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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

376 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 624
Gots: 115 | FT: 15
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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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-03-2013 14:51:00 | More by POTABLE83
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DaBubs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-03-2013 06:07:40 | More by DaBubs
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

12-16-2012 21:18:19 | More by t0rin0
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-16-2012 04:20:11 | More by teddyarrowhead
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-15-2012 06:17:38 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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vissai

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

11-23-2012 05:52:57 | More by vissai
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slaphappysnark

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-12-2012 18:03:53 | More by slaphappysnark
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brystmar

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from 2009.

Loud pop from the cork, mild gusher. Brown body, manila/tan head, super stubborn head and lace. Truly beautiful appearance. Tons bourbon in the nose, mild vanilla, more vanilla, traditional Cascade sour yeasty aroma.

Bourbon-forward on the palate. Dark fruits, mild spices, no vanilla, plenty of bourbon. Pretty tasty, but I'm not a bourbon guy at all. My bourbon-head buddies were gushing (pardon the pun) over this stuff while I merely enjoyed it. Pretty good, though I prefer even the "regular" Cascades (kriek, apricot) over this.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:06:23 | More by brystmar
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Rckmo10

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-06-2012 16:47:04 | More by Rckmo10
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +17.1%

09-13-2012 06:50:20 | More by Travisnin
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-10-2012 17:44:40 | More by FreshmanPour77
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-03-2012 02:57:15 | More by seeswo
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-28-2012 01:42:51 | More by hoppymcgee
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2012 00:40:31 | More by ControlledBurn
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Ultraman9000

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2012 15:20:55 | More by Ultraman9000
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2012 03:41:51 | More by rolltide8425
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2012 03:15:43 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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zhanson88

California

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big ups to Rbald42 for popping this one open.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with maroon highlights. About 1" of tan head forms, which has very nice head retention. Very nice looking wild.

Smells of dark fruits, general tartness and lacto sourness. Not a ton of barrel in the smell or sourness that is necessarily easy to pick apart.

Taste: Dark fruits and slight roast initially, followed by lacto sourness and tartness. Some wood and slight bourbon character shine through on the finish. Definitely easier to tell the elements apart on the palate than on the nose. Very nice.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Very creamy sour with ample carbonation. Maybe a touch heavy for the style but a nice feel nonetheless. Overall, a very unique sour that I would have again for sure. Not my favorite sour but nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 03:05:24 | More by zhanson88
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by BRoss242! 2009 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured dark brown with a one finger khaki colored head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, dark fruit, chocolate, wood, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, sour, tart, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really found the chocolate aspect on this one to be quite surprising if I am honest. While it worked well with the brew overall it didn’t seem like it was necessarily needed in my opinion. Definitely worth your time to try this one if you haven’t done so before.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 10:48:28 | More by thagr81us
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-04-2012 06:28:24 | More by mikereaser
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-16-2012 22:55:21 | More by drewone
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-04-2012 09:58:55 | More by klipper
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CruisaC

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"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."

I knew I wanted to try this based on description alone.

Pours thin and dark with a good amount of khaki head

Smell is a bit one-dimensional. I get plenty of the sour smell I've gotten from other Cascade sours; not much of any of the other components. Not a bad smell, just hoping for more.

Fortunately taste is much more complex. I get a gentle sourness but also the bourbon and some raisins/dates on the end. A combination that works for me.

Thinner with a nice amount of carbonation. This is not stout creamy nor should it be.

A very good beer from cascade. I have yet to be disappointed in them, and I'm slowly ticking my way through ther lineup.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 13:05:49 | More by CruisaC
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-25-2012 19:52:54 | More by HuskyinPDX
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-21-2012 02:08:04 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.