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.
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy burnt ruby. Aroma of wood, sour cherry, massive port presence, prune, earthiness, grape skin. Taste is sour, with a balancing sweetness. Palate is crisp, muddled stickiness, late chewiness, medium-high carbonation, dry finish.
CapFlu (4719) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin, quick dissipating off-white creamy head atop a deep ruby body. Sour cherry nose, tart cranberries. Minor balsamic. Purchased at Metro Liquors for $37.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Hazed brown, cream ring. Tart fruit cake, syrup sweet aroma. Robust tart, complex fig, leather and red fruit. Very tannic. Tart sour cherry. Lovely.
JulienHuxley (3936) - 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 (459) - 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 (7623) - 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 (2824) - 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 (1213) - 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 (3517) - Oulu, 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 (1446) - 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.