Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
A Note on This Beer
As any true Maestro knows, creating a piece of art beautiful enough to lose oneself in is all about balance.
The crew at Black Project certainly understand the importance of balance when it comes to their complex Sour Ales. They’re such masters of the craft, they’re able to take flavors that might not seem compatible and unite them in delicious harmony.
In today’s beer, they used tart, tannic, slightly earthy hibiscus, alongside the bright, intensely fruity and berry-like notes of red currants. In Black Project’s skilled hands, these two ingredients unite to form something greater than the sum of the parts — a veritable symphony of flavors!
Not surprisingly, the bold currants reveal themselves first in a gush of bright fruit juice, like a ripe raspberry straight from the vine. Then, as the brew glides across the taste buds, a melody of subtle hibiscus slowly reveals itself. There’s a note of cranberry tartness, then a cascade of slightly bitter tannins that seem to temper the fruity flavors.
Finally, the complex Wild Ale base beer provides a slightly funky crescendo that resonates long after the sip.
Some people like to lose themselves in a symphony, others bask in the glow of an Impressionist painting. For me, a beautifully crafted beer is the height of fine art. If you’re lucky enough to snag one of these small batch cans, I’d recommend closing your eyes before taking that first sip — it might just sweep you off your feet.
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A great sour that develops well as you drink.
Fantastic aroma. Perfectly carbonated. A much fuller and complex flavor compared to their “Chemtrail” release. Beautiful color. The hibiscus does an amazing job of carrying the red currant flavor to a satisfying sour height. Another excellent beer from Black Project.
love these guys
way too sour to drink; i might get through it if i keep milking it for the next 3 hours and take a couple zantac. seems like a unique beer but the sour is so overwhelming it’s hard to get a flavor profile
Very sour! But great flavor. Not overly fruity. If you are a true sour fan - this is a great one!
Mouth-puckeringly sour and I love it
Beautiful sour I had to order 3 more after I tasted this.
Very sour and not sweet, loved it!
Another hitter from black project
Not much on flavor but it wasn’t that bad.
Easy sour sipping
Good but not my style
Sour, lighty fruity, and tart
Very very sour, hides some of the other flavor at that point. Would be better if sour was more balanced with the beer.
It seemed like a pretty standard sour. It's was good but didn't stand out
Has an underlying funk and complexity that's lacking in so many sours
Great berry notes are quickly overwhelmed by golden sour, erasing the qualities that made it unique.
Very sour and very yum
A pretty good sour. Balance between sweet and tart
Waited too long on this one
Way too sour for my liking, but gave it to a friend who liked it, so hence the 3 stars
Super sour. Was not expecting it with my first sip. Over a really good sour with a lot of tart.
First sip caught me completely off guard very sour! Even though I was startled at first the beer got better as it warmed!
Not my favorite, kinda fruity, lots of sour tartiness
Solid 4 not bad good sour for a basic sour
I wanted to like it, but I couldn't pick up any flavors beyond the tartness
All black projects are winners! Super tart and easy to drink for any sour lover
Very refreshing and very tart, they always do a great job with their sours.
Love their sours
Easy to drink
I love everything Black Project makes including this one. Refreshing.
Love this one. Super tasty
Love this one. Super tasty
Super sour. Absolutely loved it.