merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Almost Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Cranberries, Red Plum, Mild Bourbon
T: Red Plum, Bitter Cranberry, Mild Bourbon, Mild Cherry
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a really nice and mildly bitter Oud Bruin with great fruit flavor.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2013
750 mL thanks to GT2! Rich dark mahogany pour with a small bubbly head. Classic dark sour with fig, plum, vinous tartness, sour unripe peach. Touches of acetic/balsamic, but not overdone. Good stuff. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2012
750ml bottle picked up at Belmont Station.
A: Muddy brown with very little lacing.
N: Prominent bourbon with vanilla, coconut, caramel. There’s some butter and acetone flows here, though it could be the oud bruin, too. Lots of toffee sweetness from the Scotch.
T: Mixture of sweet and sour, with the tartness overtaking the rest as it warms. Acetone, toffee, caramel, cherry, oak.
M: Decent mouthfeel if on the lighter side from the sour ales.
O: There’s an interesting trend towards the mixture of sours and heavily malted beers. Certainly a successful attempt for those interested in the combination. Recommended if you enjoyed Collage.
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Smells like cheesy fruit; brown sugar; poop; starburst. Taste: vinous, smoke, leather ... Weird. Don’t know what to make of this really, but ... Okay. A lot going on. But hard to figure out what I should be drinking. I don’t like this for no reason except I don’t have a narrative to latch onto. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Buddy brought this one from Portland to Atlanta for sister’s wedding. Poured a murky brown with a minor amount of offwhite head. Nose. was sweet vanilla, bourbon, tannic acid, dark fruits, all over the place in a good way. Taste was much the same. So much going on it was hard to get a good read on whether this was a great beer or just a muddled mixture. Suppose it landed more towards the former, but not a complete homerun. Taste was initially sweet bourbon followed by the sour oud bruin barrel punch, vinous, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, oak, cherry. Finishes tart for sure. Enjoyed this one.
neepsntatties (2019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Colour...ruddy amber with a thick white head. Nose...fruity with a hint towards young orchard fruits, as well as yeast and orange pith. Palate...sweet but not cloying with orchard fruits, caramel and taffy apples, then a wave of tart semi sour cherries. There’s oak here as well as a somewhat grapey flavour that’s reminiscent of a Viognier and then the Bourbon arrives. The Bourbon is not dominant but adds a distinct flavour to the experience. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to khumbard for this. The cork on this was horrible and broke at two points while I fought to get it out.
3.25 A: Dark brown color. Just under one finger of frothy/fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.25 S: I didn’t realize this was a sour until right now. Not what I was expecting, but I’m not unhappy about it since it smells great. Subtle acetic acid with more emphasis on a tangy lactic acid component. Brown sugar, caramel, quince, and chocolate. Notes of plum and purple grape. Funk is fruity and earthy, but not too powerful. The barrel is used perfectly for this beer. The bourbon complements lightly without interfering with the base beer’s aromas. Light leather and earthiness with vanilla and oak notes.
4.25 T: The taste is a lot more "wild" than the nose suggests. This isn’t to say this is overly sour because it isn’t, but I was expecting mild sourness and I got moderate. Lots of tanginess in here in the form of fruity raisin, not quite ripe plum, quince, crab apple, and white grape. Brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and maybe a hint of molasses. Again the bourbon is subtly complementary. Light earth and leather, but stronger vanilla and oak.
4.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritzy creaminess. Supremely smooth. Great here.
4.5 D: This is a great beer without really any problems.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2013 00:28:21 cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pour is dark brown, red edges, tan head. Nose has a bit of acetic acid, moderate wood and bourbon blends with the sour cherry of the old bruin and i’m not a real fan of the result. Flavor is a bit washed out, boozy, acetic acid melts the flavor, the bourbon and sour cherry are not a good combo for me. Chalky feel, soft carb, a bit full bodied. gramity (1675) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Dark brown with a haze. Nose is caramel, red grapes, bourbon, oak and tart cherry. Slick and oily, juicy with a sour bite. Taste is sour cherry, cinnamon and cranberry that almost becomes too sweet before the bourbon licks in. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
750 ml bottle, traded with hannont, Thanks Todd! pours clear medium dark brown with an amber hue. Small yellowish head. The nose is a unique combination of cherry funk and barley wine alike vanilla bourbon. Medium body, pungent ssour, some level of sweetness, but all it rather on the fruit acidity side. Flavour reveals some spicy notes, even some orange and cinnamon mix (aftertaste), cherries. Interesting beer.