DocLock (11236) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
750 cc from WH PM. Magenta pour with fizzy pink head. Nose is earthy, tart blackberry. Tastes very tart, with fresh blackberry flavor. Complex and champagney mouthfeel. Outstanding. 50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a purplish tint. Kaki head. Big blackberry aromas. Tart blackberry notes. Average body and mouthfeel. A bit pedestrian from Cascade. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
A: Deep Purple Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Cabernet, Mild Blackberry
T: Cabernet, Blackberry
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying
Overall, this beer held up pretty well for its age but definitely not a sour, had nice red wine taste and feel. alexsdad06 (11394) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours brown with some purple highlights and a medium sized beige head. The aroma was blackberry fruit goodness, lightly tart with some light woody notes. The flavor is much of the same; good blackberry fruit, mild tart, light acidity with a hint of wood. This drinks more like a fruit beer and less like a sour. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2007 Bottle. Purplish-red body, thin tan head. Jammy nose of blackberries, cherries, wood, and light lactic acidity. Flavor is similar with lightly sweet blackberries, cherries and musty wood controlling. Medium bodied, with mellow acidity and fairly gentle acidity. Has likely rounded into form with age.
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2007, pours somewhat murky ruby amber with a small sandy head. Aroma brings soft, warm blackberry jam with a soft sweetness. Flavors of berries, subtle with some yeast and a non-puckering tartness. The carbonation has faded for sure but still there to bring a decent body. Huhzubendah (3776) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is murky and dark reddish brown in color. The off white head is small and fleeting, leaving but sparse lacing on the snifter.
The aroma brings some old funk, must, ripe fruit, oak, booze.
Blackberry presence is still there, but is undoubtedly lacking the vibrancy it once possessed. Although a bit past its prime, I am still enjoying this one (quite a bit more than my fellow troublemakers, it seems). A nice tannic quality with an acetic finish.
Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Sufficiently tart.
Overall, a positive experience. I hope Cascade brews this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-22-2012 johnnnniee (4459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from 2008
Pours a deep reddish purple with a huge off white head that slowly recedes to a cap. I can smell the berry aroma as soon as I pop the cap off the top of the bottle. Sweet light sugars with a hint of tart and funk round out the nose quite nicely. Nice fruity tart flavor with a moderate amount of puckering. Sweet stone fruit flavor with a hint of sweet sugary malt and a touch of funk. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a tart puckering mouthfeel. This tastes a lot better than it smells. I actually really enjoyed this beer while watching zombies on the sci fi channel. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 3/11/2011. 2007 750mL bottle served in a pint glass.
My pour looks like blackberry jelly in the glass, that unique blackberry color with a brown tint and a beige foam head.
The aroma is full of blackberries, with light tart acidic notes, and a little bit of vinegar.
The malt backbone has all but disappeared, leaving a lot of fruit in its place. The blackberries impart a pleasantly sour flavor with some nice dry oak and acidic tannins.
The body is definitely on the lighter side of medium. Fully carbonated, this beer starts off crisp, eventually smoothing out with the oaky finish.
I thoroughly enjoyed this; not crazy or overwhelming, but the beer is made to simply let the goodness of the blackberries shine through. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Big thanks to ygtbsm94 for grabbing this bottle for the Cascade tasting. Served in a Cascade Barrel House goblet.
Pours a somewhat-cloudy and murky amber-ruby color with a short off-white head and not much in the way of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some muted blackberry plus a light bit of lactic sourness. Base malt is present and is reminiscent of a Flanders sour beer.
The flavor is also Flanders-esque and has a good bit of acidity. Slightly chewy with some fruit and oxidation notes in the background. Medium body with low carbonation and a slight chewiness. Altogether not a bad beer, though it has not held up all that well.