Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small tan head on top of a dark almost black colored beer.
Smell sour, malts, hops, grains, sweets, yeast and wood.
Taste is a well balanced mix of nice sour, malts, sticky malts, light sweet, bitter, nice fruity bitter, light spicy, wood and a hint of liquorice.
A nice dark sour aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a light creamy texture. Great beer.
tderoeck (3647) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 29/VI/2012 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - 2009 vintage (2012-666) Thanks to BoBoChamp for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy brown beer, no head. Aroma: very pungent sourness, earthy, tobacco, red wine vinegar, bread dough (yeast), sour cherries, red currants, alcohol, little cheesy, spices, pepper, gingerbread, chillies. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet sugary caramel in the start. soft tartness, very fruity, cherries, strawberries, red currants, tannins, lemony acidic. Aftertaste: little sweet, earthy bitterness, tobacco, some alcohol, tart red berries, overripe plums, wine must.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.
dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Paulís Thanksgiving weekend bash. Poured a dirty muddy water brown body with a smaller fizzy head. Aroma is just plain sour with some chocolate and citrus notes. Much fuller bodied then I was expecting considering this is a sour and rather strong carbonation to boot. Overall the flavor is just sour with underlying choclate notes. Overall itís interesting but sour chocolate is just plain odd.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another big thanks to Sean for brining this pair...Pours a watery dark brown, semi clear, not overly attractive. Light tan head with some nice retention, spotty lacing...Aroma full of oak, spicy bourbon, acidic...Taste is lactic oak, almost reminds me of something infected, spice shows off predominantly too. The taste is less successful. A weird oaky finish that I donít like.
Decent, but nothing special at all.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2010. Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small light tan head atop the beer. The aroma is nice and big, sour and funky, with roast, leather, oak, dark fruits, and a little bourbon. The flavor is great. Chocolate and roast from the porter, bourbon-soaked dark fruits, lactic tartness and oak. Medium-full bodied with a good acidic bite to it and average carbonation. Has a little alcohol warmth to it, but the alcohol is well-hidden for the 12% ABV. Another great sour beer from Cascade. Hopefully I can make it up to the brewpub one of these days.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Sampled Oct. 2010 at the Barrel House: Didnít seem as sour as people make it out to be, but it did have a solid amount of sourness. Seems to build a bit in the aftertaste, with time, and as it warms. Cola-like sweetness. Vibrant notes of oak, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla. Warming alcohol, yet still dangerously easy to drink. Spicy aftertaste. Tasty stuff.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap today at sour fest. This was my first pick of the day and I was damn excited to try it. Ron and the boys at Cascade, know their sours! Poured reddish brownish blackish murky, with a tan head. Nose is sweet, rich, tart and funky. Sweet, tart funky and nicely bourboned.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cascade Bourbonic Plague. 750ml bottle. Thanks to seam for sharing... Pours a cola brown with a thin to medium off-white head... Aroma of soft bourbon with major hints of acetone and not too much of itís porter base, perhaps the slightest note of roast... Flavors are of much of the same with a light mild porter chocolate aspect to it only towards the end. Carbonation is on the lively side but still enjoyable. Slightly acidic. 8/4/7/3/14
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from cavemanlawyer, thanks James! 2009 Vintage. Pours a black body with an inch thick, fizzy and foamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is tart and acidic with a sharper roast, dry oak, red wine, tannins, and a nice bourbon that opens up more as this warms. A bit funky with some chocolate, vinegar, hints of vanilla, and plums. Flavor is similar. Vinous and sour up front with a good amount of sharper roasts, dry oak, grape skins, tannins, vinegar, and a nice bourbon presence. Some chocolate and plums towards the end with hints of vanilla and spice before this finishes dry, sour, acidic, roasty, and woody with a light chocolate and vanilla note and pleasant bourbon aspect. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a lively carbonation. Overall, a really well done beer. The intense sourness works well with the dry wood and roasts while the bourbon adds a pleasant complexity. Nice one.