JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Dark reddish brown, with a beige head. Sour fruit, raisin, oak, cherry, grape, and strongly acidic. Pretty good. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Share with friends, thanks Ryan and Max. Batch one Cascade from 2008, first bottle. Pours a deep red to brown with small tan head. Aroma is cherry and wood. Taste was slightly oxidized raisins and oak. Tart and acedic like a lot of Cascade. Nothing special but not sure the age has either helped nor hurt it. Ventanas83 (34) - - FEB 17, 2015
Wonderful sour grape and peach wine aroma. Very cherry wine like flavor with tons if oak and malt supports. Perfect dry palate and carbonation. Light and lively but not American lager type of mouthfeel. More champagne like. Excellent! teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 28, 2013
75cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Paul for this one! Aroma is sour cherry, wood, and earthiness. Palate greets with a nice full feel, supporting the flavors with soft deluxe carbonation. Flavor has strong initial sourness -- a tart cherry sourness – beautifully complemented by woody character and must. Complex and delicious. HonusWagner (2232) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Purchased Charles St. Liquors, had at Joey’s.
Scopey (15885) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
From the brewery that brought you really expressive fruit sours, here comes a reasonably expressive not fruit sour, with interesting red fruit notes and winelike grape tartness. Pretty darn sour. Good, not amazing.
Bottle via trade, shared at my birthday drinks. It pours cloudy mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, hot jam, dark fruit, raisin, bruised cherry, earth, caramel, faint mustiness, coconut and vanilla. The taste is rather mellow, smooth, tart cherry, berry, sherbet, mouth-puckering tartness, green apple, jam, lemon, earth, wood and faint vanilla with a dry, tart finish. Medium+ body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Good depth of flavour, complexity, balance and integration. Rather delicious! jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Cheers to Paul! The pour’s deep red with a small head. the nose is red berry squash. Cranberry bog. Some sweet marzipan. Rotting oak. Some wild bugginess. The taste is red berry. Tannic funk. Tree bark. Earthy roasted nuts. Cocoa and grape. Seemingly incongruous flavors that somehow work very well together. Great vitality, drinks well. Overall, the best Cascade beer I’ve had. Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during Paul’s Birthday Celebration - London. Thanks to the birthday man himself. Pours muddy amber with a creamy tan head. Definite notes of oxidation in the aroma, some toffee, berries, bread, a bit of leather. Light sweet flavor with ripened berries, moderate tartness, some brown bread, brown sugar, more toffee; less oxidation present in the flavor. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, some further tangy berries, bready malts and brown sugar. I like the aged character here. crossovert (14019) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Melange of different awesome shit, the barrels have a ton of presence, typical cascade sourness. johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a clear deep red brown color with a good sized fluffy off white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. The aroma holds lots of dark fruits, I pick up prunes and plums with a light lactic tang thing going on. Sweet and dark sugars round out the malt side of things. The flavor is nice and a bit sweet up front with lots of dark fruits and deep sugars going on. Light lemon and grapefruity tartness mingle with a mild lactic presence. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet tarts mouthfeel going on. Nice beer, lightly tart with lots of sweet juicy fruits still surviving.