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Black & Wild - Side Project Brewing

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 164
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black & Wild is the antithesis of most American Wild Ales. The robust nature of the intense acidity, bold sour cherries and chocolaty malt is layered with the deep notes of vanilla, spicy charred oak and rich caramels from the used bourbon barrels in which this beer matured for more than a year.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014)
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A - Dark muddled brown and red coloring with minimal small tan head that recedes back into the glass. Nice retention here.

S - Cinnamon, Cherries, and whiskey dominate the nose followed by notes of funk and sourness.

T - Taste follows the nose with a blast of cherries that integrate well wight he tartness followed b notes of cinnamon whiskey oak and chocolate and vanilla all blend together from the 2nd use BA Abraxas Barrels

M - Mouthfeel is spot on here with a medium bodied crisp mouthfeel and finish. Can't ask for much else here

O - I am just astounded at what Corey has put out.... this and Oude Fermier and truly masterpieces that deserve the hype. This is comparable to a VSB type quality beer and perfectly executed for the style that it resides in. If you can get this, seek this out with confidence

Re-review with a much larger pour.

This beer is one of the most complex interesting beers that has ever touched my lips.
Every sip you take exposes something different on the palate. One sip its a sour cherry bomb, another sip you get the whiskey notes, another sip you get the BA Abraxas chocolate and cinnamon mix, another sip all the flavors meld together. This has mellowed out since the release and is drinking incredible. This is the best sour I've ever had and may go on to be my favorite beer that I have consumed this year. One of the most complex and deep beers that has ever touched my lips. Sour, cherry, chocolate, whiskey, cinnamon, vanilla, everything you could want from beer.

8-10 ounces poured into a wine glass and consumed on-site at Perennial.
Can't wait to open more bottles of this.

Cannot wait for Batch 2

There are no flaws with this beer and is the best representation of it's style that I have come across

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Black & Wild from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.