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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Bourbonic PlagueCascade Bourbonic Plague

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

500 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 620
Gots: 142 | 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:
Beer added by: Floydster on 07-03-2009

"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."
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Ratings: 500 | Reviews: 119
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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.

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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...

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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.

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Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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