MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to hannont!
Opaque red mahogany, small beige head. Nose lemon and a greenish tart cherry note, sour but not entirely ripe. The barrel wood is strong with this one, also some nice marriage between the cherry and port nose. Flavor is a bit more sour, heavily carbonated which drowns out the lighter malt hints. Still heavy cherry and lemon, some sugar lingers through the decent, coating finish. Too fizzy for the relatively simple profile, but the port-cherry marriage, particularly the nose, is a nice element to find here.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from the brewery gave a brown hue with a modest off white head. Deep rich fruit of cherry, raspberry, and plum. Good sour quality and not over powering. Smooth on your palate with medium body. Very good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap this is good stuff. Pours like muddy water with an aroma of sour cherry wood. Flavor is tart cedar and cherry. Lingering and seductive on the tongue. I would drink this everyday.
decaturstevo (5442) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber pour with watery bubbly head and lace. Cherries, oak, and sour aroma. Deep cherry, sour flavor with a nice dry finish. A foamy medium bodied beer. Very nice.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Eric, thanks
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a off-white head
Aroma: Sour fruits, cherries
Taste: Tart fruits, oak, wine
Very nice sour.
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a dark brown color with a medium brown head. The aroma is great; huge woody sour notes come through, yeasty, fruity. The flavor was great; tart, slightly acidic, lots of complex barrel, fruity but not distinctly cherries, fizzy and almost mellow in some senses. Near to a Flemish sour. Very damn good. Cascade has this complex type of brewing down to a art. I wonder how much the port barrel added to it, there was a strong vinous dimension.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Suttree. The star of the show, I have started to move away from sours a little lately, or at least given a preference I go for the lighter gueze end of things instead of these fruitier examples. Still this was good. Hazy red, off white cover. Aroma is sour cherries, woody, funk and tartness are apparent. Taste is fruity, cherry, woody, tart, lots of carbonation.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at LS X. Pours a hazed brown and has a moderate beige head on it. Aroma is tart cherry fruitiness. Has a big, slightly wine-like sour cherry flavor with some dry oak woodiness on the finish. This also has a bit of an herbal flavor somewhere along the line. A delicious fruity sour.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man does Ron ever brew a spectacular beer. It’s hard to describe, and I don’t think I really have the proper vocabulary, because these beers are different from other wilds. Cascade doesn’t use brett and so their beers are more funky than sour, but just superbly blended and ridiculously smooth.
JoeTheYounger (1166) - 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.