Bill Becker (220) - 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.
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the barrel house. Heavy port aroma, cherry balsamic reduction, molasses, chocolate covered raisins. Flavor is tart tropical fruits, guava and passionfruit, drenched in port reduction. Fruitcake and chocolate and stewed cherries.
nuplastikk (4291) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle care of Elise. 2012 Project. Deep murky grey dark brown-red, almost purple tints. Initial head fades out but the sides stay bubble thanks to the lively carbonation bubbles ever-rising. Sort of harsh acetone-vinegar sourness. Some pleasant sour cherry tones. Leathery bourbon caramel...mild, but adds some nice depth. No finesse in the sour, just hits you over the head. This beer is probably best in 5 oz samples...in no way sessionable, sort of a task, albeit an enjoyable task, to drink. A great concept, Cascade just doesn’t succeed in subtlety.
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown, pretty dark. Tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and sourness. Hint of cherry too. Don’t get bourbon barrel, but sour. Taste is tart, feel it in my jowels. Lots if tart cherries, abv is well hidden. Get some sweetness in the taste too. Really nice balance of sour and sweet.
DrewFace (724) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Dark brown pour with light brown creamy lasting head. Big sour, acidic, cherry, oaky, vanilla aroma. Sour, tart, lots of cherry notes, light roasty malt character, more of the barrel ones through here too. Tasty, well balanced, nice.
78samh (121) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red brown pour at Cascade barrel house. Aroma of sour cherries. Taste is tart and acidic. Very tasty!
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml - 2012 vintage) Dark copper pour with a thin tan head. Sour and tart funk in the aroma with a hint of cherries and sweetness. Nice sour and tart flavor at the start that gives way to a sweet fruity and cherry middle and you can definitely get hints of the barrel. Not so sour that it overpowers and really does well with the sweetness.
Tonkun (767) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery. Dark reddish brown pour. Port wine, cherries, leather, oak, caramel. Medium to full body. Well balanced where it is not too oaky and you can actually feel the cherries and other fruit. Very nice
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with a tannish head. The aroma has rich cherries, dark caramel, oak, pie filling, oak, pedio / lactic sourness and quick rich and malty. It has a full smooth rich body with really soft carbonation. The flavor begins with rich berries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, tobacco, dark fruits, berries, toffee and caramel. The finish has lots of malt, barrel and fruit. Really nice.
Daniel719 (122) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very nice dark red. Smell is all bourbon and cherries. A tiny hint of oak. Pretty awesome. Taste is pretty tart. Bourbon mostly in the front and back end. Just enough cherry. Overall a great beer.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft taster at the brewery. Brown copper color. Aroma of oak bourbon barrel and cherry, with leather. Medium light sourness. Average carbonation. Pretty good.