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Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 44
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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)
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked & caged bottle
Served into a tulip glass

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.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into taster

Pours an inky black color with a solid crop of lightly tanned head resting on top. Retains nicely, leaving a coating of film and a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Tart and vinous in the nose with touches of red grape skin. Some red wine notes and oak with a roasty malt touch. Sour and faint sweetness.

Pretty sour right up front with pleasant red wine and grape notes. Vinous and earthy with oak and soft tannins. Touches of roasted malt and faint sweetness in the backbone. Increasingly tart on the back end, but still fairly mellow. Finishes sour and dry.

Fuller medium body, higher carbonation, a bit creamy and dry on the tongue. The presence of Rapture is felt a bit in this beer, and I definitely enjoyed the red wine characteristics. The sourness isn't over the top which meshes well with the darker flavors.

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Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.