1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sour BlackSour Black

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 160
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 44
Gots: 47 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 07-01-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
wagenvolks

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked & caged bottle into Delirium Tremens tulip. Thanks to mkurylko for the trade!

A twist of the cork and it shot out easily, followed by a predictable rupture of foam that I swiftly corralled into my glass. Sour Black lives up to the name in appearance, as the body is a deep, cola-brownish black hue. The head is gorgeous--mocha in color, sizable, and well-retained for the style. Intricate aromas greet the nose, suggesting merlot barrels, red grape skins, tropical fruit, light hints of vinaigrette, and some chocolatey breadiness from the malt. Really well put-together so far.

Maybe this beer is too young for my tastebuds? The sourness doesn't really come across as well as the aroma led me to believe. Still, there's a nice, funky tart twang that hits the tongue mid-sip, amidst dark fruits like plum, red grapes, and dark cherry. A little roast and chocolate to the malts is a nice complement. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and bursting with big carbonation bubbles. Thankfully it falls just short of effervescent on the palate. Although I would've like a bit more 'Sour' with my 'Black', Weyerbacher has a worthy creation on their hands. I just wish I had another bottle to see how it tastes in a year...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 04:59:40 | More by wagenvolks
More User Reviews:
Photo of outoffocus
outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-19-2014 16:06:14 | More by outoffocus
Photo of HipHopsHooray
HipHopsHooray

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-25-2014 16:55:02 | More by HipHopsHooray
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-14-2014 11:54:39 | More by KAF
Photo of mltobin
mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-10-2014 01:09:36 | More by mltobin
Photo of huysmans
huysmans

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-18-2014 12:43:17 | More by huysmans
Photo of Sarge3130
Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-15-2014 15:17:49 | More by Sarge3130
Photo of JohnnieNepal
JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-04-2014 13:18:36 | More by JohnnieNepal
Photo of chefhatt
chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle I aged for 1.5 years. It has a black color body wirh a lot of fizz. The aroma is of tart berries. The taste is tart of berries and has a sour finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and is very carbonated. Overall it is a good beer and im glad I bought 2 of them.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 20:13:40 | More by chefhatt
Photo of Goldndomer
Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-21-2014 23:52:08 | More by Goldndomer
Photo of random846
random846

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-10-2014 23:12:21 | More by random846
Photo of topdown
topdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-04-2014 06:22:57 | More by topdown
Photo of Blaze5445
Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-02-2014 15:53:10 | More by Blaze5445
Photo of GeoffreyM
GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-02-2014 05:20:43 | More by GeoffreyM
Photo of -NESTO-
-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-10-2014 06:13:56 | More by -NESTO-
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-02-2014 22:11:59 | More by jaydoc
Photo of roostor07
roostor07

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-24-2014 16:07:30 | More by roostor07
Photo of hoppymcgee
hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-18-2014 18:23:15 | More by hoppymcgee
Photo of M1A2
M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-02-2014 18:18:04 | More by M1A2
Photo of scott2269
scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-01-2014 21:00:48 | More by scott2269
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-30-2013 00:10:03 | More by yourefragile
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-13-2013 05:29:16 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of NonicPanic
NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-04-2013 06:42:10 | More by NonicPanic
Photo of Morey
Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-08-2013 18:43:51 | More by Morey
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with dark roasted malt and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour and tart roasted malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the sourness in the flavor is more subtle than the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 16:16:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.