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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

402 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 619
Gots: 121 | 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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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%

Bottle generously provided by milwaukeeclassic. This will forever be remembered as the bottle that trotched my draperies.

Opens likes a climactic moneyshot with porn-like exuberance. After struggling for a moment with the cork, there's an ejaculatory burst that splatters the curtains and walls and leaves a little who's your father on the carpet. Holy hell.

Pours dark brown with a nice white thin cover. Lace is clumpy.

Smells like cardamon and Huggy Bear.

Tastes pretty damn boss hog. Upon warming, it is, indeed, raw dogs. A cacophony of cinnamon, sour, and tangy bourbon. Opens up, like Duane's mom, significantly after warming. Really, really a nice beer. So much going on here. Opens up tremendously upon reaching room temperature. Cold I wanted to dump this; warmed I wanted to make love to this.

Thanks buddy. I'll miss you and your cellar.

01-15-2012 05:10:01 | More by BarrytheBear
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beerdweeb

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-13-2012 07:36:20 | More by beerdweeb
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2012 06:41:47 | More by ThirstyHerf
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-07-2012 02:15:40 | More by imperialking
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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-27-2011 23:23:31 | More by MrHirschybar
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2011 01:48:03 | More by whartontallboy
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

750ml bottle from 2011, a great beer to start off Christmas eve.

Pours opaque, dark brown with a two-plus inch head of tan. Ripped sheets of lacing and a solid skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with red wine-soaked dark bakers chocolate, sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, coffee grounds, and bourbon. Hints of oak, vanilla, and smoke follow through.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky, puckering mouthfeel. Lush and velvety with a prickly edge.

Dark fruits, vineous acidity, boozy fusels, and charred chocolate start the palate. Red wine and bourbon run through sour notes of balsamic, dried figs, cherries, apples, and Kahlua-drizzeled plums.

Finishes with sour fruits, boozy and vineous alcohol, cocoa nibs, smoke and a sweet/sour interplay.

One my years best beers in review. The only drawback for me is that the beer is still quite "porterish" in character and I prefer my sours without as big a charred/roast character.

12-24-2011 22:29:07 | More by brewandbbq
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mantissa

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-23-2011 05:53:36 | More by mantissa
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alano

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-23-2011 00:08:42 | More by alano
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-22-2011 00:20:42 | More by PhineasGage
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ebin6

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-16-2011 22:31:27 | More by ebin6
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -29.7%

12-09-2011 04:33:38 | More by jophish17
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dcloeren

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%

Thanks to BrandonEast for sharing this amazing bottle with me.

Review from notes...

Poured a cola brown with a finger of fizzy cinnamon colored head. No retention.

The aroma I got was full of great spices, cinnamon mainly, lactic tartness, cherries and some very nice bourbon characteristics.

Taste was slightly lactic sourness upfront, cinnamon spice, chocolate and it was mother fuckin awesome!

Light to medium body with ample amounts of carbonation. Tart drying aftertaste.

This beer was simply amazing and will definitely stay on my "wants" list. Great complexity... somehow all of the flavors are individually recognizable but blended together amazingly. Simply amazing...

12-05-2011 22:41:29 | More by dcloeren
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-02-2011 13:43:16 | More by jwelsh
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2011 12:56:10 | More by djrn2
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kenm2118

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-27-2011 19:54:50 | More by kenm2118
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-25-2011 16:43:54 | More by deapokid
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%

This is a pretty nice beer, but not everything I hoped for.

A: Dark brown with lighter crimson brown on the edges. A tanish bubbly head dies to a small ring, it kind of looks like a porter mixed with gueuze consistency.

S: An interesting smell with some tart citrus and some roasty notes. Vinegar, vanilla, and cinnamon make an interesting mix thats subtle. Cherries and raspberries with some wood. Interesting.

T: A lot of porter roast and chocolate but with just a touch of sour cherry overtones. Some nice bourbon flavor as well and some juicy fruity vanilla flavors. Lot of vanilla bean actually..cinnamon is sort of there but I imagine it was once more dominating in this brew. Sweet and confectionary. Good thing I like vanilla and sweet, if not I would hope this was more sour.

M: Pretty nice semi thick with plenty of bubbles.

Overall a nice brew I'd buy if I saw it, but I won't trade for this again.

11-24-2011 01:30:33 | More by Dreadnaught33
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-21-2011 01:22:54 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 00:55:11 | More by xnicknj
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CoryR

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-19-2011 04:56:37 | More by CoryR
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-19-2011 03:18:31 | More by Photekut
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I2uss

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-18-2011 18:51:58 | More by I2uss
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 22:37:00 | More by rpstevens
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SummitVA

Maryland

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 19:37:42 | More by SummitVA
Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.