Bourbon Sour Porter | Almanac Beer Co.

Bourbon Sour PorterBourbon Sour Porter
BA SCORE
87%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 407 ratings
Bourbon Sour PorterBourbon Sour Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pkao on 12-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
407
Liked:
354
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
66
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 407 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kristinc
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of corby112
2.42/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger frothy beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, lingering for the duration of the pour with streaks of soapy lacing clinging to the glass on the way down.

Sweet yet funky aroma with strong acidity and charred oak. Porter notes are overpowered by the wild yeast and barrel character. Subtle bourbon with a touch of spicy spirit and dry oak stave. Porter notes are unfortunately overshadowed by funk and acidity. Only faint roasted and sweet malts but they are hard to pick up. Slight acetic balsamic character as it warms. Was expecting more complexity but just smells sour and funky. All wild bugs, acidity and barrel.

Light body with funky yeast, tart acidity, acetic vinegar and charred wood. Again, the porter characteristics are blown away by the funk and sour acidity. Citric acid and acetic vinaigrette dominate the palate. Strong wood/toothpick flavor but not much in the way of bourbon. Disappointing one dimensional. Generically sour with not much else going on. Bleh!

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one!

Dark brownish black, frothy tan foam, flecks of spotty lace around the edges.
Aromas of wet wood, raisin, light acid. Taste is similar, woody barrel meshes with an acidic tartness, and low level roastiness. Light bodied and a little thin. Overall it comes across like an Oud Bruin, and I enjoyed it. The name is a little misleading as there's not much bourbon character.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kelp
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer barely reminds me of a porter. Good amount of tartness. Coffee nose with a sour blan finish.

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Photo of Fordknox
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cj8311
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dka67
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JRosenstock
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronricorossi
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gspeer711
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakewatt135
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sour bourbon deliciously roast malt flavor.

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Bourbon Sour Porter from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87% out of 100 with 407 ratings
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