Black & Wild | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black & Wild is the antithesis of most American Wild Ales. The robust nature of the intense acidity, bold sour cherries and chocolaty malt is layered with the deep notes of vanilla, spicy charred oak and rich caramels from the used bourbon barrels in which this beer matured for more than a year.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
7.34%
 
 
Wants:
341
Gots:
21
For Trade:
2
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Photo of inspektor
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrallen34
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danny1217
4.22/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnb128
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark mahogany and amber hues with a thin khaki head
S: Tart cherries, bourbon, and a bit of funk
T: Incredibly rich flavor profile - ripe dark sweet cherries, dark chocolate, charred oak, vanilla, and a boozy bourbon splash with some bite
F: Evenly carbed and smooth
O: I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this one, but it is a decadent, big, and complex beast. Delicious chocolate covered dark fruits and a bit of barrel make this a very unique drinking experience. Incredible.

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Photo of jjdc
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shogun250
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I thought this was really interesting. Chocolate, bourbon flavor comes through, and ends sour. Think chocolate covered cherry dipped in bourbon. This was not overly sweet, but had a great balance. An exceptional beer that I haven't seen done before.

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4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fireazzi
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

probably the best dark sour I have ever had.
look is nice dark low carb
smell is nice funk with sour cherries
taste is funky cherries nice sour bite.
feel light in the mouth sour bite at the end.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to have this one at the source! Enjoyed at Side Project Taproom with friends and this is one amazing Wild! Very complex and fruity!

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snig623
4.92/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mertzhb15
4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Blend #2---poured into a HF Tulip glass,.... has some typical dark sour notes, cherry, chocolate, fig, all blending together... a fair amount of sourness, not enamel eating but definitely up there.... has a unique and long finish that differentiates it from other dark sours ive had... hard to qualify, almost chlorine-like but in a good way (sounds odd I know).... Very nice but not a huge edge over other more accessible dark sours.

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Photo of JonnyRebel
4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 26reddevil83
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Black & Wild from Side Project Brewing
4.63 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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