b3shine (8122) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with beige lacing. Smells solid; tart with notes of cherry, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. Good beer.
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you for sharing BE & friends RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 2. Vinous / viscous looking syrupy black with no head. Nose is massively thick molasses, warming bourbon, whole is thickly vinous, wine syrup, perfectly vinous, strong, red berries. Taste is pure thick vinous molasses syrupy warming boozy thick syrupy perfectly vinous, molasses, thick monolithic, oak, such syrup, sludge, little carbonation. Absolutely amazing. Best dark sour I have ever had. Utterly spectacular.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So there you are, tubby. Look like a bucket of lard on a bad day. You baby gorilla. Why don’t you work in a zoo, and stop bothering people? Got a call yesterday from Baskin Robbins. They said that they’re down to only five flavors. You’re swelling up as I talk to you.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Sourfest. Pours with a tan head over a brown body. Aroma is a bit buttery, bourbon, and dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, a bit of raspberry, bourbon and incredibly decadent. Light carbonation.
Plovmand (7853) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Theis - thanks. Pours dark brown bubbly light tan head. The aroma is cherries, acid, liquorice, sweet fruit, bourbon and some hard roasted malt. The flavour is sweet and acidic. Notes of bourbon, cherries, sweet fruit, liquorice, light chocolate and some roast. Long acidic and sweet fruity finish.
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks dude. pours unclear brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. cacao and cherries, roasted spicy chocolate, unmistakable bourbon - loads of it, even tannic, grass, pepper, other spices. surprisingly not too boozy with a moderate sweetness. light to medium acidity - few balsamic notes and an overall nice acidity complexity. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, grassy-spicy astringent finish. just a tad roastiness missing for it to taste more like a porter in my sense, but eh, it’s a quite nice offering!
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Pours nearly black with a tightly bubbled surging tan head. Big sharp bourbony nose with roasty malt character and tons of vinegary lacto. What a fantastic combination. This is definitely a sum of its parts effort, as is the mid-palate. Some things play well together, some things don’t, and then some things just crystallize perfectly into an ideal amalgamation and really jump out at you. This is one of the latter. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, roasty, vinegary, bourbony, and there’s no real reason why these things should work together as well as they do. But they do. Long tart lactic finish. Very satisfying and skillfully executed beer. Hugely ambitious concept and the results really shine--as always with Cascade, the bottles really dazzle too. Doesn’t show the booze. Until you stand up. Then you show the booze.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, 2009 vintage. Opened with a loud pop, and it gushed a bit.. poured medium-deep brown with a tall beige head that fizzled down quickly. The aroma picked up sour oak, bourbon, and leathery notes over sour coffee and licorice notes.. sweet roast came through in a nice way.. spicy on the back of the nose with more bourbon barrel. The flavor found tart oak, lightly metallic barrel, and some tannins on the tip of the tongue, with sweet, roasty black malt and vanilla following.. tasty bourbon and lactic notes laced throughout.. finished with great balance between the porter and the barrel.. and some belly warmth. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation.. moderate-plus overall sourness, and it was always in balance.. really tasty stuff!
nimbleprop (7492) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Curtis, the brewer, was kind enough to allow me to sampled this on tap from the keg room at the brewery. This beer is completely legit. Pours an opaque, deep brown with a very frothy off white head. The nose is really good, sour mash, lactic acid, big vanilla, whiskey, brown sugar, licorice, chocolate, dried fruits. Flavor was just as good, starts with a lactic tartness which is rounded out by a mellow sweetness, oak, vanilla beans, light Belgian chocolate, some light spice. Full bodied, roasty, tart finish. So happy I had a chance to try this, it’s very exceptional.
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Poured a really nice brown color with a tiny tan head. Aroma was sour notes, a touch of vanilla. Flavor was vanilla oak, with some bourbon and a touch of sour notes to it. A nice melding between a sour and a bourbon barrel aged ale.