tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle 2011 Project: Thanks, Doug! Deep, deep mahogany & ruby-tinted body, topped with a slightly creamy, khaki layer of foam on top. Aroma is full of bourbon & barrel vanillin. Tannic, spicy oak with underlying notes of black cherry juice, tangy dark currants, & dates. A hint of roast with apparent bacteria induced sourness. Huge wave of dates, currants, & generic dark fruit on the palate; very deep, sweet, & cascaded with a large whiskey overlay. Big barrel presence; spicy oak, tannins, bourbon, & a large vanilla aspect. Warm, making my stomach fuzzy. Light black cherry skin tartness mid-palate; even though this is a sour ale, the sourness is tertiary to the sweetness & the booze. Can’t blame them at 12% ABV. I don’t typically love boozy "sour/wild" ales but this was pretty well done. Not my favorite Cascade, but an interesting "slow supper sour" hybrid. Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2014
Wow this is 12% and it goes down way too easy. Roasty cherry leather vanilla and balsamic. The typical lactic tartness of a cascade with a marachino cherry, and woody tannic tartness that i dig. ineedbeer (2229) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2011 Project 750mL bottle.
Aroma has a light acidity with a moderate dark fruit character with notes of cherries, berries, plums and prunes. Medium light oak note. Some residual notes from the malt, mostly toasted bread, toffee and caramel.
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edges where it disappears. No lacing and sheets of alcohol.
Flavor is fairly tart with a moderate fruit presence of cherry, berry, prune and raisin. Some residual malt notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Medium oak notes and low bitterness. Moderate spice note that works well with the beer - cloves, allspice and other fall spices. Light alcohol spice in the finish that is hidden by the acidity and spices. Some sweetness upfront.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low to medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright beer with a clear sourness. The spices work well with the beer, but I think I might enjoy it more without the spices. As I have said in other reviews, I am not a big fan of dark sour beers (though I seem to continue to buy them). Interesting, but not one of my favorites. Tukten (5) - Ken Caryl, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
Amazing sour Porter with wood and fruit flavors. Similar to Russian River Consecration which is also amazing. Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
I was lusting after this beer for a while. Being a microbiologist I simply had to have this beer, clearly named after the bubonic plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. One of the most complex Cascade sours I have tasted so far. Brown pour with a tan head. Slight bourbon nose and lots of sour notes (acetic and lactic). Some sweet malt moves quickly to very sour, fading into a nice sour bourbon finish. Well done, Cascade!
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2014
on draft at EBF, another stellar beer from cascade. Sweet rich flavors are attacked by a piercing tartness. The barrel blends it all together into great complexity. Amazing stuff. Gerbeer (3891) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a dark brown with no head.
Aromas and flavours of dark fruit and balsamic vinegar. dogfish120love (1339) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a thin dark brown with a thin lacing. Notes Iof oak,vineager and chocolate Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Medium brown pour. Aroma is mild sour like sweet tarts. Pretty sweet with minor sour flavor. Good but expensive. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Awesome sour ale, 12%, on tap at portland brewery, bourbon barrel aged awesome