Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by mxchap:
3.66/5 rDev -8.7%
Enjoyed on tap in a 12oz pour. I have been searching for a dark sour beer that I like. Really intrigued by the idea. This one was pretty enjoyable. The only qualm I had is that the bourbon barrel didn't come through much at all.
The beer poured a dark brown/black with a creamy head that receded quickly. The aroma featured some dark roast notes (coffee and the standard black patent/brown malt contribution) but the vinegary sourness asserted itself as the beer warmed. The taste followed the smell: I enjoyed the beer when it was colder since the roasted malts of the porter were more noticeable. I thought the beer was nicely balanced initially. The mouthfeel was one of the better parts of the beer. It wasn't overly tart, but quite well balanced for a sour. The carbonation was lower than most sours, which I appreciated. Overall this was an intriguing beer. I can't say it is "outstanding", but it is an enjoyable dark sour. Worth a try if found on tap.
12-17-2013 17:46:20 | More by mxchap
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.