Fortuitous - Yazoo Brewing Company
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3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
10-05-2012 12:18:11 | More by EgadBananas
2.4/5 rDev -33.1%
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.
06-18-2012 15:10:10 | More by jmarsh123
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
12-15-2012 16:05:14 | More by Thorpe429
4.05/5 rDev +12.8%
thanks to duff27 for bring this to the tasting!
reviewed from notes taken on 3/14/12.
poured into snifter glass.
Appearance: blackish / brown bodied beer with 2 fingers of tan / medium brown colored head. Head drops quick and this beer has decent lacing.
Smell: Honestly it smells like bandaids; without a doubt...bandaids! Little bit of roasty and smokey notes eventually drown out the intial smell of bandaids.
Taste: Mildly sour, smoky, woody, earthy, and cherries. Decent and noticable charred finish as the smoke builds from this beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice complex beer here. Its a great beer that exceeded my expections, but I really could have used more barrel notes from this beer. A really tasty smoked porter + sour bacteria + time together in a bourbon barrel = an interesting and unique beer!
I would really like to see Yazoo put Sue in a Bourbon barrel (minus the souring) and bottle it. That would be tasty!
03-16-2012 03:35:48 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
08-07-2012 18:11:23 | More by womencantsail
4.63/5 rDev +29%
Received a 25.4 FL. OZ. bottle of this in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur. Poured from the Black labeled bottle w/ the Red Yazoo brand into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Does not have a bottled on date.
Aroma- A ton of red wine, bourbon, and funk hits the nose all at once. Quite a challenge to take each of the characteristics in this nose and separate them. Finishes with a bit of scotch as well.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has fantastic retention. Has a deep brown colored body and leaves dark suds behind.
Flavor- A very "petey" taste comes up at the beginning and then breaks into a smoked beer. Malts are very well blended and the finish is quite acidic. I found no hops in this guy (like it should be).
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Small puckering with both smoke and scotch throughout. Very Complexed!
Overall Impression- Can we add a Smoked Sour Style? This one was fantastic! Tons of character while having a smokey, scotch ale like base. HIGHLY recommend trading for this beer if your able to! Thanks again Curtis for the kickass brew!
05-09-2012 20:06:16 | More by DCon
4.2/5 rDev +17%
Dark brown beer with a light tan head that sticks around a bit. Some lacing and above average head retention.
Sweet chocolate cover fruit. Almost a peppermint or vanilla sweetness.
Sweet at first, slightly roasty. Not overpoweringly sour at all but it is there. Well hidden ABV. Smokey aftertaste. Very complex.
Well carbonated. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.
Very interesting beer right here. If you like to pick apart beers, this one is for you. This is one that ive been looking forward to for awhile ever since I had the "accident" sour Sue. Thanks a ton for this sommersb!
03-15-2012 00:29:34 | More by Duff27
Fortuitous from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.