jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012superspak (5510) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle pour at blind tiger with streets and Brendan. Pours a deep hazy red with no head, light lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, sour wood, and nice acidity. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated and tart with notes of slightly mouth-puckering fruits, sour cherry, light white grapes and oak. Very, very nice.
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage bottling, 9.9%. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/light brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge sweet/sour/tangy cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, and bread; with light notes of leathery funk, red wine vinegar, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with amazing balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sweet/sour/tangy cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, and bread; with light notes of leathery funk, red wine vinegar, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness; light yeast/oak spiciness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of sweet/sour cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness balance, and minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is amazing. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.9%. Overall this is an insane fruited Flanders red ale style! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the balanced lactic/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced complexity from all flavors. A highly amazing offering, and world class fruited sour ale. One of the best I’ve ever had. rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Thanks Danny! Super tart and boozy sour red. A beer drinkers beer - sour with high abv. Anyways, it was nicely balanced for extreme tastes. Great stuff! dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Tart raspberry aroma with sudsy off white head. Puckeringly tart raspberry like woody aroma.
Notes: 2015 vintage, on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17 Cybercat (5743) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a serviceable buff head. Aroma offers a sharp note of tart fruit plus a little toasted malt. Flavor features tart, tart fruit - stone fruit and pomme - and just a hint of malt. Mouthfeel delivers firm body and peppy fizz. Black blood indeed. heman (958) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Aromat intensywny, owocowy, nuty czerwonych, przejrzałych czereśni, nuty śliwek z niuansami wanilii w tle.
W smaku wysoka kwaśność, czereśnie, śliwki, w tle niuanse karmelowe i czerwonego wina. Posmak wanilii i cierpkość drewna. Bardzo złożone.
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2017
750 ml bottle from Tavour. Nose is red wine, light vanilla, and bourbon. Clear rusty red with a medium lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is moderately tart with a hint of bourbon and vanilla. ciocanelu (2464) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 10, 2017
Murky dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has balsamic vinegar, plums, tart fruits, some caramel malt in the background. Taste is sour up-front, acetic and astringent, some wood notes and the wine also comes through. Medium body and carbonation, quite dry and acidic. A great flanders style ale with complex flavors. mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Notes of dark cherries, apple vinegar, nice oak notes, light vanilla, more cherries. Very acidic, medium tart and quite complex. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Wood, fresh hay, tart cherry, and caramel malt aroma. Brown with small head. Moderately sweet cherry, caramel and moderately bitter/astringent hay/wood flavor. Nice body and balance. Very nice. JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2017
No head, brown-red clear beer. Fruity nose, dark fruit, plums, alcohol. Speculoos , dark fruit flavours, but sour, acidic, as seemingly all Cascade products. Acidthinning and -burn. Certainly not the worst Cascade, not the best either.