Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
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
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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
Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.