Flanders Black Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.22/5
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7 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An export style stout with roasted notes from dark malts with hints of coffee and noticeable cherry character. This dark beauty has a pronounced acidic profile with bourbon undertones.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 05-17-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
7
pDev:
6.16%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of jason_nwx
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kplummer82
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoneARye
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a coffee-like brow head. The aroma is of deep barrel, and roasted notes - bourbon, vanilla, and a bit of a tang. Taste is an explosion of sour - lacto? - full of notes of plum and tart fruit in a good way - maybe a bit of unripe pit fruit like green apricot. This is followed by a deep wood character, and notes of vanilla from the bouron barrel. Mild carbonation, but the sour really defines the mouthfeel - lively acidity bursts as this rolls over the edges of my tongue demanding some pucker. Reminds me a bit of Alamanac's Bourbon Sour Porter (https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24940/107188/), but amped waaaay up and with a much more defined wood character.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Flanders Black Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7 ratings