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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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450 Ratings

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 617
Gots: 133 | FT: 13
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 +5.9%

DaBubs, Jan 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

vissai, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

slaphappysnark, Nov 12, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

brystmar, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rckmo10, Oct 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

FreshmanPour77, Sep 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

seeswo, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

hoppymcgee, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ControlledBurn, Aug 19, 2012
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Ultraman9000, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

rolltide8425, Jul 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jul 11, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

zhanson88, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

thagr81us, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mikereaser, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

drewone, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

CruisaC, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

HuskyinPDX, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BdubleEdubleRUN, May 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

monitorpop, May 20, 2012
Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.