Theydon_Bois (6486) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Kernel, huge thanks to Paul my favourite person from BrackBristol, 09/11/13.
Murky orange amber with a moderate light beige covering, carbonation evident as bubbles dance atop the glass.
Nose is smoke cherry dipped straw, light medicinals/TCP, dank straw, earthy, light dry rot notes, tarte fruit skins, barnyard, light booze waft but not 11%+ !
Taste comprises burnt straw, light smoke, tarte cherry skins, cherry sherbet, earthy.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light oaky cherry dankness and a lick of booze as the garage door pulls shut.
Very decent sour, the 11% is epxertly integrated, youíd think you were on a 7 or 8% offering. Top stuff!
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at The Kernel, London - many thanks to Paul U. Pours hazy grapefruit pink with a foamy, white head. The nose has dry and funky berries, some cherries. Light to medium sweet flavor, mildly acetic, some cherry pit bitterness, light sour burn, tangy berries. Medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Dry and tangy to finish with more vibrant cherries now. Juicy, lightly jammy. Really good. I found it more drinkable than some of Cascadeís other beastly sours.
EdKing (1707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle care of Paul Unwin. Hazy murky amber, murky bown, white head. Nose is funky, farmyard, sugary, leather, vanilla, very light bourbon whisky, cherry. Mainly sweet but with some light malt vinegar sour . Taste is funky, sour, white sugar, full rich and sour. Strong white sugar sweetness and then vinegar sour. Soft sweet rich and full flavoured. Very good beer.
Scopey (5295) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Paul Unwin. It pours hazy reddish-amber with a small beige head. The nose is sweet-sour, balsamic, bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, cherry skin, damp wood and leaf. The taste is sour, tangy, cherry, moderate acidity, mouth-puckering tartness, sherbet, red grape skin, parma violets, alcohol kick and residual sweetness with a tart finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Strong, but rather tasty. Another good sour from Cascade.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul tasting. My first cascade sour cheers Paul! Hazy pink/red pour with a small white head which quickly disappears. Nose has light sugar, touch of vinegar, lemon, moderate funk, toffee biscuit, vanilla and is a little sulfuric. Taste has an absolute bucket load of sugar in it - enough to make your teeth gritty. Big residual sweetness all around while lemon morange, lemon tart, and candy sugar come out to play. Booze is hidden masterfully. Solid but a bit too sweet and sugar forward for a sour
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 9, 2013 - bottle shared by Paul. Light reddish pour with limited head. Aroma was bourbon and sour cherries. Taste was consistent and very good.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at the Kernel, Paul tasting. Thanks to Paul for this one. Pours a hazy pink with minimal head. Aromas are strong with big funky berries, tart pie cherries, peppery, fruity, mild alcohol, light barrel. Flavors are tart and cleanly acidic, pie cherry, medium acidity. A bit zesty in the finish. Very good albeit a tad sweet.
IluvatarMilan (229) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very nice looking opaque yellow copper beer. Aroma is most excellent: sweet concentrated fruits, some spices, strawberry, caramel. Taste is well-rounded and complex, nice soft bitter hop tones. Aftertaste is remarkably different, some pungent sourness and acidity. Most amazingly though, it doesnít taste in the slightest as if it has 11%+
arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle at Sourfest 2013, clear reddish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of cherry, slight booze, hints of herbal, grass, slight tart fruit, lemon notes, caramel as well, slightly odd. Taste is big sweet cherry, slight toffee, hints of herbal, spice, and lemony notes, finishing sour, slightly sweet. Something in here just didnít work for me.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Darkness Day 2013. Nice sour cherry and bourbon nose. Taste is tart but not overly so. Really good stuff.