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Cascade Bourbonic Plague

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
Draft at Oedipus fest. Black pour. Aroma of bourbon vanilla, cherry, chocolate and soft roast. Rich taste of bourbon vanilla, soft roasted malt, cherry, chocolate, cream and a long diverse finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6319) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at OIBF’16. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of lots of barrel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, light sourness, blackberries, roasted malts, wood. Flavour is medium sweet, roasted malts, light fruity, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, red wine, more bourbon, light tartness, some mocha, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, overripe dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, oak barrel, light vinegar, caramel, chocolate and malt. Flavour is above moderate sweet and sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1907) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Black with a frothy, beige head. Sweetish, sourish-fruity aroma of chocolate, cherries, oak and blackcurrant. Sweetish, sourish-fruity taste of chocolate, cherries, vinegar, blackcurrant and oak, followed by a short, quite tart finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and a little astringent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Really nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1697) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
On tap @ Oedipus Int. Beer Festival 2016. Nose is fruity sourish, wild yeasty. Body is pitch black, head is big, brownish, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, raisin, milk chocolate. Medium sweet, heavy sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet-sour. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy due to sourness, interesting but not my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6590) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle, 2011 project. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, roast, lemon, cherry. Flavor is, whoah, some sweetness, light tart, light funk, cherries, Manhattan, vanilla, toffee. Whoah. Medium body. Me likes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9124) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2016
2011 bottle. Nose of bourbon, chocolate, cherry, vinegar, dark fruits. Lactose flavor, chocolate, vanilla, yogurt, cherry, caramel, apples, vinegar, bourbon. ALso get raisins and something like Umeshu (plum liqueur). Very well ages, with much less of the shocking sourness in a fresh Cascade beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Black grapes, bourbon vanilla and a splash of cherry juice coalesce in this beautiful sour beer.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the purplish mahogany.
-Both aroma and flavor profile are tight.
-Spicy phenolics are present throughout as well.
-Sourness is high, but the suave mouthfeel and flavor arrangement make it all work.
-This is 12%?!? Didn’t notice its strength at all! Would have said 8-9% tops.
-This is so beyond De Garde sour beers quality-wise, it’s hard to understand the similar ratings.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4524) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Cascade Barrel House, Portland. Dark, opaque brown, super creamy lacto-porter, acidic, tart, big sour. Good vanilla-oak over top. Heavy, lactic, huge tart. Enamel cleaner. Big, tasty. Odd. Crazy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6383) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Cascade Barrel House, Portland, OR. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly head. Aroma of spices, bourbon, oak, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, dates and mild ripe fruitiness. Taste is slightly tart and sourish with some ripe fruits, figs, dates, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla and loads of spices. Finish is sweet, sticky and slightly sour with some oak, wood, spices, bourbon and ripe fruits. Quite interesting, but a bit messy.

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