jredmond (8325) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2017 wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 10/13/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at the Cascade Barrel House. Pours clear amber/orange with a thick beige head that recedes fairly quickly to no lace whatsoever. The nose is dominated by cherry and oak with some baking spice and a bit of almondy marzipan. The flavor is very sour with the cherries and citrus balanced by some oak, malt, and marzipan sweetness, and an interesting quad-like back end. The body is fairly full with sticky tannin, average, fizzy carbonation, and a very long cherry, oak, lightly spiced finish with the higher alcohol starting to show through a bit.
Draft at Rattle N Hum East with Linh and Ken. Pours a deep red body with light carbonation. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with sour effervescence on the palate and notes of sour cherry, pool toy, tart raspberries and tons of acidity. melush (4222) - SPAIN - AUG 1, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d’Uixo, Spain
Amber colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is malt, cherries, fruits, citrus, spices.
Taste is malt, sweet, cherries, sour, spices.
Medium body, soft carbonation. jake65 (3942) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at RBSG, 2011 vintage. Dark and woody aroma with sweet cherries and some tartness. The sour is mostly prevalent... I think at this age the cherries have faded quite a bit. Still some fruity sweetness, but mostly a sour vibe. Light touches from the bourbon barrel. I?d like to try this again with a more recent vintage. Oakes (17813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2017
Amber, bright. Thin head, this has a woody, slightly phenolic accent. Tart. But with some balsamic character, complex and nuanced.
fonefan (49520) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2017
GuideDogSaint (1580) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 11, 2017
Draught @ 8th. BBF 2016 [ 8th Borefts Beer Festival 2016 ] @ Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
[ As Cascade Manhattan NW ].
Hazy matt medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, tart, cardamom - cinnamon - candy, tart fruit, medicine. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, tart, cardamom - cinnamon - candy, funky, tart fruit - berry ala cherry - apricot - raspberry ! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Sample from a 750ml bottle, 2014 9.6%, at True Bearing Alehouse, Xiamen. Pours pinkish gold with a minimal head. Sour aroma with cherry. Can’t really detect any bourbon but after about 14 samples maybe that’s not surprising. Refreshing. superspak (5669) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2014 vintage bottling, listed at 9.6%. Pours fairly crystal clear medium orange/amber/slight pinkish color with a small dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge sweet/tart/sour cherries, cranberry, strawberry, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, white wine, fruit skin, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, hay, straw, brown sugar, and bread dough; with lighter notes of caramel, leathery/musty funk, pepper, cinnamon, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruit/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, spices, bourbon barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sweet/tart/sour cherries, cranberry, strawberry, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, white wine, fruit skin, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, hay, straw, brown sugar, and bread dough; with lighter notes of caramel, leathery/musty funk, pepper, cinnamon, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness and light-moderate yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, strawberry, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, white wine, fruit skin, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, hay, straw, bread dough, pepper, cinnamon, leathery/musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, spices, bourbon barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/sourness/spiciness balance, and minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from sourness and tannic oak spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.6%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour/wild ale. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, spices, bourbon barrel, and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the balanced lactic/acidic finish. Outstanding levels of fruit, Brett/Lacto funk, and bourbon barrel notes; without being overpowering on any aspect. Nice malt presence with minimal residual sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering. Fred82 (2329) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
750ml bottle. Nose very sharp quite woody and vinous. Quite acidic. Some cherries. Taste quite vinous. Finish cherries vinous and acidic. Slightly acetic. Nice cherries. Quite complex. Very sour. A bit too sour for my taste. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2017
750ml corked and caged shared by lylertawson, thanks Tyler. Tulip. Cloudy pinkish-copper (if that’s possible). A: acidic berries, plastic. Taste is same, with very tart cranberries. Eh, ok. ineedbeer (2168) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml 2011 Project bottle.
Aroma is cherry forward with some medium light spice notes. Light bourbon and faint oak notes. Hints of almond. Light malt notes with hints of raisin and prune as well.
Pours a hazy brownish red with a medium sized, thin, tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where a very small amount lingers for a bit. No lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is moderately acidic with a light sharpness to it. Moderately sweet with lots of cherry notes. Some light malt character. Light bourbon and faint oak. Hints of almonds. Some spice notes with raisin and plum. Some light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice sour, especially for the high abv. Good cherry notes with complimentary spice, malt and bourbon notes. Acidity is a bit sharp but not too bad.