tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Unlabeled. From AlexFields, thanks! Dark hazy reddish brown with a small to medium beige head, good retention, and some lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, lots of fruits, oak, vanilla, light alcohol and light acetic presence. Taste is moderately sweet with bourbon, red fruits, oak, vanilla, boozy notes, light acetic presence and light caramel. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly acetic and dry mouthfeel. Very good Oud Bruin! Really complex and well balanced despite some boozy presence. Nice barrel treatment. I loved it. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
750mL thanks to a generous BA. Pours a clear, deep maroon. Yellowish foam dissipates relatively quickly. Nose is spot on oud bruin, similar to De Dolle Oerbier Reserva, heavy red wine barrel, seedy raspberry jam, steak fat. Taste is pretty spot on: minerally, red wine, spicy acetic (mild), lime juice (very big), raspberry jam. Palate is lactic, clean, refreshing. Really impressive for style. I’m a fan :) czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours unclear light brown-reddish with a small light beige cap, little retention, some lacing. nuts, plums, spices, chocolate, bourbon, raisins, acetic, booze. nice woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, earthy-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed that stuff! gramity (1668) - 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. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. 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. I liked a good whiskey sour back in the day.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bourbon cherry balsamic oak. Brown red pour tgin head. Flavors of sour cherry wood bourbon brown sugar. Woody sour bitter lingers. 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. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Botled shared at Matt’s pad. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sour stone fruit aromas. Sour stone fruits, caramel malt, and oak notes. The bourbon notes have really mellowed. Good body and mouthfeel. A solid sour ale from Block 15. crossovert (12927) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Another funky idea that actually tastes pretty good. Good medium sourness, brown sugar notes. 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