I think that the 'dark sour' style tangent is a dreadful mess
on-tap, noble fir
This, like the other farm2barrel offerings, comes with quite the hefty price tag. Fortunately I found it on tap and got a nice reduction in the $/oz ratio. After the farmers reserve 3 and 4, this was just such a disappointment. It was sour, sure, but the combination of roasty and funky just doesn't make sense to me. The barrel notes were subtle to me, outweighed by char and roast, and a tannin sour bite.
12-16-2013 18:45:38 | More by dirtylou
3.5/5 rDev -12.7%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black with a small khaki head. Nice surface wisps. Thin collar.
Smell - Vanilla. Has a cream soda aroma to it. Some acidity. Some chocolate malt. A little butterscotch.
Taste - Has a little bit of cream soda to it. Bourbon barrel and a bucket of vanilla. But then it sours. Dark fruit sourness. Coffee roasted malts.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated. Moderate sourness.
Overall - There's a dichotomy to this. The cream soda flavors are nice. The sourness is nice, but a little out of place.
01-21-2014 01:55:09 | More by Alieniloquium
Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.