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Divergence - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Divergence is Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Porter. This porter was barrel aged on brett for 8 months and blended onto dry processed coffee post barrel aging. This beer's flavor is a beautiful blend of a soft tartness and maltiness with a hint of coffee on the end.

(Beer added by: n2185 on 03-10-2014)
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A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with almost no lacing.

S: roasted malts with sweet chocolate and creamy coffee aromas following. There are hints of vanilla and oak. Smells quite nice, though the Brett isn't really noticeable here.

T: roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate up front before some light and tart fruit flavors. There are some musty barnyard flavors before a finish that is slightly charred and tart.

M: medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly drinkable, but could use a little creamier body.

O: a good beer, overall, and quite unique. I'd like a bit more presence from the Brett, but what's there is nice.

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Appearance: Pours out with a dark brown color and a modest head that leaves a few spots of lace

Smell: Roasty chocolate with coffee elements

Taste: Roasty chocolate, up front, but it is in the middle, where the characteristic blueberry aspect of Ethiopian coffee shines; after the swallow, the Brett adds a bit of funk; the finish is oaky with a hint of Bourbon

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not up to the level of the New Glarus Old English Porter I tasted a few years ago, this is nonetheless a worthy brew worth seeking out

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Divergence from Wicked Weed Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.