Chunga's Old Bruin
Jackie O's Brewpub

Chunga's Old BruinChunga's Old Bruin
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From:
Jackie O's Brewpub
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.12%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
80
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 12, 2018
Added:
Dec 07, 2008
Wants:
  63
Gots:
  14
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Chunga's Old BruinChunga's Old Bruin
Notes: A Flanders style brown ale. We took Chomo-lung-ma (our organic honey nut brown) and aged it in a second generation Woodford Reserve barrel (subtle bourbon flavor, notes of American oak) for four months with 30lbs of tart cherries and a specially blended culture of wild yeast and beer souring bacteria. Chunga's Old Bruin exhibits and aroma of sweet cherries and faint chocolate/ roasted malt complemented by a faint oak bouquet. The flavor has a pronounced sour character with the caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt finish.
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Rated: 4.18 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.47/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
Clear burnt brown with no head, the smell is old man and dog breath with dirty socks and sticky stale cherries.

Taste is a different story, with a toasty char, cherry, oak, and cigar skin that has a nice sourness, but also a thin body and semi-dry finish.

It's too bad the smell is horrendous.
Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by 1424IpA from California

May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by Fitze from South Carolina

Mar 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.59 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by Jenebauer from Tennessee

Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by sheenisgod from California

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by jfstilling from South Carolina

Feb 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by ScottJWing from Ohio

Feb 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cmrillo from North Carolina

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by queerforbeer from Ohio

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Aug 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by stevec32 from New York

Aug 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by IrishColonial from Texas

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jballn from Ohio

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by vonnegut21 from New York

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Jun 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Wolfpack2005 from North Carolina

May 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by masterofsparks from Ohio

Mar 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by WVUbrew from North Carolina

Mar 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Jan 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by ari32 from Georgia

Jan 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by FreshZ from Missouri

Dec 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Dec 15, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Dec 14, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by OhioBobcat from Ohio

Dec 14, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Dec 14, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by DrewLikesBeer from Florida

Dec 10, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by drummermattie02 from Texas

Dec 09, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by prototypic from Ohio

Nov 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by e30todamax from Virginia

Oct 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Oct 16, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia

Sep 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Sep 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by aasher from Indiana

Sep 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana

Sep 18, 2013
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown with some reddish flecks. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Cherry, strong acidity. Chocolate malts. Some notes of a bourbon barrel. Oak and vanilla.

Taste - Bright cherry. Sour. The brown ale comes through, though. Caramel and chocolate malt. Some vanilla and oak, again reminiscent of a bourbon barrel. Some red wine characteristics.

Mouthfeel - Oaky. Sour, but not over sour, as Jackie O's tends to be.

Overall - Complex and flavorful. All the flavors are distinct and still work well together.
Sep 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Bcarson7287 from California

Sep 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by kscaldef from Oregon

Sep 03, 2013
Chunga's Old Bruin from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 109 ratings