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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.

Cirrhosis' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 2, 2013
Brown body with a thin film.... thanks jeff. Sour aroma... so very sour. Taste is so sour cherry with a massive sweetness. Grape juice...... and wood. Better then i say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8924) - 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 (9063) - 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%?!? Didnít notice its strength at all! Would have said 8-9% tops.
-This is so beyond De Garde sour beers quality-wise, itís hard to understand the similar ratings.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4444) - 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 (6150) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
On tap at Cascade pub in Portland-USA. Pours dark brown, adhesive tan foam. Nose: light sweet roast, strawberry too. Mouth: sweet peppery roast, tasty and sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Low head. Intense nose with an intriguing mix of forest fruits, burnt caramel, oak, raisins and bourbon alcohol. Full sour sweet body and alcohol heat, some spice in the end.drinks dangerously easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2346) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2016
March 12, 2016 - on tap at Rare Beer Fest held in the Minnesota History Center. This was an off-menu item, so a nice surprise. Dark pour with limited head. Maybe I didnít wash out my glass well enough as I had noted this was a bit too sugary sweet, seems odd for the style. 2011 vintage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Rating #1639 - #CBC2015 Beer 24 - On tap at Cascade - Pours a rich opaque black that is simply medieval. Aroma is Brett, mild roasted coffee, rich oak and vanilla. Medium high carbonation, full bodied, and high alcohol warmth. More roasty, coffee espresso notes, soaked in Bourbon, and highlighted with a blast of Brett sourness. Wondrous. #5whore

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2615) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft pour at the Barrel house, out of the love barrel. I remember getting a group together last ago to try this, and somehow forgot to rate. This was not a beer that deserved to be rated on any memory at all, and Iím not sure if such beer exists. Near black pour with a sticky foam lacing. Soft roast and dark fruit aroma. Flavor has a nice roast to it, with dark fruit, some chocolate, and just enough bourbon to know its there. Lingering roast finishes this nicely. Awesome sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2113) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steve Hackley on September 25. Thanks Steve! This was poured from a 750 mL bottle, Project 2011. The pour is a nice dark brown color, crystal clear, with a good ruby or garnet shining through. This thing does look like a porter. There is a nice thick khaki colored head that dissipates quickly, as itís quite carbonated. The aromas are great. There is a big barrel presence up front. Oak, vanilla, and dark fruits all seem to take the forefront. There is a good tartness happening on the back end, and it lets you know it was supposed to be sour, though itís not there at all. Excellent porter qualities, and no real sourness. The flavor mimics this. There is a good roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and a light chocolate in front of the barrel. The oak comes in toward the end and offers a touch of vanilla. The tartness is more of an afterthought in the flavor, but itís there. The mouth feel is lighter and hugely carbonated. I was surprised by this. It definitely hurts the thickness. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty, with dark fruit throughout and a nice tartness. This is an excellent beer, but has the potential to be phenomenal.

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