tectactoe (2938) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: 2012 Project. Don’t know what took me so long to get around to this bottle, but I’m glad it is finally time. Slightly muddy brown, opaque body with hints of ruby throughout. Muddled, light-tan head forms a flimsy collar on top within moments. Super tart, sour lactic aroma... Cherry skins, lemon, cherry flesh, sour redcurrant, tannic oak just on the edge of boozy vinousness, a hint of musty funk, cotton, mild yogurt quality, & a small hint of spice towards the finish, almost like cinnamon. I get that note quite often from rich, cherry beers. Flavor full of tart cherry juice. There’s a small, offsetting sweetness underneath, but make no mistake, this thing is TART as hell. Mild acidity, especially compared to most of Cascade’s offerings. Faint vanilla yogurt, sour lacto yeast, lemon skins, currants, wet oak, faint grape skin, & a small touch of booze in the finish. Lingering acidic cherry skins on the palate with a touch of tannin. Very well done.
UDBeernut (1982) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had ontap at the barrel house served in a taster. Plum ruby hue, cream Hued head with lots of lacing. Nose is of cherry, figs, plums, leather. Slight white wine appears. Sourness is on the back end followed by light acid burn in the throat. Pretty dang exciting right?
Danyel (1278) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing. Pours brown with orange hues and light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, wine, cherries, sour yeast. Taste is light sour, lots of wine, crisp, lots of complex layers, great long finish. Overall, very good.,
Pailhead (5376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy cherries (lightly tart), yogurt, light vinegar, lemon, hints of vanilla, and oak. It pours hazy brownish-orange with a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a moderate dose of sweet and sour cherry with a touch of cola. The finish has moderate sour lemon and a touch of oak. It’s medium bodied moderate-lively carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"This one’s a wild ale all the way. As with Sang Royale, the awesomeness of this brew cannot be understated. Pinot, whiskey, and sour cherry? Why yes please. Easily the winner from a pretty impressive line-up of sours."
vtafro (4372) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Dark fruit, sweet tones, funk and aromas. Cherry, dark tart fruit, funk and cascade normal tones.
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with a beige head. Sour berries, sharp acetic notes, sherry, and an overly acidic finish. A bit much; fine for a small pour, but relatively low drinkability.
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cola color with no head/carbonation. Aromas of cherry and chocolate with a slight balsamic reduction note. The sour is almost too overpowering. Slight cherry and grapes flavor come through but mostly acidic. Good but not great.
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jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big, bold cherry. Moderate sour tanginess with plenty of tartness. Lemon, plum, black and blueberries. Toasties and a little funk.
Oakes (13155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Med brown and a bit dull, barrel, touch acetic, sweet demerara character, nice balance.