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Soroboruo - The Bruery

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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. A most unusual and quite exciting take on a sour ale.

(Beer added by: 2GOOFY on 05-05-2014)
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4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into a Teku
only bottling date is 2014

Thanks to rjjhoffman for sending this over as an extra

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown, nearly black, with 2 plus fingers width of light tan head. Head dissipates down fairly slowly, but leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Tart sour fruits, oaky notes, vinous dark fruits, caramel/toffee, subtle floral notes, boozy ethanol, and a trace of scotch like peat. Interesting combination of aromas, but very complex and I like it.

T: Big sourness, along with some sweet dark fruit notes are the first flavors I get. There is followed by a combination of Scotch-like peat and bourbon charred oaky and vanilla characters. I also get caramel, and some vinous fruit characters. Tartness fades quickly as the palate adjusts, allowing the other flavors to come out. The Scotch peat characters build throughout the drink. Again, lots of complexity and quite good.

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, carbonation on the higher end for 12% ABV but seems appropriate for this one. Speaking of the ABV, its very well masked, and all things considered drinkability is good.

O: This beer seems to take a lot of shit here on BA but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Very complex, lots of different layers of interesting flavors, and IMO they meld together fairly well. Definitely an interesting and unique beer that is worth trying.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for giving me this one.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, wood, earth, and slight bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is solid for a unique sour, but I am not really getting any Scotch barrel aged characteristics in the aroma or flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a tulip to a deep brown with a half finger of off white head that has little retention and lacing
S: smells of sour cherry and caramel with some wood and vanilla
T: taste is tart up front, some oak tannins, slight caramel, oak, sour cherry, hint of bourbon. swallow is a little alcohol, more barrel, with some lingering caramel and smoke.
M: this beer sits a little heavy on the palate with soft carbonation and a dry finish
O: It's an oddity but it kinda works. It isn't a sour bomb and it isn't a mess either. Enjoyable in an odd way.

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A-Black in the glass, one finger off white head that leaves some lacing.

S-The flowers are present, wee bit of acidic notes, some caramel and malt. Little to no barrel character.

T-Starts with a lot of flowers, some acidic notes. Still little to no barrel, some chocolate.

M-Lighter, watery, not much carbonation.

O-An interesting beer but it just didn't all come together.

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Soroboruo from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.