zizzybalubba (1479) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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).
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MacBoost (1353) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jcartamdg (2049) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a hazy dark brown with no head, aroma of vinegar, sour cherries, oak and red wine. taste is sour, cherries, redwine, oak and alcohol. very sour, almost hard to drink, gets better as it warms. a lot more complex as it warms. not bad
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. What better way to celebrate a fun winter mountain bike ride with a Cascade sour. Pours a nice reddish brown color with a light tan head. Nice tart cherry aroma, I know it’s aged with grape but I get a much more cherry note. Medium/light mouthfeel. Complex; fruity, tart, and a touch bit earthy, all culiminate to be pretty well balanced. Not overly sour but sour enough. Really enjoyed this one.
jtclockwork (8774) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with brown head. Nose and taste of cherry vinegar, wine barrel, grapes, oak, port, cocoa, caramel and sour funk. Medium body. Acidic.
merc7186 (2200) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Cabarenet, Red Grapes, Red Plums
Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Red Grapes, Red Plums, Cabarenet
Mouthfeel; Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Dry
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out a nice reddish hued brown color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of sweet/sour cherries, oak, funk, dried fruits and light vinegar. Taste is complex, tart/lightly sweet cherries, oak, vinegar, light funky basement must, rich leathery earthy notes, some lingering funky/tart/acidic notes that hang around with some sweetness that creeps in also. What a sour should taste like.
Beerman6686 (4591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a semi murky Ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was of red wine, dark fruits, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor was a great blend of grape tannins and mild funk, followed but deep cherry and plum notes. Definitely my favorite cascade sour.