JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from DA. Poured a brownish red with 1/2 in. brownish white head. Aroma was very tart, fresh cherries, oak, red wine. Taste was super tart yet very tasty, sour, red wine, nice balance between sweetness and tartness. Pallet was medium smooth and frothy. Overall awesome. So glad I got to enjoy this with friends.
Suttree (5388) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red, thin ring of foam. Aroma of...look, just drink this, OK? It’s fabulous, and don’t usually use the word fabulous. I save this for a tasting and instantly regretted having to share as soon as I took a sip. Thanks to grownfool for the trade!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazed brown color with an off-white head. Very nice tart sour aroma with some nice woody notes. Sour fruit flavor with a woody finish. Semi-dry finish. Light-medium bodied.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle opened by WeeHeavySD at paytoplay’s tasting. Deep red color. Lots of acidity: lactic and acetic and probably some malic or citric from the fruit. Combine the acidity with gushing carbonation and high ABV, you have an all-out assault of flavor on your palate. Nice Bretty phenoics as well.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle I got via trade with hannont, shared today with the crew...Pours deep reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet, big and tart...psuedo la folieish. Taste is big tart, very sweet, very rich, and pretty damn unbelievable
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 750ml bottle. Pours a pulpy, dark ruby red color; yellowed off-white head with mild retention and patchy lacing. Lots of fruit leather, red pitty fruits and good amounts of acetic sour character in the aroma; reasonably tart and pitty, but a touch dusty, hints of charred barrel. Medium to full mouthfeel: lots of acetic character, fruit leather, pitty cherries and raspberries; nicely dense tartness, leathery and nicely acidic; still, beyond that pitty fruit character, mostly a core strawberry / cherry presence; light barrel. Lasting, tart finish with lots of red fruits and toastiness.
marcus (7189) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monks Kettle S.F Pours with a massive beige head and an aroma of sour cherries and oak. This is truly a sour ale. There is a hearty sour cherry flavor atop a substantial and tasty malt base. There is hint of port that remains on the palate along with the cherry. A very nice brew.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cascade is so impressive. This beer has the complex sourness that the best beers from Belgium have. It’s amazing. The tart cherry flavor is very nice. Fairly dry and not much sweetness. Yum! Thanks Humulone Red!
Boutip (5024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of oak and slightly sweet cherry with a tart finish is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by oak with some nice cherry notes and some clear tart notes and some balanced acidity with a lingering sweetness which may or may not originate form the port barrel used. Body is quite full with great carbonation. I must admit to being totally shock by the quality of beers form this brewery which I will have to keep seeking again in the future.
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @Pauls Gathering courtesy Vferg-pours a dissipating light tan head and cloudy orange/brown color. Aroma is tart fruit/vinegar, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit/vinegar, medium malt, some spice hops. Medium body. Good effervescence.