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Cascade Chocolate Bourbonic Plague

Cascade Chocolate Bourbonic Plague
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3024) - 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 (1945) - 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 don’t need more than the 3 oz -- even less so than the cherry vlad -- but what I’ve 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. I’m 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 (2311) - 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 (7074) - 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 (6322) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Live barrel @ Cascade (shut up Douglas)... Poured deep dark brownish/not quite black with a retaining beige head. Aroma of bourbon and wood. Not a whole lot of chocolate picked up here. Good Bourbonic characteristics, acidity and sourness with warming alcohol, tootsie rolls, fruits, and cocktail bitters. Charred grains and ash in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9918) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at Cascade Barrel House, PDX, 22/05/13. Light black with a thin tan head. Nose is sour berry fruits, chocolate balsam, wood, cocoa, dark fruits steeped in bourbon. Taste mimics the nose with a little more depth, chocolate balsamics covering a bourbon drenched dark fruit cornucopia, damp wood, dry rot, earthy and barnyard. Full bodied, fine carbonation, puckering’o’clock come the curtain call. A big big sour - probably the biggest to come my way. I wasn’t sure at first but they pulled this one off !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Sample at the Barrel House. Opaque brownish-black color with a thin beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, cherries and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, black cherry, chocolate and vanilla. The finish is boozy with a lingering chocolate liqueur aftertaste and a touch of tart fruit. Very good all around.


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