This NW style sour ale is a blond quad that was barrel aged with cinnamon and is a blending component used in several projects, including Vlad the Imp Aler. Aromas of cinnamon with a hint of Bourbon are the first to be noticed. Rich, sweet malts, cinnamon and oak on the palate lead to a tart, slightly spicy cinnamon finish. Look for the cinnamon note to climb as this ages – think along the lines of Red Hots without the burn.
trevor211 (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straight from the barrel at Cascade in Portland. Pours a cloudy light brown, with no head. Smells like dessert in a glass. Cinnamon, mulled cider, and a snickerdoodle in liquid form, with just a mild pucker at the end. This is simply delicious. Couldn’t do a pint of it, but it’s worth seeking out a taste.
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