Thursday, July 5, 2012

Weyerbacher Sour Black

I picked up a couple of bottles of Weyerbacher Sour Black at the release party in Easton. This is a dark American Wild Ale that is aged in the barrels that formerly held Rapture. The beer pours a black color with a lofty and fizzy tan colored head that subsides rather quickly. The aroma consists of raspberry, vinegar, chocolate, toasted malts, and oak. The taste is tart and lightly sour with raspberry and vinegar. The base then shines through with chocolate and  toasted malt flavors. A hint of oak comes out in the finish with the bubbly mouth feel. The alcohol content is about 5.0% ABV. This was an interesting and amazing blend of flavors of light fruit tart with a strong chocolate and toasted malt flavor. They worked together better than I expected, and I was pleasantly surprised. I can’t wait to see how this ages.

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