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The Bruery Soroboruo

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - 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 (2875) - 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 (5477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (4428) - 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 (15102) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle: Dark mahogany brown pour with a beige trace of bubbles around the edges. Aroma has notes of acetone, cherry skin, solvent, alcohol, bourbon, hints of vinegar, maybe some lemon. Flavor is tart with lots of acidic cherry, lemon, acetone, vinegar. Some bourbon, wood, caramel malt, alcohol, & an acidic finish. Cherry, bourbon, vinegar, wood. Doesn’t taste terrible but it smells abysmal. Overall, a wreck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcartamdg (2357) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours a murky dark brown with no head. Aroma of acetone, metallic, malt and oak. Taste follows, really acetic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Wow, this is interesting. Dark, ruddy. Smells of oak, leather, plums, some balsamic, some lemon. Flavor follows suite. Initially boosy, this bitch calms quick and makes smooth in my mouth. Some sour flavors, some oak, some cherry. Thin, with low carb and dry finish. I dig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle - Ruby dark brown pour with a white head. Nose is black cherry, dark malt, and a little milky sour. Taste is caramel, black cherry, light tartness, and a little dark bread. Slick, light-bodied with a lot of carbonation. Hey, look! We unintentionally soured a scotch ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
(750ml bottle) cloudy deep brown, wispy tan bubbles. Nose of scotch, cherry, light peat, bit mossy. Taste of caramel, Light scotch, lightly sour, easy to drink, better as it warms, really neat.

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