thome50 (851) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Sour Fest. Pours a brown with slight khaki/brown head. Aroma is grape and cherry forward with a slight barrel funk. Taste is more grape than cherry for whatever reason. The slight funk is working its way in to the end of the taste as it warms.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sourfest. Pours with a lightly hazed amber-red hued body with a small, off-white ring. Aromas are super acidic, floral, oak, fruity, plum, mild cherry skins. Flavors are fruity and clean, pretty acidic, mildly acetic, fruit, estery and dry. Slightly warming. Cherries. Lower carbonation, puckering, warming.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, cherry, caramel, vinous, and wood. Flavor of pedio, lacto, cherries, and vinous with a dry wood finish.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red pour, minimal head. Tons of red cherries, sweet, lemon acidity, notes of oak, and white vinegar. Fairly strong, but not medicinal. Good.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright red color with little to no head. Very strong cherry aroma, almost a bit of a cherry pie character to it. A moderate tartness, some oak, and maybe a hint of straw. The flavor is similarly simple, but enjoyable. Lots and lots of cherries with a lactic, lemony sourness. Good straw, grass, and wood notes as well.
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Was extremely happy to be amongst the first to sample this at Parkway Tavern-Cascade night in January 2012. Poured a deep red color with crimson hues and a nice white cap
S: You can smell and even feel the acidity on this. Loads of cherries and Earthiness.
T: Big, immediate tartness with sharp acidicty and some unripened cherries, red cherries and a a light addage of a random dark cherry. Big lacto, vinegar and sweetness with some wood and Earthy notes.
M: Medium body, well carbonated and tart as hell
O: If Cascade wanted to create a lockjaw capable brew then they succeeded. Perhaps one of the most acidic and tart Sours by these guys yet.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy ruby with a ring of a head. Character is cherry, cranberry, raspberry, barrely funk, and a super tart finish not betrayed by the berry-heavy nose.
floppydu (7) - USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour with a light white head. Aroma of funky wood cherries. Taste is very sweet and tart up front which turns to a peppercorn like taste that falls into a vinegar finish. Great beer, an interesting sour with many fun peppery acidic notes. I just couldnt have more than one in a single sitting.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House. Pours a dark red color with a medium white head. The aroma is rich woody and vinous notes, very big cherries. The flavor is awesome;heavy cherries, sweet and sour, big vinegar, huge tannins, vinous, grape skins. Awesome,my favorite of the night.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster. On tap at Cascade Brewing Barrel House. Heavy barnyard in the nose. Clear, bright ruby, cherry top, no head. Acid, vinegar, slight underlying touch of sweetness. Some spices, maybe cinnamon. Exceptional acid aftertaste. Light, medium body. Couldn’t be more astringent, really. Very dry. This is certainly a stomach cleanser or perhaps a soul scrubber of a beer.