DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/25/15] Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. Nice red color. Aroma of lacto, bourbon, vanilla, fruits. Sour flavor with vanilla, wood, fruits. Medium-bodied.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample draft at Hunahpu day 2015. Maraschino cherries with bourbon and lactic sour notes. Awesome.
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connor0415 (65) - - MAR 13, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a redish copper color with lots of sediment and small bubbles floating around. No head retention at all, resembles a Manhattan very well. Smells like oak, vanilla, sour cherries, vinegar and a bit of char. Maraschino cherries are the first thing on the tongue, followed by a good bit of vinegar sourness and bourbon vanilla sweetness. The finish is a mix of dry tart cherries and a very mild bourbon barrel heat. It is very dry, little champagne like bubbles to it, that leaves a bit of sweetness lingering on the palate. This beer was amazing, a great mix of sweet and sour, fruit and whiskey. The abv was hidden well and the beer was executed to perfection
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy orange, nice white head. Aroma of bourbon and tart berries, flavor of citrus, berries, honey and pear.
andrewje41 (2398) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle poured and shared. Much thanks to Erika. Pours A dark, thick, cloudy amber color with a quick fading head. Huge cherry pie aroma. Very nice. Flavor is very intense sour cherry flavor. Liquid cherry pie. Huge pucker on this one. Another incredible beer from these guys. Loved it.
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Colour is deep dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, wood, some sweetness, some bourbon and tartness. Could be softer.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Sour Sunday 2015.
Reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, apricot and some very light notes of bourbon. Similar taste. Vinous and with a sour finish. Well hidden alcohol in this one.
czar (6948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at a tasting by tom10101, thanks bro! pours unclear dark golden orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. carribean rum and fragrant vanilla, tart if not sour cherries and/or miscellaneous fruits - red grapes perhaps; grapefruit puckering citric acidity - medium to high in fact. average carbonation, medium body, puckering sour citric and very astringent herbal-spicy finish. average american fruit sour, i.e. over the hill. o-k.
mathieuc (2958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear salmon pink with a small white rim for a head that doesn’t stay up for too long and leaves zero lacing. Nose is of cherries and just fruity overall. Taste is quite acid and alcohol shows a little (I would never have guess it was 11+%, though). A boozy fruity vinegar. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Overall an OK concoction but I’m growing tired of the bracingly acid Cascade sours.
tom10101 (4790) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Garde++ tasting.
Appearance: Slightly hazy pinkish-amber with a small white head.
Aroma: Cherries, brettanomyces, oak, bourbon, cough syrup, vanilla and almonds.
Taste: Quite acetic with sour cherries, brettanomyces, bourbon, oak and vanilla.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry puckering finish.
Overall: The aroma is super complex and really enticing, but the acetic presence is just too heavy bear and really hinder the drinkability. Alcohol is well hidden. Interesting.