BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 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. Low tannin.
RumRunner101 (643) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess Iím the odd man out with this one. I felt like it didnít work out all that well. It had a nice cherry tartness with interesting complexity, but the bourbon barrels added a smoky sweetness that made it a little weird. Still super cool to try.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Andre always has the hookup on the Cascade sours.
Hazy brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of bourbon whiskey notes with some nice cherry, apricot and vanilla notes. The flavor is equally impressive. There is a ton of maple and bourbon in the flavor up front, which is complimented by some juicy, tart cherries, apricots, vanilla and oak. There is some light tartness in the flavor, which comes out more about 30 minutes after the beer was opened. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink. Great beer overall.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has bourbon, cherries, and tart fruits. Flavour brings out pungent cherries, followed by bourbon barrels, almost a hint of rum, and medium tartness. Very complex. The bourbon wonderfully accentuates the cherries. ABV isnít noticeable at all. Great stuff.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jlruthven...thanks Josh! - Pours rosy amber with a thin white head. Nose is dark sweet cherries and a bit of booziness. Taste is more cherries, deep and rich, with a bit of whiskey sweetness and a finish that tastes like bitters. Thin and fluffy in the mouth. Very tasty!
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle corked and caged, aromas of funk, bourbon, light cherries, and some earth. Flavors are the same with light sourness in the aftertaste, thirst quenching.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle sampled at a tasting. 2011 project. Pours a mostly clear reddish-amber color with a tinted ring for a head. Aroma is more sour, with tart cherries, lemon, oak, vanilla, and funk. The flavor is almost all sweet cherry. Some vanilla, cream, and funk, but mostly sweet cherry. Fruit punch. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a vinous, funky mouthfeel. Really unique. Hope you like cherries.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Slightly hazy reddish copper with a thin bubbly white head. Nose has some sour apricots and sour raspberries with a slight touch of that same plastic used on computer chips. Taste starts fruity and acidic, then gets bitter and a little boozy and cloying. Lasting funky yeastiness. Doesnít really all fit together.
NielsenRatings (8110) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Avery Sour Fest 2013. Pours a bit hazy red violet appearance with an off white head. Tart pie cherry, tangy herbal aroma. A bit herbal, slightly floral, very sour pie cherry/berry fruity, lightly woody flavor with some acid on the finish.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cherry, whiskey, vanilla and oak. Palae was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cinnamon, toffee, whiskey, oak and light cherry with a crisp dry lingering cinnamon finish.