mathieuc (930) - 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.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, 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.
writerljberg (470) - Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle picked up at Belmont Station.
A: Muddy brown with very little lacing.
N: Prominent bourbon with vanilla, coconut, caramel. There’s some butter and acetone flows here, though it could be the oud bruin, too. Lots of toffee sweetness from the Scotch.
T: Mixture of sweet and sour, with the tartness overtaking the rest as it warms. Acetone, toffee, caramel, cherry, oak.
M: Decent mouthfeel if on the lighter side from the sour ales.
O: There’s an interesting trend towards the mixture of sours and heavily malted beers. Certainly a successful attempt for those interested in the combination. Recommended if you enjoyed Collage.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to John st charles shared at CFH first off dam a sour in pvw barrels wow the nose was hot wooden pruny mess this was late so to memory it was dark dry fruits real tangy it was sour it was brown murky it was dam good thanks again jstc
hopsbreath (24) - St Helens, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at Belmont Station: Excellent quality bourbon is instantly appreciated now that I’ve allowed it to warm (I highly recommend doing this). Some caramel sweetness, vanilla, cherries, and almond let the barrel character be known. Light vinegar makes its presence but never gets in the way of the Pappy.
I typically prefer lower alcohol Flanders’ and have yet to enjoy one of this strength. Off flavors such as acetone and copper run rampant through Dissident, Kuhnhenn’s Oud Bruin, and Aardmonik. None of those have been to my liking. Not picking up those undesirables here. By a ridiculously wide margin, this is the best Oud Bruin (if you care to call it that, I do) I’ve yet to have. Highly recommended and worthy.