gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a haze. Nose is caramel, red grapes, bourbon, oak and tart cherry. Slick and oily, juicy with a sour bite. Taste is sour cherry, cinnamon and cranberry that almost becomes too sweet before the bourbon licks in.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The aroma offers and assortment earthy, malty and acidic notes - oak, caramel, cherry and lactic acidity. Full-bodied and creamy with laid-back carbonation. This is an intricate tapestry of bourbon warmth, oaken earthiness and funk, caramel maltiness and cherry tartness. Finishes bourbony in flavor, but not at all boozy or hot. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
merc7186 (2929) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Almost Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Cranberries, Red Plum, Mild Bourbon
T: Red Plum, Bitter Cranberry, Mild Bourbon, Mild Cherry
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a really nice and mildly bitter Oud Bruin with great fruit flavor.
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells like cheesy fruit; brown sugar; poop; starburst. Taste: vinous, smoke, leather ... Weird. Don’t know what to make of this really, but ... Okay. A lot going on. But hard to figure out what I should be drinking. I don’t like this for no reason except I don’t have a narrative to latch onto.
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vinous, oak and the typical players. Rich beige head and cloudy brown. Very oaky, and all flavours mellow to a very nice beer.
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, pours an opaque dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out complex bourbon barrels, light tartness, and dark fruits - quite exquisite. Flavour brings out loads of Pappy barrels, oak, some dark fruits, and moderate dark fruits. The Pappy barrels really stand out with an exquisite complexity, finishing on bourbon and sour notes. Very complex - the alcohol is noticeable but still drinkable. Stunning stuff.
mathieuc (3317) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with a small dirty head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of bourbon, wood and red fruits. Taste is vinous, sour and acidic. More fruits (currants?), more bourbon, some vanilla and various spices. Not much of an acetic character (I don’t usually complain about that but I believe a red/brown still needs a little vinegar). Medium carbonation. Good and fun but a bit linear to me.
czar (7707) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear light brown-reddish with a small light beige cap, little retention, some lacing. nuts, plums, spices, chocolate, bourbon, raisins, acetic, booze. nice woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, earthy-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed that stuff!
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, alcohol, malt, fruits. Taste is of oak, bourbon, sourness, fruits, booze. Probably other stuff, but LOTS of bourbon. Slight sourness. Palate: Medium body. Balance not too shabby. Overall: Alcohol not well hidden. Pretty good stuff.
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Unlabeled. From AlexFields, thanks! Dark hazy reddish brown with a small to medium beige head, good retention, and some lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, lots of fruits, oak, vanilla, light alcohol and light acetic presence. Taste is moderately sweet with bourbon, red fruits, oak, vanilla, boozy notes, light acetic presence and light caramel. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly acetic and dry mouthfeel. Very good Oud Bruin! Really complex and well balanced despite some boozy presence. Nice barrel treatment. I loved it.