djd07 (16298) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2016
On tap at Hunah Day. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, funk, spice. Medium body, cherry skin, vinegar, leather, oak tannins, nice tartness, really enjoyed this. luttonm (6963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Cascade Barrel House, Portland. Still, red-tinged cola. Super rich. Rich sour bourbon syrup. Cherry mellows the bourbonic. Tasty vanilla richness, tart cherry. Tasty beer. Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample at the Barrel House. Cloudy ruddy-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, black cherry, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and cherry aftertaste. Good beer all around. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Live barrel pour on tap at the Cascade Barrelhouse (Portland, OR). Exciting find. Pours a deeper brownish red ruby hue. Darker middle, murky rusty brown glow with some gentle carmelized toasty reddish glow onto the edges. Frothy tannish head atop shows a mellow ringer and faint skant layer with ok lacing. Aromas are tart cherries and toast, a middling lactic appeal grows, some firmer punchy lactic life is lemon, dark fruit and black cherry sourness, yogurt and earth, a bit of cocoa and tobacco. Jabs of bourbon barrel, tannic oak. Initial is fuzzy and sour, potent sour black and red cherries, a bit of cranberry, raspberry and growing firm lactic appeal proves this the most sour offering on the day. Earth, toast, firmer oak and gentle spirit barrel, vanillin elements incorporate well enough. A bit toasty, bitter and roasty with some Balsamic play. Nothing acidic but a potent sourness cuts through the firmer base welll, a touch thinned and firmly sour. Lemon, sour cherries and earth meet twangy yogurt, toast and warming barrel presence. Finish offers fuzzy lactic sourness, some toast, residual vanillin and spirit barrel with more cherryskin, seedy fruit and a bit of Bourbon flavor and toasty appeal. Wild stuff, the cherries really elevate it while offering a more potent lactic acidity more found in many of the classic bottle offerings. Jabs of tannic cherry, a bit of fruit, firmer sourness and mellow toasty, subtle to middling barrel trail out. Tasty stuff, potent dark fruit and cherry sour nose with barrel compliments, pretty pour and a beer that delivers good sourness, complexity and a flavorful and drinkable experience with a more hideable ABV tag. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
On draft at Hunahpu day 2015. Pours a stout brown with a thin tan head. Nose is some chocolate, some leather, vinegar, tartness, a ton of cherry, and some dates. Flavor is similar with chocolate, leather, lots of cherry, sour cherries, vinegar, lots of bourbon, spice, and love. Another sour bruiser from Cascade.
j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2015. Pours a hazed brown with a thin tan head. Bourbon, cherries, wood on the nose. Big with some acid, cherry, wood. Long raisin and tannins. Chewy roast, acid, wood, cherry. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
EBF. Pours a dark brown with no head and no lacing. Nose is of cherry, cough syrup and bourbon. Taste is intensely sour (classic Cascade) with some fruits soak in bourbon and a lot of vinegar. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. Overall I thought it was OK but still a little harsh. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Ruby darkish brown with a beige head. Aroma is cherry, chocolate, dates, brown sugar, sour plums. Full bodied, fruity on the palate with a slightly dry finish. Taste is cherry, cocoa powder, fig, plums, dates, oak. Delicious czar (9610) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
sample @ EBF 2015. milky dark brown orange without a head, or any lacing. bourbon and cherries - separately; cascade signature - cherry lemony citric - kind of puckering; sweet brown malts, some bugs - no funk really, loads of spices along warming alcohol notes. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily and thick, boozy tingling and spicy finish. unbalanced and aggressive offering. blah. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
EBF Boston mars 2015. Un liquide brun passablement foncé. Un nez de fruits secs, de balsamique, de bois et de bourbon (léger). La bouche est de texture moyenne avec des saveurs sauvages de vielle brune des Flandres avec des notes fruitées et boisées.