JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Deep red pour with thin white foam. Aroma is intense, very fruity, winey, cherries, lots of grapes, very winey. Taste is winey, nice sourness, light acetic, lactic sourness, oaky, grapes. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation. Nice stuff.
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery’s Raccoon Lodge. Dark, dark red with a one-finger light colored head that dissipates quickly. Light lacing. Aroma and taste of sour cherries and stone fruits. Tart and rich.
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/13/15] Draught sample at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at Public House in San Francisco. Deep red color. Aroma of red wine, grapes, oak, some pedio and a bit of butter. Sour vinous flavor with pedio and grapes. Medium-bodied. Very good.
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un porto auquel on aurait retiré tout le sucre avec l’émergence graduelle du Cabernet Sauvignon. Les tanins sont moelleux, les fruits rouges féroces et l’équilibre rarement aussi réussi pour une Cascade.
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour, small offwhite head. Aroma of dark fruit, cherries and berries, flavor of berries and cherries. Tasty.
VastActiv (4250) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Colour is brown with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, some sweetness, wood, blackcurrants and sourness.
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep reddish brown, short dark tan head of thin bubbles that quickly fades, although apparent carbonation is present. Aroma: fruity, with prominent raspberry and general stone fruit; there is some element of prunes, leather, wood, pipe smoke, and a huge swell of tartness. Taste: smooth balsamic vinegar over leather, raspberry, sour cherry, sweet-tart candies, wet granite, fresh oak, and an undertone of chocolate, specifically tootsie roll. Finish: sharp tartness fades slightly into a pleasant, acidic tang and leathery, woody funk, leaving a refreshed palate. Notes: Very sharp at first, and very sour/tart. Fruity and complex. Had no idea of the high ABV. To make such a big beer so incredibly refreshing and easy drinking is a testament to the brewer’s art here. Well done. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2014.
NeuroPliny (232) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. Poured from a 750cc bottle at Mikkeller bar, SF. Colour is deep clear dark red-mahogany with a pink head. Nose is dark berry, Cabernet Sauvignon, oak, and leather. Flavour is sour grape, grape skin, green apple, dark berry, dark cherry, and hints of earth and dark chocolate. Awesome!
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub - pours dark brown with an amber hue and an off-white head. The aroma is sour with roasty malt, richness and lots of dark fruits. It has a medium / full body that’s crisp with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with lactic and acidic sourness, toasted malt, dark bread and lots of peppery spice. The finish has cinnamon, pepper and lactic sour heavy. There is a bit of the malt on the finish, but mainly just the sourness. Enjoyable.
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours more red than brown with a decent pinkish head. Aroma of tart fruit, grapes, funk, and wood. Taste is tart cherry, grapes, spice, oak, funk, and a bit of vinegar. Excellent.