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Fortuitous - Yazoo Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 20%
Wants: 16
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This ale was brewed with cherry-wood smoked malts, aged in bourbon barrels, and slightly soured.

(Beer added by: onewetpaw on 03-04-2012)
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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 00:30:57 | More by Mr_Meursault
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-01-2013 22:51:05 | More by NooseJustice
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-07-2013 15:16:00 | More by thegerm87
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-16-2013 03:48:32 | More by Zbeetleman
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 02:08:54 | More by illidurit
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Densonlad

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-05-2013 20:14:48 | More by Densonlad
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Photekut

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

05-19-2013 01:34:42 | More by Photekut
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weonfire

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-02-2013 17:46:14 | More by weonfire
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle left over from World Beer Cup...I think.
Poured in chalice at private backyard tasting.
Pours a dark brown with tan head.
Rich aroma of chocolate, tannin, dark roasted malts, and mild smoke.
Medium carbonation and strong mouthfeel.
Flavors of light cola, modest malts, minerals, peat, watery coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 05:33:39 | More by DenverLogan
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leedorham

Washington

2/5  rDev -44.4%

02-25-2013 19:38:46 | More by leedorham
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harrymel

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

02-23-2013 23:39:58 | More by harrymel
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DaBubs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-06-2013 00:24:08 | More by DaBubs
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-18-2013 02:20:36 | More by yourefragile
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 20:45:14 | More by spycow
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-11-2013 12:27:08 | More by TheBishopco
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Drabmuh for this. Served in a cervoise. Pours a very dark brown with a nice lasting tab head and quite a bit of spotty lacing. Nose has some chocolate and roast, no hint of the underlying infection. Flavor is a nice porter with a bit of lactic acidity and a moderate funk and cherry presence. Medium body and a bit creamy. Quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 16:05:14 | More by Thorpe429
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AgentZero

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-06-2012 21:27:12 | More by AgentZero
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown, somewhat nearing black, with a tan head. The aroma was slightly smoky, with a slight acrid tartness on the nose and a hint of bourbon and vanilla. Taste somewhat followed that; only mildly tart or acidic, a little barrel presence, and touches of chocolate and smoke. Nothing is too in your face, but it's nice to drink. A bit of elevated carbonation, which could be expected.

I'm presuming that this was an unintentional infection of barrel-aged Sue, that seemed interesting to bottle. And it was. It was interesting and worth the try. But having had Sue, this particular treatment kinda just made me miss Sue, because she's a great beer and this doesn't really do her justice.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 12:18:11 | More by EgadBananas
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pour is dark brown, opaque, creamy dirty tan head. Nose is chocolate malt, cream, faint tobacco, and notes of cherry. The taste is very sweet with light plastic, band aid note. Light tobacco in back, somewhat roast/burnt, smokey finish and faint sour fruit. Body is full, creamy, strong carbonation, and wet feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 13:55:30 | More by cpetrone84
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black in color with a tall khaki head. Nose is heavy on the roast with a hint of smoke. Sour cherries, green apple, raisins, and plums on the nose, too. A touch of berries and vinegar. Tastes decently acetic, but a nice complexity. Tons of roast, mild smoke, dark fruits, and quite a strong dryness. Definite tannins going on here. Not terribly funky, but a little bit of leather and black pepper.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 18:11:23 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a chocolate brown color with a massive, rocky head; loads of lacing left behind

Smell: Sour cherries with hints of toasted brown bread and chocolate

Taste: Toasted brown bread, up front, but the sour cherry flavors quickly take over, bringing hints of chocolate that develop, after the swallow; building acidity in the finish; the smoke finally arrives in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; slightly creamy and very puckery

Overall: Was looking forward to tasting this beer after I discovered the intriguing flavors in my aged bottle of infected Sue; I wish the smoke came through more discernably, but still an enjoyable sour

Thanks, TheGordianKnot, for the opportunity

Edit: Cracked open my last bottle of infected Sue to taste the two beers side by side and the Fortuitous was fruitier while the infected Sue had a lot more smoke

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 21:32:06 | More by brentk56
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-18-2012 17:09:39 | More by Holland
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours black with a small tan head fading into nothing.

Aroma is quite different from the base beer. The roasted malts come through and there is still some smoke present, but not as much as Sue. Sour cherries permeate as well along with a hint of brett.

Smoke is subdued compared to Sue, but still present. Lots of dark fruits and cherry sourness intermingle with the roast malt and smoke and it's not a particular pleasant mixture. Got a little vinegary on the back end.

Low carbonation, mouthfeel is way too thin.

While not the worst unintentionally infected beer I've had, it still isn't pleasant. It really does just taste like a batch gone wrong. The sourness clashes with the base beer too much. Glad I got to try it, but was not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 15:10:10 | More by jmarsh123
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2012 12:05:28 | More by mdillon86
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-18-2012 00:48:39 | More by duceswild
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Fortuitous from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.