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 (1398) - 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.
Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community.
Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings.
Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!
Join Us »
Tick this beer for your profile
- Currently 0/5 Stars.