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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.87%
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This NW style sour ale was made with various red ales that were aged in oak with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, then blended with red ales that were aged in Port and Pinot Noir barrels.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This is one of numerous sours made by numerous breweries that seems to have some sort of endlessly complicated aging and blending process that leads to something that is not ultimately very special tasting in the long run. It is brown red in color with a little ring of head. It has a quality that I just generally dislike which is that it is both very sour and rather sweet which combined w/ woody notes from the barrel aging process always reminds me quite a lot of drinking barbecue sauce. I really just can’t get into this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Taster from a bottle at RBSG hotel room. Hazy dark red color. Thin off-white ring of head. Smooth, kind of soft crisp, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Bigger sour taste. Light sweet, light spicy wood tannin. Dark fruit, cherry. Light wine character. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
2009 bottle. Dark ruby red pour, sour aroma, oak, tart cherries, and leather. Taste, sour ketchup, leather, funk, dry finish. Solid sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4638) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Courtesy of OHLRangers

Bottle (2009): The aroma consists of cherries, lemon, faint apple, and faint cola. It pours a dark orangish-brown with some transparency when held to the light. It has a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a few stray bubbles. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cherries with a hint of cola. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon and sweet tarts. Overall, super sour without any acetone, so I’m loving this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours maroon. Smell is cherry tart fruit some balanced sweetness smooth. Taste is sour cherry very light vinegar, cranberries. Like visne juice carbonated and a bit more acidic. Very nice.crisp very tasty!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle with thanks to CallMeMickey. Pours a murky purplish hazel with a small kinda fizzy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a ring that laces pretty well. Aroma is very vinous, oaky, tart cherries, red wine. Flavor is quite tart, mouth puckering and during. Tons of oak and vinous qualities here - Pinot is really coming through, grapey, just a touch of musty funk going on. Finish is lingering tart, lemony, vinous. There might be some oaky astringency, but it is honestly hard to tell with all the sourness. This is good, but you had better like sour before you crack this baby

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1396) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2009 bottle purchased at Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub, Portland, OR (9.345% ABV according to the bottle). Muddy reddish-brown pour with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of tart cherries, red wine, and apple cider vinegar. Beautiful sour taste of lemon, pinot noir, and dark fruit rounded with oak and hints of dark chocolate. The sour lingers on the palate long after the initial taste. Even at 5 years this is a stunning beer. (Replaces an earlier review from GABF 2009).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3589) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Poured a darker amber color with aromas of vinous grapes, light wine, some wet wood, and funk. Flavors were a mixture of the aromas, not overly powering wine notes, decent funk and sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BoostIPA (1219) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
2009 project. Original bottling, I presume? Pours a seep red amber with a small head that faded quickly. Aromas of tart red grapes, oak, funk. Flavors of very sour grapes, mossy oak, deep black cherry, white pepper. Dirty and funky but very mature. Well developed. Deep port-like character. Subdued carbonation yet still lively on the tongue. Finishes very dry and mouth puckering. Tasted this side by side with a 2013 consecration and this beer wins, but only barely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7687) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sample from 2009 bottle at Kurtkeller 006: Cascade-tastic 01 on 02/21/2014. Pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Oaky aroma with notes of red wine and cherries. Medium-bodied with a vinous character and notes of red cherries, vanilla and oak. The finish is moderately tart with a cherry wine aftertaste. Good all around.


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