Mep3222 (288) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vinous aroma with oak and some vanilla. Some fruity esters that I can't nail down, maybe from the wood aging or wine barrels. Definitely can smell the bourbon barrel in the aroma, but it is faint and pleasant. Taste is awesome. Vinous of maybe 6 or 7. Not overpowering. Very balanced. Get the oak flavors and vanilla of the bourbon and some slight sweet that tastes a bit of grape. Possibly from the wine barrels? Slight bitter in the middle and then finishes slight sweet. So much going on with this beer and not one flavor dominates. Great balance. Slightly low carbonation, but very minor. Awesome beer!!! On the verge of a 5.
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HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had it in bottle twice at Pine Box in Seattle. Hands down one of the bets beers I ever tasted, certainly the best sour. Great flavors of subtle oak, tartness and funk. Nice aromas of funk and balsamic vinegar. No alcohol burn, remarkably smooth for such a big beer.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Uber. Pours cloudy, bubbly orange/copper with a nice frothy off-white head. Amazing aroma of sour fruits (apple, cherry, lemon), whiskey, honey, slightly cheesy. Tastes like it smells. Nice tart apple finish with a touch of malt.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy golden orange. Deep layered aromatics of barrel, yeast, and fruit. Medium bodied with tropical, citrus and pit fruits. Hints of bourbon and vinuous texture. Pillow soft in the mouth and a long finish.
50belair (1824) - 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.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Fruity, Vanilla, Bourbon, Candied Orange Peels
T: Cherries, Apple, Bourbon, Red Wine Barrel
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying
Overall, a really special blend between the bourbon barrel and the red wine barrel, but neither taste blend into each other, then there is the fruit flavors...outstanding.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep purply amber. Nose is insane! Dark fruits, raisin, tart fruits, unripe grapes, sweet sugar, fruity esthers, mild grains, lactic sourness, wood, candy sugar, some hints of spice. Flavor is super full bodied candy, sour apple, tart grapes, vinous, red wine characters, wood, soft fig, dates, lactic sourness. This beer is absolutely amazing! I need more.
HonusWagner (1145) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 A good sour beer with a lot of sweeter fruity and sugary flavors that sets it apart from the pack. Lactic tartness is nice and light acetic acid adds a good amount of burn without being too much. Really freaking awesome beer.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense fruity sourness that is immediately checked by rich chewy malt sweetness. Delicious.
wchesser (991) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #500. ’09 bottle. My pick of the night in a sours tasting. Everything is just so well integrated and married so well. Initial nose is some oak and brett and caramel. Nice golden brown with no head or lacing. Full bodied, slightly black peppery with caramel malt and bright, tart lemon finish. Good carbonation making it extra lively. Bourbon slowly unveils itself in an underlying sweetness and more detectable in the nose. Butterscotch coming later with warmth. Alcohol dangerously hidden. Just awesome. My favorite Cascade so far.