Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep brown pour with a big, foamy tan head. Smells of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and a light bit of sourness. Tastes a lot more sour than it smells, but with the chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and some light cinnamon still being around as well. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, much like everything else I had at Cascade.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009. Dark plum aroma, little coffee liquor. And raspberry. Dark slick brown. Wet barrel, little smoky, bruised apple blossom finish.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Soured version poured straight from the barrel at Cascade’s Barrel House... Poured dark reddish/brown with a bubbly, khaki head. A soured porter, offered some nice acidity to the slight cocoa. Mild tartness and a nice brown sugar bitter sourness.
[Original Rating: 2/20/2010] Tap @ Horse Brass Pub... Poured dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of cocoa malts and well spiced. A nice resinous of orange peel shined here which meshed, blended, yet contrasted to the dark, cocoa-like malts. A hint of other spices, but mostly rounded with a smooth, chocolatey, malt tone. Clean finish, that had a slight sticky sweetness at the end.