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Bourbon Sour Porter - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Bourbon Sour PorterBourbon Sour Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

49 Reviews
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Reviews: 49
Hads: 403
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 47
Gots: 67 | FT: 12
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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Reviews by rlee1390:
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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, one finger tan head that lingers around and tries to leave some lacing.

S-Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some beef jerky like notes (charred oak?), oak, not much bourbon or sour though.

T-The porter notes come through strong, coffee and chocolate, good deal of roasted malt as well. But little in the way of bourbon notes. very very very mild tart. Tartness comes out more as it warms.

M-Medium in body, slightly creamy.

O-Out of the three words in the title, only the porter really comes through. Some more sour and or bourbon would have been great.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.