Nyctophiliac
High Water Brewing

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From:
High Water Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #815
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,628
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 15.28%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 07, 2021
Added:
Jun 01, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Combined batches of Stout and Porter beers and aged the blend in Oak barrels for 18 months.
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Ratings by GRG1313:
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Rated by GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2016
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.85 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 1.65 by MickeyHops from California

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by BlueSpader from Washington

Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle.

A: The deep roasted malts from the blend of stout and porter provides aromas of chocolate and coffee, coupled with a moderate lingering sourness with moderate vanilla bourbon and brandy barrel presence.

A: Totally jet black color, opaque, with a moderate tannish head that has adequate retention.

T: Chocolate/coffee like roasted malts are quickly contrasted by the slightly sharp bracing acidity that lingers with some vanilla bourbon and brandy barrel presence on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation. The beer has a moderately bracing acidity that contrasts with the rounded malt flavors.

O: Solid; the beer has a great deep roast aroma and flavor that’s well contrasted by the moderate sourness and bracing acidity. However, the acidity is almost too strong and keeps the beer from being even more drinkable.
Nov 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Vylo from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by BeerOps from Illinois

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by BradExtreme from California

Aug 14, 2015
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Reviewed by aquazr1 from California

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours black with a tan head. Plenty of lacing on the sides. Taste is prunes, light cocoa with a distinct mellow funk. Mouthfeel is medium. A decent dark sour.
Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by Lucoli from New York

Aug 07, 2015
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Rated by KarmicSkrambl8 from California

4.46/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
beautifully dark and sour....great nose and balanced sourness

a winner
Jun 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by largadeer from California

Jun 26, 2015
Nyctophiliac from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 16 ratings