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Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Bourbon Sour PorterBourbon Sour Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

318 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 318
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 32
Gots: 68 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pkao on 12-04-2013)
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Reviews by jjdc:
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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +10%

C'mon people! This beer is unfairly getting dinged with an 89. I get the sour/porter style is neither fish nor fowl, but this is a bold, complex and creative beer. Looks like melted chocolate in the class. The nose is mostly sour with a hint of cocoa. Things really get going from here. The sour streaks in first with a fruity pucker, but just when you think this is Supplication fudge starts oozing around the edges and you're suddenly in porter territory. The interplay is delightful and totally works. Another goodie from Almanac.

03-30-2014 01:04:11 | More by jjdc
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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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.

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Washington

3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

Disclaimer - I think that the 'dark sour' style tangent is a dreadful mess

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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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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.

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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.