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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

432 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 618
Gots: 133 | FT: 16
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)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kamikazeokami, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

avalenzuela, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

RayUF07, Apr 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

dpool, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tectactoe, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

douginromeo, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

orangesol, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

shagens, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mdaschaf, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Chingringo, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 project.

Appearance - Brown body. Nice khaki head. Thick collar and a few islands of foam.

Smell - Bourbon. Oak and vanilla in turn. Acetic, vinegary acididty. Fruity, too.

Taste - Sourness up front. Not as vinegary. A little roasty. Borders on soy saucy. Bourbon permeates the whole drink. Oak and vanilla. I don't get a ton of spice, though.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, syrupy, sweet, and sour. All at once. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I don't know how I feel about this. It's complex, as all Cascades are. It's abrasive, too, though. I keep going back for more, so I guess I like it.

Alieniloquium, Mar 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

apbaj, Mar 28, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (2011 project) into a tulip. Pours a cola-colored reddish brown w/ a thin head.

Aroma is sugary sweet, almost grapelike, balanced by a punchy sourness.

Taste is likewise syrupy, fruity sweet and simultaneously almost vinegar-sour. Lots of residual sugars here. Some bourbon heat too. An unapologetically big, flavorful beer.

Mouthfeel is sticky and pretty thick.

Overall a strong, powerful beer but it lacks the finesse and complexity I was expecting at such a high price tag. A nice sipper but probably a one and done for me.

draheim, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Brewsephus, Mar 26, 2014
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SebD, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ncelauro, Mar 24, 2014
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RyanSchwam, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

dar482, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ipc2000, Mar 24, 2014
Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.