baraciisch (3439) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Did the tasters at the brewery, but had to have two glasses of this one.... Far and away my favorite.... Aroma is oak, acidity... Flavor is the perfect interplay between a buttery oaky Chardonnay, with notes of bourbon and an acidic sour finish... Unreal JulienHuxley (5979) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber with white head. Aroma is white fruits (peaches, pears), wood. Nice bug mix; bretty and lactic. Taste is coherent with the aroma, very rich for a sour. Carbonation is lively enough to make this monster drinkable. My favourite from Cascade as of yet, the lactic aspect wasn’t overdone. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de cerises et de brett avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits légèrement acides avec une pointe de caramel et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #4430) meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
[email protected]callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Kept this for a year or so. Afraid to try it. However... WOW! On the sweet side for sure but so much balanced. Easy going, alcohol pretty much hidden. Sourish, but not too much. Funky but not too much. Well done!
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 2008. Hazy dark orange-amber body, thin off-white head. Bretty, with notes of wood, tannic grapes, mellow fruits, and spicy yeast. Medium bodied, zippy carbonation, mild lactic finish.
wchesser (2160) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Rating #500. ’09 bottle. My pick of the night in a sours tasting. Everything is just so well integrated and married so well. Initial nose is some oak and brett and caramel. Nice golden brown with no head or lacing. Full bodied, slightly black peppery with caramel malt and bright, tart lemon finish. Good carbonation making it extra lively. Bourbon slowly unveils itself in an underlying sweetness and more detectable in the nose. Butterscotch coming later with warmth. Alcohol dangerously hidden. Just awesome. My favorite Cascade so far. beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma is of balsamic vinegar, wood, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, cherry notes, some funk of dusty old flavors, barnyard, cellar like notes and vinous red grape notes. The flavor follows the nose with nice tart balsamic vinegar notes, dark fruits, cherry, wood, vanilla, caramel, vinous red grape notes, and the funky flavors of dusty and old notes and barnyard. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty nice Sour/Wild Ale! arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
I got this in a trade I think with drez77, thanks man. I was a little worried after the bourbonic plague was so bad but this turned out to be solid. Orange color with a decent head but then it disappears. Nice smell of light citrus, sourness and a hint of barrel. The flavor had a very subtle barrel influence and was sour with hints of bourbon. I liked this but I should have split it with someone.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-24-2011 19:20:18 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
In short: An original big sour, woody and fruity orange ale. Very good beerjcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
How: Bottle 750ml, a few times at tasting, this rating combines previous notes and a full bottle consumed when probably over one year of age. Bottle sent to me by after4ever, thanks a lot Tom
The look: Cloudy bright burnt-orange body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose has a strong funky sourness character, plenty of wood. Taste has sourdough and it is also definitely fruity but I cannot honestly really discern any specific fruits, maybe some ground cherries, maybe some tart grapes, more… A complex fruity character that does not really push forward any fruit flavor. Then plenty of wood/oak but with only a medium amount of tannins, a lactic acid sourness that is assertive but not overwhelming, pleasant tartness. Alcohol surprisingly well hidden and some residual sugars that seem to soften the acidity sharpness. An overall sensation of drinking an original offering, something different but hard to put into words what’s original about it. I didn’t most higher abvs sour ales by Cascade (Bourbonic Plague, The Vine) but this Vlad the Imp Aler was really quite nice. And I really hope that the 15th century parents who named their kid Vlad the Impaler didn’t get mad at him when he started, you know, impaling some people.
Pours a light hazy golden brown. Aroma of bourbon and funk. Taste follows, funky oaky and not bad. Pretty good sour.
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