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Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

348 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 348
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 39
Gots: 66 | FT: 14
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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Reviews by Treyliff:
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Treyliff, May 23, 2014
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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.

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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.

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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.