Bill Becker (716) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Project, bought from the brewery online for $21
It pours a murky rusty colour, started off with over a finger head of foam but that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing left behind.
You can certainly smell the sour cherries and the oak barrel. Some slight note of vanilla there. My nose is happy.
Tart cherries up front in the taste, oak flavours not so much. Alcohol extremely well hidden when it comes to what sits and swirls in my mouth, some definite warming during and after the swallow. Sour, yeah, but not overly so. Very slight hint of a vinegar sourness so I don’t *think* that heartburn will be an issue.
Very tasty from the get go; I opened it at near room temp to get all of the flavours rather than opening after pulling from the fridge.
A delightfully delicious Wild Ale that I wish had a bit less alcohol to make it even more drinkable; as is, it’s still and an easy drop to tip back.
I’m very impressed with what Cascade has made here. They sure do know their s*it.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Medium tan head atop crystal clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light funk, grape, light wood. Medium body, light stickiness, alcohol well concealed.
BuckeyeBoy (4998) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours out a cola color topped with a small head. nose is fruit barrel notes cherries funky tartness. taste is more of the cherries barrel pucker tartness.
radagast83 (6678) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at Red Apron/B Side. Poured a very dark brown color with a small, but long lasting tan head. Aroma was some very dark mild bourbon notes, which become stronger as it warms. Vinous notes are very prominent. Nice oud bruin character to this one.
ryanfolty (2328) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
March 12, 2016 - on tap at Rare Beer Fest held in the Minnesota History Center. Orangish red pour with limited head. Like the Noyaux, this was nicely balanced with the fruit, wood and wine, but also had a nice bourbon flavor mixed in.
SirLimpsalot (3453) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Cascade 16-3-9: Trevlig syrlighet med fina fattoner och en mycket fin balans. Lång eftersmak.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cascade. Dark amber with a small head. Cherries, funk, bourbon, oak and some vinegar. The finish was dry and tart.
GlasgowTAD (1168) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep burgundy with a light brown laced with violet head. Aroma is cherries, blackberries, slight spice and some oak. Taste is cherry sour, cherry sweet, cinnamon, sight spices, oak, blackberry tart, medium-high acidity, tart cranberry.
dpitinga (59) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this on closing night of the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco...a casualty of Tenderloin gentrification. This beer was recommended to me by Bay Area beer guru, Douglas Smith, who like me, cut his teeth on wine. Feel extremely lucky to have heard his discourse on corks, bottle caps, and micro-oxidation at a bottle share with a Speakeasy Syndicate vertical. Needless to say, the recommendation more than panned out.
jandd1983 (3587) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Societe Party 2016. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was puckery with cherry, oak and vanilla. The taste was similar to the aroma with more cherry, oak, roast and vanilla. Very nice.
RichTheVillan (5825) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear dark copper pour with a creamy light tan head, aroma has light bourbon, mellow funk, dark vinous fruits, tart cherries, mellow bourbon.