This variant of a Rhode Island classic is a Dark Sour fermented in oak barrels with Dark cherries, Black Currants, Blackberries and Raspberries.
Final Rating: 4.56/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an Alpaca Magi long stemmed wine glass.
Pours a hazy dark maroon-brown body with an off white one finger head that reduces slowly to leave spotty lacing and a good amount of retention.
Aromas are delightful – definitely going to be sour. Among the acetic / lactic sourness are aromas of berries, dark fruits, cherry, earthy.
On the tongue is sour cherry, dark fruits, leather, acetic, citrus, very light oak oak, funky yeast, followed by berries and a drying tannic character. Aftertaste is slightly grainy. Easy drinking, smooth mouthfeel for 8.8%. Medium body.
This was really nice – very berry forward with great balance given the high acidity. A definite win for Lil Rhody.