Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.48/5 rDev +12.3%
A: Deep dark brown with some reddish hues in the light on the pour. In the glass it looks solid black to the naked eye. A nice thick cap of light beige head forms and surprisingly sticks around for quite some time. Nice lacing and retention all the way down. Certainly a much different (and better) appearance than all the other "sours" from them.
S: Lightly toasted chocolate malt, generic "roast," wood and plenty of tannins. There's a dry red wine character here too along with an acidic sourness. Almost leaning towards the vinegary side of things.
T: Dark roasted malt base is evident first, plenty of chocolate and dark malts, toasted without being dominating. Plenty of barrel and red wine tannins come through midway. The sourness is on the back end, taking this beer the opposite direction but it's welcomed. Not overtly sour right now but sour enough.
M: Bubbly, highly carbonated but for the lower ABV I think it breaks up some of the dark ale/stout qualities and plays well for what a sour beer should be.
This was actually really good. I love the lower ABV on this and the flavor profile is well constructed without getting out of hand. The roasted base provides an interesting profile to sour and it just works.
03-04-2013 06:45:57 | More by Mertzy81
4.03/5 rDev +1%
$25 for the single.
750mL to tulip
[A] Pours with a fluffy 3 finger high head, light brown and densely compacted. Retention is beyond thorough. Big slings of foamy lace coat the near side of the glass. The body is nearly black with dark amber-brown transparency only at the thinnest points.
[S] Sweet dark berry funk with some light roast, earth and cocoa in the background.
[T] Dark berry fruits with a nice inclusion of vinous red wine flavors. The barrel character is a touch above subtle and the oaky tannins add to the semi dry finish. Roasty flavors are somewhat downplayed by the lactic qualities. The modest level of sourness works well with base beer.
[M] Medium body with a pleasant acidity and tartness, accentuated by the dry finish and above average level of effervescence.
[O] Very enjoyable beer but now, having had it, I would never pay more than $15 for this beer again.
02-16-2013 13:20:37 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.