Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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Reviews by Auracom:
4.25/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Cask serving straight out of the barrel at Cascade's barrel house. They had just put this up the morning before I arrived and damn, what a pleasant surprise. 2 oz. served in a taster tulip on November 29th, 2012.
A - Murky, medium golden coloring, light eggshell foam around the edges. Good lacing and quite apparent alcohol legs.
S - Barleywine meets sour? Tons of caramel corn, buttered bread, and pitted tart fruits.
T - Lesser toffee, raisins, lightly tart, peppercorn, plentiful oak barrel. I pull some sharp, sweet bourbon whiskey as it warms.
M - Medium body, low carbonation perfect to complement this palate, and a semi-dry finish. Fair amount of alcohol warming.
D - This is ridiculously interesting, and in a good way. The taste is nicely complex and shows you far more from the barrel than an average sour. Would trade for and drink again, no doubt.
Serving type: cask
12-05-2012 23:12:19 | More by Auracom
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4.06/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The body was a dark burnt orange color with lots of quickly ascending foam that had a bubbling throughout.
The nose was sour with a tangy mineralization, light vinegar and white wine. The Chardonnay aroma began to overtake the rest but yielded to a fragrant Apple blossom.
The flavors were not as complex as the nose may have suggested but the flavor was delicious. Apple, in several forms, was noticeable. I got Apple cider, Apple Brandy, Apple blossom and sweet yet tangy Granny Smith Apple's.
The feel is a bit tangy, a bit twangy and a touch like cider but very smooth.
This is a tangy one but quite good and quite flavorful.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 01:10:41 | More by KYGunner
Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.