KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
Draught at the Barrel House. Brilliant crimson with a fine head. Cherry, root beer, chocolate, vanilla and cream nose. Flavors of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg, cherries, and port. Amazing. All kinds of stuff going on. Rich, smooth, brilliant. Best of a night of great beers.
maekchu (3947) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2012
Draught at Cascade Brewing Barrel House. Beautiful aromas of mild coffee, oak-aged fruit, and vanilla. Clear ruby-tinted brown, flat. Deep mellow fruitiness in initial; some heat emerges in mid palate and mild dark fruit flavor begin rising; finish is fine, rich, and smooth, like a dessert wine. Medium body. A winner. The aging has mellowed the sourness and created a rich, pleasing fullness. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep amber pour with a surprisingly persistent head. Lots of vanilla aroma adds a bit of vineousness as does the sort of toasted barrel flavour. Leather and dry tobacco that add a lot of interest as well. Awesome stuff.
Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
Poured from tap into a snifter at the tap room in Portland. Pours a dark amber color with a small head.
Very much in a Flemish red style with aromas of tart raspberries, sour cherries, leather, and some red fruits.
Smooth and silky medium body with a nice acidic tart streak to it. Well balanced flavors of leather, sour cherries, some sherry flavors and a touch of candy.
The candy and sherry flavors threw me off a slight bit. The sourness wasn’t too much compared to the sang noir. A real quality oud bruin. Not all too surprising that cascade would do a great job. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Dark garnet. No head. Deep, sweet fruit layered under a crisp tart note. Oak, brown sugar, and port wine under dark cherries and barnyard funk. Really tasty!
luttonm (6484) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Cascade night at Urban Family. This was the hit of the night amongst our friends. Darkest ruby brown, sweet tobacco leather nose, vanilla extract and alc bite. smoky malt over building sour. Leather, tart cherry, port, fruit brandy. Awesome ruddy dark beer with nice sour bite. Interesting, super tasty and well put together. dfinney23 (3362) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Dark amber with a dense creamy head. Aroma of oak and cherry. Taste had excellent sweet/sour balance. Delish! JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Dark amber pour with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity and some oak is present. I definitely get some candy sweetness in the taste to go along with a nice tart raspberry. Very good. Bacterial (3005) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On tap at Cascade Barrel House. Smoke, toffee and oak in the nose. Tart, wood, and yummy. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours light brown with small head and a complex enticing aroma. Taste is tart but with light notes of barrel, malt, spice and more. Not as nice as the Bcp brew but close. Very nice.