SrSilligoose (3091) - 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 (6932) - , 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 (2843) - 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 (1825) - 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
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a darker crisp orange gold hue, glowing with good carbonation, aa frothy offwhite head lates small. A touch of lacing. Aromas are tart sour lactic acid, big fruity grapes and apples, sweeter tinged, some citrusy lemon, white wine and vanilla, oaky wet wood. Very fruity white wine and chardonnay, pinot grigio, fuzzy peach and tangerines, apples and pears, a touch of mellow warming bourbon spirit. Sweet mellow, moderate sour tartness, light dusty and barnyard funkiness. A melange of white wine and fruits, some oak. Initial is sweeter honeycrisp apples, citrusy lemon, lactic acid, wet oaky vanilla, touches of honey, breaady malts, faint spiciness. Apple cider, with a tart and sweet battle. Warming, the larger ABV hits as it goes down. Medium bodied, with some bigger flavors. Dry funky brett is smaller, dusty and hay, aand sticks more on the backend, finish lingering side of things. This was nice.. Albeit it a bit sweet and lighter on sourness than Iíd prefer.. Still, it will be nice to revisit this in time as some of that sweetness falls out, hopefully replaced by a more potent sour bite and some more dry funky brett. Overall, young but potential hopefully.. a very big fruity sourness, some light brett.. big warming ABV..
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Someone shared this at the Freetail La Muerta release. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Nose is of tart fruit and vinegar. Taste is of sweet, fermented fruit. Mouthfeel is medium, sweet and tart.