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RATINGS: 79   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3996) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours a translucent copper from the bottle with no real head or lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel from the barrel up front, then a nice lactic sour middle, and an oaky sour finish. Taste is less than the nose, but still a nice blend of the sour and the brandy barrel. I think its pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Amber color. Off white head. Vinegar, cherry, red apples, woody notes and some booze. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 102. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart fruits and caramel. The taste is tart fruits, toffee, earth, maple. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21439) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at Nrewvival. Hazy brown color, tan head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, sour summer fruit. Taste is softly sour fruit and vanilla wafers. A big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Dark brown with low off-white head. Aroma of bretta, red grapes, light cherry. Taste is sweetish sour, fresh and very drinkable for the ABV. Body is light yet creamy with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of deep dark fruits, brandy notes, caramel, and candied sugar -- some lightly tart notes. Flavour brings out complex sour dark fruits, toffee, and some oaky notes. Super complex and wonderfully sour. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Dark amber colouerd. Dense beige head. Aroma: Berries, sourness, grape, acid, lactic, tart, candy. Flavour: Berries, grape, vague sweetness to counter, sourness, tart, barrel, fruits. Medium to full bodied. Ends grapy and sour with a light fruity touch. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
11/9/13. Bottle shared by Matt at Sweet Grass. A lucky bottle shared during their Westbrook events! Thanks, guys! Amber red pour with a nice khaki head. Lightly tart aroma, deep, rich, on the Flanders side of things as far as sours go - dark fruits, a mix of sweet and sour with rich savory aspects - tobacco, leather, dark fruits, dark sugars, etc. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5219) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a dark amber to copper with no head. Aroma has tart notes of apple cider and wood. There is a fruity berry sweetness along with granny smith apples. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, sent to me by b3shine (thanks Beau!), and shared at RBAG 2014. Medium-to-dark brown, sour profile is balanced by caramel malts, lovely cherry and chocolate notes. A nice malty sour in the Flemmish tradition, and not a hint of the 11% ABV! Delicious!

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