maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Aromas of sour pickled fruit and rotting berries. Muddy reddish-brown color, flat, some good lacing. Very sharp initial, dark fruit; peppery mid palate with some acidity coming out; tart and lingering tongue cleaning finish. Thin-medium body. Very nice, in its own way. Doesnít have the big sour kick that so many of the others have.
Bacterial (474) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Cascade Barrel House. Nice sour, not overbearing or too bold in any way. Really nice balance.
madvike (2128) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Barrel House - Pours red and dark brown with a tan ring of head. Nose is ripe berries, really malty nose, light tartness, and nice caramel. Taste is lots of the same flavors--smooth berry and vanilla with citrus rind finish, with medium tartness. Big and carbonated with a big fluffy body.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Barrel House. Deep crimson with brown, lace. Nose of cherry, yogurt, acid, light vinegar, berry. Nicely sour flavor, vinegar, cherry, canít really find the elderberry (what do they taste like anyway?). Good, though not as great as many of the others.
bhensonb (9096) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Barrel House. Pours ruddy and plummy with an off-white head. Elderberry aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is darkly sour with red/elderberry flavor. The flavor is a bit mixed with fruit and something wood or similar. Quite nice.
mcberko (4147) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cascade Brewing, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of berries and sour fruits - not much else. Flavour of sour / tart berries, slight sweetness to balance. Nothing that standout-ish here, but itís well-made. Lingering tartness. Decent.
JPDurden24 (1119) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber and red pour with a small white head. Wine aroma with plenty of dark fruits and the taste is just as good with some tart blackberries and a nicey fruity finish. Very good.
JohnnyJ (3571) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Stone Sour Ale Fest 2012. Clear dark ruby color, with a small off white head. Sweet fruit, berry, vinegar, tart acidity, wood, hints of elderberry, vinous, and barrel character. This one was well balanced, fruity, oak, and enough - but not too much sourness. Might be my favorite Cascade of the day.
dfinney23 (1046) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with little head. Elderberry is very subtle -- never would have guessed it if that wasnít what it was called -- but itís still very nice.
womencantsail (7106) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish in color with small head to it. I donít get all that much elderberry, but there is some grape and nondescript berry aroma to it. Lightly floral with plenty of wood and acidity. The flavor is lightly acetic, but still maintains a good lactic character as well. Plenty of fruit, some spicy wood, light tannins, and a bit of booze. Really different.