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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Over a year ago, the guys at CBX worked on a couple of collaboration beers with Westbrook. One of the beers, Citrus Ninja Exchange, was an immediate release and has since been brewed again. The other, a strong, dark, sour monster, was tucked away in barrels with wild yeasts and bacteria. That beer, dubbed "Old Time" after everyone’s favorite store manager, Brandon Plyler, is now seeing the light of day. A variety of barrels were used for aging, so you’ll see a handful of versions released, each with a different name. Grumpy Old Time spent the last year in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels getting sour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by sloth. Pour was reddish murky brown, weak head and lacing per the brune style this was like. Aroma of poopie, tart cherries, apples, and oak, a bit offensive in the poopie area. The flavor was solid, however, tart cherries, apples, vanilla and some biscuits too, even some lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel was full and mild, no alcohol heat at all. I dug this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7618) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Botle. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Big sweet malts, moderate tartness, rich brandy boozy notes, with a fresh fruity base. A bit too rich and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15015) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, thanks again to Manny for more Westbrook goodness, 28/06/14. Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige swirl. Nose carries light plastic notes, tangy dark fruit peel, apple brandy waftings, spice, home brew cider. Taste comprises bitter dark fruit rinds, dry rot, acidic notes, apple core, light brandy effect, tarte fruit scones, dank wood and dirt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic wash in the close - light throat scrape. Decent enough sour/wild but perhaps lacks a little depth given its ABV!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours deep brown with minimal head. The nose is earthy, brown bread, light spice, mild acidity, sherbet, vanilla, red grape and vinegar. The taste is crisp, tangy, red berry, sherbet, red currant, vinegar, wood, damp leaf, some alcohol and earth with a dry finish. Medium+ body and soft carbonation. Decent,but perhaps a touch acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2014
from the 22 ounce bottle. Sour. Vinegar. Red. Some cherry. Reminds me of other Westbrook sours. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
starcross (73) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured murky brown with no head. Has a boozy smell with definite brandy coming through. A little vinegar, woody and slightly tart. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1538) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Plenty of black cherry sweetness, acidity, barrel notes. A slighty steaminess to it, like wet oak. Mildly lactic. I’ve liked others from Westbrook more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour from bottle at What the Funk!? 2014. Appearance is murky caramel with absolutely no head. Tannic, oak, vinous, peach skin, caramelly, toffee, and lemony aroma. Taste is pungent orange juice, citrus, light lactic, somewhat salty, vanilla, urine, and red wine vinegar with a huge sour finish. Slick mouthfeel soft carbonation. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Apple / apple brandy, wood, some vinegar, fruity and some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Mahogany hue, mostly translucent. Silky tan-red lace on the surface; zero head otherwise.

Way low carb :D. Soured grain & cherries bump up against the apple brandy barrel. Plenty of pucker; fortunately doesn't turn Tussin-y. Dat barrel = good stuff.

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