Sour Black
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4 | pDev: 11.25%
Ratings:
174
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 08, 2021
Added:
Jul 01, 2012
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  41
SCORE
89
Very Good
Sour BlackSour Black
Notes: None
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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by hopley from Massachusetts

Drank 11.07.21, bottle from 2012. Drank out of an oversized Hill Farmstead wine glass. Aged beautifully.

I traded for this from a guy associated with Beer Advocate who likely got it from the same festival at the Cyclorama in Boston that I was working at. It was the Belgian Sour Festival, or something like that. I was pouring this and Weyerbacher Riserva and it's these two beers and this festival that turned me on to sour beers in the first place so this beer has a special place in my heart. While I had a preference at the time for the Riserva, I'd always wanted another go at the Sour Black so I finally got my chance.

Look - Poured black with some serious light off purple colored foam that died down eventually and let me get more beer into the glass. No problem there. Possibly translucent but didn't seem to let a lot of light in.

Smell - faintly wild, but not as much as I was expecting. I think I smelled some cherry or black raspberry.

Taste - same as the smell, and just wonderful. Cold out of the fridge it tasted great. Warmed up, equally so. I could have drank it either way. I don't know if this was made with any fruits but it did taste like there were some in there. Definitely not as tart or acidic as I recalled so perhaps that aspect was dialed back during the aging process.

Feel - on the thicker side for a wild, and as the guy before me mentioned, kinda coated your mouth.

Overall - Was so glad to try this again, and would drink it yet again if I could get another bottle. Would love it if Weyerbacher were to do a V2. Cheers!

Nov 08, 2021
 
3.81 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jul 19, 2016
 
4.04 by Dirt286 from New Jersey on Mar 09, 2016
 
3.5 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Dec 19, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

2011 bottle.

L - Pitch black pour with a reddish tan colored thick layer of foam.

S - Funk, dark roast chocolate, very light cherry, tartness, and very dry on the nose.

T - Tart cherry, chocolate malt, acidic tang, lots of funk and tang.

M - Full medium body with a velvet feel and low carbonation. sticky on the lips, very wet finish.

O - This was "good" when I first bought it in 2011 and now, four years later, it's matured into a very good beer!

Oct 10, 2015
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3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Mersh from Connecticut

Way past its prime.

Aug 02, 2015
 
4.12 by jemarent from Michigan on Mar 29, 2015
 
4 by wethorseblanket from California on Jan 29, 2015
 
4 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2015
 
4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2015
 
5 by JimmyAloysius from Pennsylvania on Dec 10, 2014
 
4 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2014
 
3.9 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Dec 08, 2014
 
4.25 by stakem from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2014
 
4 by BrahptimusPrime from Connecticut on Nov 05, 2014
 
4 by Keene from Washington on Oct 24, 2014
 
3.5 by pjs234 from Connecticut on Sep 03, 2014
 
4 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2014
 
5 by HipHopsHooray from California on Jun 25, 2014
 
3.5 by KAF from Iowa on Jun 14, 2014
 
3.5 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 10, 2014
 
4.25 by huysmans from New Jersey on May 18, 2014
 
3.75 by Sarge3130 from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2014
 
3.75 by JohnnieNepal from Michigan on Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chefhatt from Pennsylvania

22oz bottle I aged for 1.5 years. It has a black color body wirh a lot of fizz. The aroma is of tart berries. The taste is tart of berries and has a sour finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and is very carbonated. Overall it is a good beer and im glad I bought 2 of them.

Apr 03, 2014
 
4.5 by Goldndomer from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2014
 
3.75 by random846 from California on Mar 10, 2014
 
3.5 by topdown from California on Mar 04, 2014
 
4 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2014
 
3.75 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2014
 
3.5 by -NESTO- from New Jersey on Feb 10, 2014
 
4.25 by jaydoc from Kansas on Feb 02, 2014
 
3.75 by roostor07 from Minnesota on Jan 24, 2014
 
4 by hoppymcgee from Maine on Jan 18, 2014
 
4.25 by M1A2 from Ohio on Jan 02, 2014
 
4.5 by scott2269 from Ohio on Jan 01, 2014
 
3.75 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on Dec 30, 2013
 
4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Dec 13, 2013
 
5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2013
 
4 by Morey from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2013
Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 174 ratings