Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.45/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750ml cork and caged bottle into my Cantillon snifter glass...shared with my friend. Pours a very light copper color, slight peach tinge. Very nice looking one finger fizzy off-white head forms, very little retention. Leaves a sticky, yet patchy fizzy lacing. So far...very excited! Great looking sour~interesting color.
Aroma is very nice, tart/sour, sweet, bourbon, wine like, crisp, slightly boozy...wow. Very complex, yet the tartness is making my mouth water. Some wood/oak too.
Flavor is awesome. Very, very different from your normal sour. Starts with a very quick sweetness, but taken over by a crisp/sharp tartness that immediately takes over. Then the bourbon hits, and finally finishes with a nice wine dryness! Very complex and delicious. Medium body, high carbonation, kind of boozy. Such a cool and different beer...definitely will be looking to get/trade for a few more bottles!
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2010 03:54:26 | More by ShadesOfGray
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Cascade Vlad The Imp Aler from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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