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Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

388 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 623
Gots: 116 | FT: 14
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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cbgoods

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-27-2014 16:05:05 | More by cbgoods
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 Project. Wow, this beer is something else! It pours with an intense rush of bubbles that allude to a seemingly high carbonation. As dark as night with ruby undertones. The nose is sour fruit, bourbon, spice...so very pleasant. I would say "decadent". This beer is balanced! In no way does any nuance overpower another. The porter is smooth and creamy(this is not over carbonated like I suspected). The sour is subtle and sophisticated. The bourbon smooths everything out and completes the circle of flavor. I hesitated at the $30 mark for this beer, but after this I am sold. Cascade has now twice blown me away with this and Sang Noir.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:29:00 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-22-2014 21:47:47 | More by IpeeA
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 01:24:34 | More by ScotNH
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dmachado

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-20-2014 12:52:23 | More by dmachado
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-19-2014 16:30:07 | More by atone315
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-18-2014 07:37:11 | More by kamikazeokami
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avalenzuela

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-15-2014 16:15:22 | More by avalenzuela
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2014 00:55:12 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 19:02:09 | More by LotsofLupulin
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-07-2014 13:54:03 | More by mychalg9
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RayUF07

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-07-2014 02:12:38 | More by RayUF07
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dpool

Arizona

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-06-2014 15:27:21 | More by dpool
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2014 15:06:13 | More by tectactoe
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douginromeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2014 11:49:30 | More by douginromeo
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-05-2014 06:03:49 | More by orangesol
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-05-2014 04:52:19 | More by shagens
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-05-2014 04:32:12 | More by mdaschaf
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-03-2014 21:51:28 | More by Chingringo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:06:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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apbaj

Guam

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-28-2014 20:45:25 | More by apbaj
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draheim

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 02:41:09 | More by draheim
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Brewsephus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-26-2014 21:11:53 | More by Brewsephus
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2014 21:51:18 | More by SebD
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-24-2014 21:22:54 | More by ncelauro
Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.