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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
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Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. Itís a blend of Blond Quad aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on 150 pounds of sour pie cherries for five months before additionally aging on apricot noyaux for three months. Aromas of cherries, Bourbon, sweet candy and hints of spice are noticed up front. Tart cherry skins and Maraschino cherries on the palate lead to a dance of rich cherry notes that are followed by slight Bourbon sweetness. Much like the process to make fission, the steps involved here are greater than the sum of their parts. What isnít a secret? At 11.32% ABV, youíre going to need a designated driver


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2011 Project
Tasted on 10/13/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at the Cascade Barrel House. Pours clear amber/orange with a thick beige head that recedes fairly quickly to no lace whatsoever. The nose is dominated by cherry and oak with some baking spice and a bit of almondy marzipan. The flavor is very sour with the cherries and citrus balanced by some oak, malt, and marzipan sweetness, and an interesting quad-like back end. The body is fairly full with sticky tannin, average, fizzy carbonation, and a very long cherry, oak, lightly spiced finish with the higher alcohol starting to show through a bit.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4825) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle at Stone Oakquinox. Amber red pour, with an off white head. Maraschino cherries, sour fruit, vanilla, berries, oak, mild bourbon, vinegar, and a bit boozy. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3276) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap at cascade barrel house. Pours out amber ruby with almost pink head. Nose berries coconut tons of vanilla. Taste is more of the heavy vanilla and a nice fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Rosy red-brown, white cream. Deep brandy fruit, a sharp sour, good alcohol burn. Round body, a little unpleasant. Waxy-leather finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a thin head on a hazy medium straw body. The aroma is fruity. The taste is lots of sour fruit... cranberry. The texture is crisp. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (960) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Sample draft at Hunahpu day 2015. Maraschino cherries with bourbon and lactic sour notes. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
connor0415 (47) - - MAR 13, 2015
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Ruddy orange, nice white head. Aroma of bourbon and tart berries, flavor of citrus, berries, honey and pear.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
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.


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