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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I obtained this bottle in a trade with a great trader @thebeerprophet. Brought this to a bottle share at Proof. Pours a hazy very dark peach color. Good amount of head on the first pour that dissipated fairly quickly. Second pour got more head than the first. Nice medium white collar. Aroma is very earthy/woody and sweet-tart cherry blend. Taste is amazing. Very similar to the aroma, with some of the caramel/wood coming out. Mouthfeel is viscous for a sour; like chewing an overripe marischino cherry. Nice carbonation despite the low head. Pretty thick body. So glad I traded for this to share with good people.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Cascade does it again for me. Just a great huge ABV sour that i didnt realize was this strong. Tons of leather, cherry, walnuts, vanilla, cola,.. Nice tart finish with moderate sweetness and tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle supplied by AdamJackson. Many thanks! To undersized snifter, it pours a hazy orangeade brown with which an off-white ringed head half a finger in length stood. Think lemon tarts, straw, lactose, candied sugar, salted caramel, wildflower honey, vitamins, and oak. Alcohol crept like a motherfucker. A lot going on here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Taste at RBNG. Thanks, Adam! Pours light brown with hardly a bubble. Aroma of dark cherry, leather, vanilla caramel. Very delicious, taste is mostly perfectly tart cherry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Huge thanks again to Adam Jackson, this beer is amazing, lots of tartness with bourbon barrel flavors i really like it. Huge cherry flavors, strong and sharp, good dark fruit bourbon flavors, very nicely made.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours murky red with thin, quickly dissipating head. Aroma if cherry, bourbon, apricot, currants. Taste is very complex with maraschino and sour cherry flavors, apricot, oak, bourbon, vanilla sweetness. Moderately tart. Mouthfeel is more full than most sours. Overall amazing sour. Very under rated. I've had many Cascade sours and this is top 2 for sure. I should have bought another bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - FEB 25, 2014
Reddish, orange tan in color... Aroma of bourbon, cherries, apricot... Flavor is amazingly complex, cherry is extremely prevalent, maraschino variety, bourbon, apricots... Really interesting, enjoyable... Had better from them though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared by jlruthven. Very pleasant cherry. Amber-orange body. Interesting pronounced cherry flavors...almost like Maraschino. Non-traditional, really captures some mixed drink flavors surprisingly. Somewhat boozy, but still really enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Thx gramity! Glorious cascade! Massive sour cherry mess, vinegar, found twigs, pineapple, white vinegar, pear, canít nail the pungent spice but it is all great. Great flavour and zero hint of %, dirty cherry, dirt, funk, light leather, sour greatness!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle to tulip Apricot, cherry, lemon, and spice. Pinkish amber, and a bubbly white head. Taste is tart cherry, bourbon, and lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle - Sour cherries, funky and a bit medicinal. Cloudy orange red with no real head. Light cherry funk, lemon and a bit medicinal. Nice but I like there other stuff a bit better.


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