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Funky Old Time - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 53
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zac16125 on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Funky Old Time was aged for 18 months in two American oak red wine barrels with wild yeast/brewing bacteria.
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Moderately strong aroma and very strong flavor. Notably tart. As promised (by name), this is funky.

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Westbrook Funky Old Time
750mL bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: 2/19/13 , released 10/10/13

Aged for 18 months in American oak red wine barrels with wild yeast/brewing bacteria.

A: Pours a dark mahogany with reddish hues. There is effectively no head, just some off white fizzling bubbles. Leaves no lacing.

S: Vinous, sour dark fruits, oak. Actually reminds me a lot of RR Consecration at first. Then some of the base beer aromas come out with licorice, caramel, subtle cocoa and booze. Exceedingly complex, with layers of aromas. Wonderful.

T: There is a big sourness, mixed with a heavy red wine boozy component that makes it rather astringent at first. The upfront flavor is a bit harsh for me, but once it settles it has a wonderful lingering aftertaste of dark fruits, cocoa, oak, and subtle coconut.

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum (but not to the degree that the Brandy OT was), ABV noticeable but no heat. Very dry. Drinkability is average.

O: This is an interesting one for me to give an overall rating to. I love some components (the aroma is absolutely fantastic and the lingering aftertaste flavors are sublime), but the sour/venous combo upfront is not my favorite. I honestly think this would have been better without the wild yeast. Just my opinion though. Overall, still very enjoyable, unique and quite complex. Definitely worth a try, but my least favorite of the 3 Old Time's Ive had so far. Only Grumpy left.

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Funky Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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