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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Bourbonic PlagueCascade Bourbonic Plague

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

332 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 332
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%


Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This blend of strong dark porters was aged in oak, wine and Bourbon barrels, then blended with a dark porter that had been brewed with vanilla beans and cinnamon. The blend was then aged an additional 14 months on dates."

(Beer added by: Floydster on 07-03-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Swimsum:
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Swimsum

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Newest vintage (12.1%) that was split with a buddy and poured into Bruery Tulip. Random side note: cork was super hard to get out and wasn't a gusher (maybe Vlad's the gusher, can't remember). Some lacing is left on the walls but not a lot.

Pours out a murky dark brown color that settles very dark brown in the glass. Damn can see yeast floating around, be careful on your pour if you don't want yeast in this. A nice foamy tan head emerges on one. About a half inch in height. No light is getting though the body of this one. Head settles to about half initial size and is still nice and foamy.

Acidic and sour smelling up front. Subtle cinnamon with a noticeable vanilla smell. Some sweetness, probably from the dates, also comes though. Not as complex as I thought it would be.

The cinnamon comes much more forward in the taste than it does in the smell. This is also a very sour tasting beer but it is a nice sour, not mouth puckering at all. At times dates comes though in the taste and some alcohol heat as well. The smell may not be complex, but the taste on this one is. There are a lot of flavors going on here.

Lots of carbonation in this one. While it isn't thin it at times feels a bit thin but overall is a medium bodied beer. Carbonation bounces all over the mouth as this one is sipped and swallowed.

There is a lot going on with this beer. Perhaps at times that isn't a good thing but I really enjoyed this beer and am glad that I have another bottle. I will let that one sit for another year or so (at least that's the plan). If you get a chance to try this I strong suggest you go for it. Would get this again no problem.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 05:34:35 | More by Swimsum
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Smell - Bourbon. Oak and vanilla in turn. Acetic, vinegary acididty. Fruity, too.

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Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.