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Soroboruo - The Bruery

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 2GOOFY on 05-05-2014

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.
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A: Deep, dark brown with minimal head and not much viscosity. Reminiscent of a barrel aged porter.

S: Lactic tartness backed by a hint of caramel and bourbon.

T: Less tart but the sourness is still there. Toffee, cherries, and chocolate with a tart vein running through it. Barrel notes and booze on the finish.

M: Fairly thick mouthfeel but without any residual syrup on the finish.

O: I know this was an accident and I'd love to try what they were originally shooting for. However, if there's anyone who can pull off a tasty infection, it's The Bruery. I quite like this but it would be nice to try what they were originally aiming for. Would I spend another $20 on it? Probably not, though at a slightly lower price point I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another. This is fairly similar to Cascade's Burbonic Plague and with a bit more age on it, Soroboruo might take the lead in that competition.

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Bottled on 04/16/14.

Pours translucent reddish cola brown. The very thin khaki head quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace.

The smell is of red wine vinegar, cherries, plums and a hint of bourbon.

The taste is of tart unripe cherries, plums, red wine vinegar and bourbon accents.

The texture is heavy bodied with low carbonation.

A pleasantly surprising dark sour that combines tart dark fruit, Scotch ale and elements of bourbon barrels.

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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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Soroboruo from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.