Funky Old Time - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.7/5 rDev -7%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Flat and lifeless reddish brown. Not as murky as Grumpy.
Smell - Acidic. Vinegar. Red wine vinous character. Smells like an oud bruin.
Taste - Tart cherry. Red wine builds into the finish. Caramel.
Mouthfeel - Flat. Moderate sourness. Medium heavy.
Overall - Much better than the Grumpy. Clearly delineation of flavors.
11-29-2013 23:32:57 | More by Alieniloquium
4.18/5 rDev +5%
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.
10-18-2013 02:03:58 | More by zac16125
Funky Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.