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The Bruery Soroboruo

The Bruery Soroboruo
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at GM with Chris and street. Pours a black body with thin white lCing. Aroma is tart oak and light sharpie marker. Mouthfeel is super thin with light carbonation and notes of sharpie, vinegar, dark sour fruit, tart acidity and light alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is tart, some scotch, caramel, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Need label. If you have one, please let me know. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of vinegar, caramel, oak, toffee and sour. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Some scotch aromas, and tart fruit or a sour ale aromas. Dark fruits, tartness then some caramel and scotch like malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is intriguing with a moderate acidity, some caramel and toffee. Medium light floral notes with lots of dark fruit notes of cherry, plum and berry. Light oak and vanilla character. Some alcohol notes. Pours dark brown but not quite black with a small,moderately thick, tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges. Light lacing and medium sized legs. Flavor has some moderate acidity with a lot of berry, cherry and cassis notes with light plum and raisin. Medium toffee notes with light caramel and chocolate notes. Light oak notes and faint vanilla. Some alcohol spice along with a bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and moderate alcohol warmth. Overall an alright sour and it doesn?t taste like an unintentionally infected sour beer. Its also not my favorite though with the alcohol higher than I prefer. Similar to a high abv oud bruin. A slightly off character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AirForceHops (3181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from the reserve society. Awesome!! Another infected, red wine mess of a brew. Nasty red wine vinegar and moldy oak.

Infected sourness is so intense I needed to scrap my tongue and brush my teeth afterwords. I really hope they square away all the problems with infected beer. It has been out of control this year.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2608) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
RS beer. Dark brown, slightly murky. Smells like an infected scotch ale. Taste is awful. so acidic, malty, vinegar heavy, touch of cherry pie and lactic acid. really putrid and a total drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontape (298) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Just not my thing. Looks nice enough. But that’s about as far as the charm goes. Sour prunes, caramel, booze, barrel, toffee, vinegar, nail polish remover... Flavors are muddled, the whole thing lacks focus for me. I don’t generally love beers this big, so perhaps I’m the wrong guy to judge. But there’s no way two of us are getting through this 750.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
A- pours a dark mahogany brown with a finger of beige head and some minimal lacing. S- acetone and nail polish remover is strong with vinegar, latex, lemon zest, sour oak, dandelions, grass and light smoke. M- light to medium oily body with a medium acetic palate.b T- cheese and sour funk, sour cream oak, honey, brown sugar and vinegar are all forward. Mid palate is all floral and bandaid. Like one big plastic bouquet. Ending is lemon, jasmine, herbal spices and bitter grasses. A nice twist on the wee heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 750. Sour. Tart. Cherry. Lite on the funk and acidity. Another solid sour from the Bruery. Good stuff.

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