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Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.

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Bourbon Sour PorterBourbon Sour Porter

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389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 45
Gots: 77 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: pkao on 12-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 389 | Reviews: 49
Reviews by mxchap:
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3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Pours deep dark brown under a 1/2" tan tinted foam cap. Lacy
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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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Disclaimer - I think that the 'dark sour' style tangent is a dreadful mess

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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.