Original tasting and review : This is Wekken Sour Belgian Ale, Lochristi, Belgium, finished at 8.9% alcohol. it is a blend of imperial stout (Wake up Dead) and classic Flemish sour (De Proef's Zoetzuur).
In the glass: Dark molasses with thick creamy head.
On the nose: Poured at refrigerator temperature, shows bright hops. Smells brighter than it looks.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact deep, lightly sweet tones of a barleywine combined with a full but light mouthfeel. Creamy, long finish. Nice persistence with a hint of charcoal coming in at the very end.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a big plus for heft and balance on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.
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