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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: 19.72%
Wants: 17
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:
Beer added by: onewetpaw on 03-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This ale was brewed with cherry-wood smoked malts, aged in bourbon barrels, and slightly soured.
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 17
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Fortuitous from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.