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Cascade Chocolate Bourbonic Plague

Cascade Chocolate Bourbonic Plague
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour ale is a spiced double porter that was aged 24 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels with spices and dark fruit. Complex aromas of dark malts and spices combine with sweet vanillin and notes of Bourbon. Tart, rich Bourbon, vanillin and dark fruits with notes of dates, oak, leather and tobacco and hints of milk chocolate dance on the palate. Tart dark fruits and a warming Bourbon and chocolate flavor finish this off as only Bourbonic can.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12298) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Draft (2013). Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some chocolate, vanilla, light wood. Taste is sweet, chocolate soda, sour, some Bourbon, light funk.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6250) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla bean, roast, wood. Thin mouth, strong bourbon, roast, bitter chocolate, spice finish, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/24/15] Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Big vanilla aroma with some chocolate, balsamic vinegar and dark fruits. Sour-sweet flavor with lots of vanilla, some chocolate, cherries, balsamic vinegar, oak and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied. Good, but I prefer other Cascade beers Ė a bit too much vanilla for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1391) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Black pour, big brown head. Aroma of berries, roast, leather and smoke, flavor of choclate, cherries, and alcohol. Full body, tart dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4736) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, cocoa, roast, bourbon, mild sharp notes and figs. It has a full smooth body with sharp carbonation and crispness at the end. The flavor starts with chocolate, dark berries, figs/dates, smooth roast and some sourness. The finish adds a lot of vinegar, lactic acid and citrus. This was good, but would probably have been better without the sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Awesome chocolate sour ale on tap at the brewery in portland, cask, delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery.

This one was riding high; trust me to come along and bugger things up. Dark pour with red highlights, no head to speak of. Flemish red aroma with chocolate interwoven; unusual but rather to my surprise not an uncomfortable pairing. Again I donít need more than the 3 oz -- even less so than the cherry vlad -- but what Iíve got is nice once I accept what it is that this beer is trying to be. Crazy how the sour and the chocolate -- chocolate chips, no shiat -- dance together. Iím at a loss for descriptors. Big 12% well hidden, especially compared to the Bruery Bois that I just had. This one is growing on me. Nice beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2651) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Had on draft at Cascade Barrel House. The aroma is sour leather, chocolate in the background. The flavor is chocolate, dark stone fruits. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at Cascade, pours a dark amber brown with a medium beige bubbly head. Aroma brings out cocoa, subdued sourness, and a little oak. Flavour brings out a great mix of cocoa and complex barrel notes, the latter of which consist of bourbon, wine, sour red fruits, and some sweetness. Very complex. The chocolate is very well-integrated. Delicious stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a jet black color with a medium light brown head. A sour fruity nose, cherries, cocoa. The flavor is big barrels, sour, but the roast and big stout flavors dominate. The base comes in as super fruity though, mostly tart cherries or currants. The chocolate is there, but subdued.


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