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Soroboruo - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
82
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 01001111
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of skiking70
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like sours but don't love them, this one is very unique. This beer tastes like nothing I've ever had and that's a good thing. I would definitely try this again if available ,

Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of -NESTO-
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jlindros
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Split with rudzud.

Light fizzy slight fluffy head, hints of legs very dark brown almost black color.

Nose brings soured brown malts, tartness, brown sugar and caramel brown malts, sour cherry vinegar, plenty of oak, toasty buttery with mild bourbon note, little booze tingle.

Taste brings sour brown malts, quite tart, soured candy, brown sugar, caramel, weird sour patch kids like a terrible brown one, sour cherry ave acetic acid, vinegar notes, and a weird spoiled sour chocolate thing. Little booze warmth, with mild toasty buttery oak, mild bourbon, Heather is non existent. Finish is sticky flemmy, sour mild vinegar and acetic acid, sour cherry and brown sugar.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, syrupy and tart vinegar acetic acid, light booze.

Overall meh, not so great.

Photo of brotherloco
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a darker brown hue with a thin head that fades to leave as light wisp and thin halo.

S - Aromas of sweeter malts, caramel, cherry, vanilla, vinegar, tart, barrel and bourbon. Vegetative, almost swamp like...uh...

T - Taste is sour, tart, chocolate, cherries, vinegar, sour tart chalky. Some off vinegar and funky chocolate notes, really off flavors, I don't mind the sourness but it does not go with the flavours at all.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, slick, flemmy.

O - Overall this beer was like an oude bruin, a very poorly executed one. The bourbon, sourness, and flavours don't go together at all

Serving type: Bottle

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

750mL bottle acquired through the Hoarders Society. Bottled 4/16/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours deep brown with chestnut hightlights and a finger and a half pale head. The foam settles to almost nothing without leaving any lace.

Smells sour with a touch of sweetness. Vinegar, vague soured fruit, faint vanilla and some floral notes.

Whoa. So much going on here. The flavors are sour and acidic overall but there is a good bit of sweet and a little savory as well. Sour grapes, Balsamic vinegar, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, tart lemon, flowers, trace bourbon, hints of toffee/ caramel, earthy leather, cherries and some booze. The taste is all over the map but there is a pleasant balance.

The body is a peculiar mix of syrupy and oddly thin for the style with low carbonation. Finish continues that blend of tart fruits and sweet oaky vanilla.

Soroborou lies somewhere in between a sour and a barrel aged wee heavy. An interesting blend of both but far from the best of either. Still rather tasty and I don't at all lament trying it.

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of j6reid
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Surprisingly better than I expected.

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of CaptainPancakes
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Soroboruo from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.