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style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour porter blend aged in bourbon barrels.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
750, corked and baled. Pours nearly black with a tightly bubbled surging tan head. Big sharp bourbony nose with roasty malt character and tons of vinegary lacto. What a fantastic combination. This is definitely a sum of its parts effort, as is the mid-palate. Some things play well together, some things dont, and then some things just crystallize perfectly into an ideal amalgamation and really jump out at you. This is one of the latter. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, roasty, vinegary, bourbony, and theres no real reason why these things should work together as well as they do. But they do. Long tart lactic finish. Very satisfying and skillfully executed beer. Hugely ambitious concept and the results really shine--as always with Cascade, the bottles really dazzle too. Doesnt show the booze. Until you stand up. Then you show the booze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle provided by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Poured a really nice brown color with a tiny tan head. Aroma was sour notes, a touch of vanilla. Flavor was vanilla oak, with some bourbon and a touch of sour notes to it. A nice melding between a sour and a bourbon barrel aged ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7570) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle, 2011 project. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, roast, lemon, cherry. Flavor is, whoah, some sweetness, light tart, light funk, cherries, Manhattan, vanilla, toffee. Whoah. Medium body. Me likes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2014
750mL bottle, 2009 vintage. Opened with a loud pop, and it gushed a bit.. poured medium-deep brown with a tall beige head that fizzled down quickly. The aroma picked up sour oak, bourbon, and leathery notes over sour coffee and licorice notes.. sweet roast came through in a nice way.. spicy on the back of the nose with more bourbon barrel. The flavor found tart oak, lightly metallic barrel, and some tannins on the tip of the tongue, with sweet, roasty black malt and vanilla following.. tasty bourbon and lactic notes laced throughout.. finished with great balance between the porter and the barrel.. and some belly warmth. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation.. moderate-plus overall sourness, and it was always in balance.. really tasty stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (7239) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at the Barrel House
Dark brown with a small beige and good lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
Nice and tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 750ml bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet toasty malty nose with some black cherries and bourbon oak. Starts with good effervescence and toasty malty sweetness with good tart balance and bourbon complexity before a drier a bittersweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7123) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
(backlog) RBSG 11 GT Bottle.(these notes are not getting neater) Brown pour with tan head. Sharp tart tones, oak, bourbon, sour porter tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7096) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml bottle mail ordered from the brewery. Pours a very dark blackish brown hue, near opaque overall, some brownish edges with a big tan cakey head that dies to a moderate size, laces small. Aromas area nice dose of roasted malts and coffee, followed up by lactic acid and wet oak, bigger red wine tannins and flourishes of Bourbon spirit, grapes and sour lemons and plums, cherries. Roast throws some nice notes, light vanilla spice and faint cinnamon really makes it welcoming, complex. I get more red wine and then the vanilla really starts to assert itself as it warms a bit more. Initial is doses of vanilla and red wine, sour lactic acid, sour red cherries and grapes, some lingering roast sticks through, touches of more wet oak and bourbon spirit. Touches of cinnamon, red wine tannins grow a bit more as it warms. Some more sourness, as it swoops into vanilla and a dryness in the finish. Certainly, a very interesting and complex beer. The sourness and oak, lactic acid and moderate to lighter sour is compelling, the vanilla gets a bit cloying on the backend, covers up lingering roast a bit more than Id like. But the oak and sourness really are nice, a more feeling red wine, but Bourbon definitely creeps in. This is a complex beer, fruity and sour, good oak presence, roast and spices of vanilla and slight cinnamon play well, but in my opinion muddle the roast/sour synergy. Very nice beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7030) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2016
At Borefts 2016. thnx for sharing,everyone ! Pours black, smell is sweet, bit bourbon, OK. Taste is sharp, sour/sweet, roasty malts. Almost like a cherry aspect. OK, which is surprising for a sour stout, yet I still dont get the fuzz and dont think the combo is a nice thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
#2299, GABF 2010. like all their beers, this one just didnt agree with me like rest. sour & bourbon driven aroma. gathering grape juice, bourbon & tons of sour tartness. sort of a strange combo, IMO . OK but sort of jumbled flavor but it appears I may be the one off with this


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