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The Bruery Soroboruo

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Soroboruo is a backwards take on a Scotch ale. As Scotch ales are typically known for big, toffee-like malt and subdued yeast flavors, Soroboruo allows our wild yeast and bacteria to shine full-heartedly, adding a delightful tartness, balanced by the soft floral notes of the heather flowers. Aged in Scotch barrels, it is a most unusual and quite exciting take on a sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (901) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light tan head. Lots going on in this beer! Light smoked, roasted malts, with a decent tartness. Huge syrupy sweetness in the flavor. Kind of like Tart of Darkness with syrup added. Fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, J! Awesome treat. Pours a murky dark ebony with a loose fizzy tannish head. Big sweet nose, lots of balsamic, some lemon, a bit of strawberry, lots of honey and heather and vanilla. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Intense mix of barrel character and tangy fruit on the mid palate, a bit out of balance for sure but not undrinkably so. Fruits and vinegars playing off vanilla, oak, and spirits. Interesting experiment for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7282) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Had my reservations about a 12% wee heavy based barreled sour, but though it was heavy, it was damn good. They bugged it up enough to accent fruit and oak and make it sour, but the scotch and bourbon and base still made it big and sweet. Wouldn’t want a ton, but loved the 8 oz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1281) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
750ml bottle pours a dark dark brown color with a lot of frothy head. Mild sourness and currants and plums.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (670) - - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark purple-brown, with a thin yet dense head the color of sawdust. Caramel, red grape, balsamic vinegar backed by bits of peat smoke, oaky vanilla and maple swirl in the aroma. Vinegar and green apple have taken hold a bit more in the flavor, though there’s still a good amount of caramel and, now, milk chocolate. The beer becomes sweeter as it warms, giving off more sweet bourbon notes of vanilla and butterscotch. Medium body, moderate pinching co2. Lingering acidity. Like a Flemish brown, but smokier and more bourbony. It’s decent, I suppose, but I feel I might have enjoyed it more as a plain old Scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Soroboruououououououou. Bottle shared at the C’Ville Foxy Knoxy tasting. Clear dark red, thin fizzy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of caramel, bready malt, mild tartness. The taste is caramel, citrus, cherries, rye bread, caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3539) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at the Charlottesville Tasting. Dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, tart notes. Tastes of red wine, tart fruit, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5822) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle @ The Baby Leopard Tasting. Thanks, Donnie for the sour wee heavy! Deep brown with a small head. Nose of plums, ink cartridge. Strawberry and cherry skin. Taste of boozy pennies. Sludgy cherry syrup and general fruity tartness. Medium body, oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Cranberry, currant, and oak nose. Ruby brown, medium tan head. Tart currant, cranberry, and crab apple. Medium body, blood texture, tart and tangy. Pretty exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16431) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle courtesy of GenDV138, thanks! Clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vanilla butterscotch. Taste is sweet sour spiced caramel with a bit of heat at the finish. Boozy.

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