Soroboruo - The Bruery
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3.59/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I've not fully reviewed a beer for quite some time but I'm doing so since it's the first review for this beer.
Appearance is a nice dark tawny port brown, clear and rich looking with modest tones of wine red. Pours a fast fading cocoa brown head that's lovely while it lasts.
Nose is light cherry carmel with floral tones and hints of fresh red berries. Pleasant and reserved and invites a drink.
Mouthfeel is medium bodies with light carbonation and a unique balance of sweet and sour. There is a light pucker character although for my taste I'd like more sour, but that's just a personal preference, not a criticism of the beer.
Taste is where this beer is going to make it or break it for you. Unique. The flavor profile for me is "almost there." This is a sweet and sour balance of stereotypic scotch ale and a wile ale cherry/red berry sour. Yet, there is a malt profile undertone and hints of the Bourbon barrel. All in all it tastes good but requires getting used to it a bit. I liked it more and more the more I continued to taste it. Repeated tastes show great complexities and balances of flavors. There is a whole lot going on here and I suspect that some will like it a lot and some will not. However, having tasted thousands of different offerings I can't remember ever tasting anything like the "Sour Ale Aged in Scotch and Bourbon Barrels with Heather Flowers Added." (That's right off the front label).
A very creative offering from the Bruery and continued kudos for their willingness to make some of their beers "out of the box." While I have come to the conclusion that most beers, regardless of style, should be consumed fresh (my personal taste and just my current opinion as to "most" beers - not all) this one may well benefit from a bit of age; it will be fun to see what a few months, or more, do to this one.
Finish offers layers of light "red sour" to bitter malt to bourbon tones with an end finish of flowers.
A fun taste; worth trying and likely like nothing you've had before.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 22:28:51 | More by GRG1313
3.61/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Dark reddish-brown color with a moderate sized beige head that slowly faded to a ring. A good looking beer.
Smell: Mild musk and mild floral notes. I also pick up some leather notes.
Taste: Mild citrus and floral notes, mild funk and some mild leather-like notes. More of a tart beer rather than sour. The sourness is fairly restrained.
Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation. The mouth-feel is where it should be for a sour.
Overall: Yeah, I'm pretty sure the souring was not intended initially, but it's a decent sour. I'd prefer the sourness dialed up but overall not bad. Note: I'm reviewing this as a sour/wild ale. I AM NOT scoring this as a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 02:18:50 | More by IKR
Soroboruo from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.