Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the SLC holiday tasting
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits and woody
Taste: Malty and tart fruits
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shawn and used to mark his latest milestone to 1700 ratings, congrats buddy! Poured to an absolute beautiful multi-hued appearance going from golden at the bottom to amber in the middle to orange bronze at the top which lead to a long lasting frothy head that provided very good lacework upon my tulip glass.
The nose did not disappoint either with light horsey and hay vapours, Pils and Munich malts, white riesling grapes and cherry pits, slightly minty and oaky, with a slight rustic earthy and minerally background. The flavor profile was twangy and acidic but not as sour as I assumed it would be. Pitty, earthy, woody and very minerally undertones supported by grape and cherry overtones. It is actually quite amazing that a "quad" could be this well attenuated, okay there is still some sugary notes left behind but nothing that some more aging should not be able to cure. The mouth feel is lively and quite refreshing with just a hint of tannins but it is a tad too boozy and brash at itís young age. As this ages it will really take off but for now still a very solid sour ale and my favorite so far from Cascade. (Yes, I have a couple backlogged ratings to summit)
SrSilligoose (3119) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rating 1700!!!!!!! bottle. pours a bright golden orange with a light fluffy white head. bright white wine grapes, bright lemony yogurt sourness. a light fruity earthy note with the lemony milky sourness reminds me of the NG gueuze. but liked this a lot better, actually. much brighter. sharp. clean. taste is toasty, sweet flory lemon, herbal, earthy milk sourness. leaves a toasted coconut, bready booze and lemon note on the tongue. decent balance for a big sour beer. mostly great, but didnít particularly care for a light toasted melon note that lingered after each sip. another winner from cascade.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Max Daddy at Paulís tasting. Pours hazy gold. Nose and taste of wood barrel and tart fruits. Lightly acidic, but very tart.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazed golden with a thinning white head. Aroma is spicy acetic acid, but not over the top- olive brine, white grape skin, still some light sweet malts and fruity esters, horse funk and oaky bourbon barrel. Flavor of barrle, vanilla, oak, bourbon, toast, light sugar, some funky brett and acetic acid vinegar like, light malt sweetness in the middle, more tannic grapeskin in the end and a tart finish. Pretty good. Seems these sour beers are getting a bit better the more I try the new ones from Cascade.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting courtesy of Max. Pours a hazed golden orange with a thin white head. Big funky sourness, acid and barnyard on the nose. Medium bodied, smooth, sweet and toast. Toast, funk, sour acid. Nice vinegar notes, spicy, with toast and bright spicy acid on the finish.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Barrel House. Pours a hazy dark yellow/orange with an inch of white foam. This brew smelled pretty damn inviting, with hints of grapes, apple, oak, bourbon and light vanilla. Upfront the taste of this beer was grapefruit, followed by oak, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of a vinous note. Maybe even a slight bit of funkiness in there as well. Complex and delicious brew, one of my favorites at the Barrel House.
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Maltzillaís All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brownish yellow color with off white head. Fruity aroma with some oak and bourbon. Sour apple/pear flavor with some oak, bourbon and some vinous notes. Medium body with average carbonation.
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Bottle shared by Diego. Can you say Yellowbus?? The nose was almost spot on. Fantastic taste that again was eerily similar to YB. However instead of that world renown peach flavor, Vlad has wonderful white nectarine, orange, and grape notes.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade Vlad the Impaler. 750ml bottle shared by and courtesy of Sean... Pours a medium apple cider brown with a medium frothy head ... Acidic lemony light funkiness with moderate degrees of acetone... Flavors are much of the same sour tart upfront without any acetone as opposed to the plague. More enjoyable for sure. WIll need to rerate as these notes obviously suck. 8/4/8/3/15