superspak (5603) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017 mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with red hue, decent off- white head which settles. Aroma is tart cherry, lemon, lots of oak, hint of bourbon. Taste is sour cherry and funk, vinegar with nice oak and vanilla in the finish. Great palate. One of the best sours I’ve had.
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 (2842) - 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 (3418) - 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 (5840) - 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 (1007) - 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 (4200) - 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 (2539) - 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 (2692) - 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 (11408) - 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 (10005) - 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.