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Soroboruo - The Bruery

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | FT: 7
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
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

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

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Surprisingly better than I expected.

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3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
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750 received in an EPIC trade from Daknole.. Perhaps the biggest porch nuking I've had in years.. Dakine is good folk and most traders already know this.

I shared this bottles tonight with the tight Boise crew.... Pours a slightly hazy dark chestnut... light tannish head has little retention and no lacing.

Nose is very nice mix of sour dark fruits mixed with bourbon and lesser Scotch barrels.. a hint of Balsamic with warmth and bigger vanilla.

Again.. sour dark fruit with some leather and complex vinous fruitiness mixes well with the big barrel presence... Bourbon/vanilla oak has a nice compliment to the Scotch element...

Light body for the 12%... Is it really? Meh... I don't care.

Pretty interesting brew to share at a random tasting that featured a bunch of Bruery beers. Thanks a bunch Dakine!!


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Soroboruo from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.