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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A Flanders style brown ale. We took Chomo-lung-ma (our organic honey nut brown) and aged it in a second generation Woodford Reserve barrel (subtle bourbon flavor, notes of American oak) for four months with 30lbs of tart cherries and a specially blended culture of wild yeast and beer souring bacteria. Chunga’s Old Bruin exhibits and aroma of sweet cherries and faint chocolate/ roasted malt complemented by a faint oak bouquet. The flavor has a pronounced sour character with the caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
This is some good stuff. Nose is tart berries and cherries with some oak, brown sugar, and tons of funk. Taste is similar with a nice berry flavor, funkiness, oak, and some malt. Good stuff here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
This was a good sour, it smelled like strawberry applesauce... Neat. The taste reminded me of warheads (not THAT sour though) and finished warm with light bourbon and soft vanilla notes. As usual, a good brew from them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (3099) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours hazy amber brown with no head. Aroma of cherries, malt and lacto. Taste follows, so tasty. Sour and delicious. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Draft sample. Poured a cloudy brown color with a mostly lasted frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, malt and sour berry aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a very good beer for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle via trade. 2011 release. Bottle 102/204. Pours a semi-cloudy brownish amber color with a tiny off-white ring for a head. Aroma of cherries, plums, toast, brown sugar, funk, leather, and some acidity. Flavor of cherries, plums, funk, lemon, lactic acid, leather and Sweet Tarts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sour, tart mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy amber-brown with minimal head. Doesn’t look great. Typical sour fruity aroma, with cherry, red fruits, and leather. The flavor is good, nice and leathery with cherry and vinegar. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. Decent beer but not all that impressed with the latest from Tickie O’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of tart cherries, plum vinegar, roasted malts, caramel and cocoa. Light funk throughout. Slightly above average acidity. Finishes clean. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pour from a bottle thanks to Brad. Brown in color with perfect modest carbonation. Flavorful cherry with a touch of roast on the nose. Medium bodied. Flavors begin with a hint of chocolate and roasted malt in a very subtle way. Wow didn’t really expect that. The star is the tart cherries, oak, complemented by the balanced malt. Nice sour character. The finish is pretty lengthy with the fruit standing up. Great sour in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured into a tulip. 3.5 A: Dark brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good, but very little lacing. 4.0 S: Tart cherries galore. Lots of oak in this with vanilla to a lesser extent. Surprisingly no tannic activity. Light earthy funk. Minor acetic acid with much more tangy lactic acid. Plum fruitiness backing up the cherry. Toasty with a light roastiness. Very nice. 4.0 T: Good pucker factor in this stemming from the tart cherries and the acetic notes. Again lots of oak with a little vanilla. A touch of supple tannins. Toasty and roasty. Big cherry flavor with plum and unripened apple. Just a touch of earthy funk. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A little less creamy that their sours usually are, but it’s still good. 4.0 D: Tasty beer. I haven’t had an oud bruin in a while and this was a good reintroduction to the style. Solid all around. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-05-2012 23:49:35

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours a dark red/brown color with a medium white head. The aroma has that distinct rotting fruit nose that I’ve noticed in only a few beers, most notably the Don Quixote. A smooth sour cherry flavor with some brown malt and lots of tannins/oak. Pretty nice, very smooth.

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