Cherry Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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very good

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 99
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 5.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mahlik on 12-14-2011

This NW-style sour ale is a special treat from the blenders. We took a 20 month old Thai cinnamon version of the Bourbonic and aged it a further four months on Bing cherries. Dark cherries, Bourbon and spices greet you in the nose. Big, rich, dark cherries, dates, oak, leather and tobacco dance on the palate. Deep cherry notes, dark fruits and a warming Bourbon flavor finish this off as only the Bourbonic can.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 99
Reviews by anteater:
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Photo of DaveHack
2.94/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

So sour. I love a good sour/wild, but this is just so intense. More than an ounce or two is undrinkable. (104 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Mantooth
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draft at the Cascade Barrel House

Poured into snifter - a dark garnet with massive khaki head with thick lacing. Tart cherries and lactic in the nose, along with dark fruit, bourbon and oak. The tartness dominates up front, but fades into oak and cherries with hints of tobacco and oak. This is a fantastic beer and I look forward to having it again. (361 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank at Hunahpu's Day 2015, not my thing but not terrible. (59 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - Deep brown body with some reddish tones. Not much of a head.

Smell - Dark berry fruitiness, lots of bourbon and oak. Some acetic acidity. Chocolate?

Taste - Hefty fruitiness. Cherries and dark fruits. Cherry sourness with a touch of vinegar. Bourbon softens it. Surprising dark chocolate flavor, but now that I read the description, I guess that's from the porters.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, like regular Bourbonic. Strong sourness. Tasty, but a sipper.

Overall - I had this years ago at the Barrel House, but lost the review. Glad I got to try it again. (623 characters)

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3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mahlik
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Cascade Barrel House. Poured into snifter.

A - Pours a deep dark brown with a red tint. A HUGE thick creamy khaki head. I was really shocked by how thick and creamy it was. The head retention was outstanding. Thick lacing covered the sides of the glass.

S - A lactic sourness and tart cherries hit your nose as expected. Then the Thai cinnamon pushes its way through along with the bourbon notes. A subtle oakiness combine with dark fruits and spices to finish out the aroma. A faint hint of booze floated around in the background.

T - The lactic sourness hits first as expected but doesn't hang around too long. Oak, tobacco and dark fruits come out to help wrangle the sourness. The ever so slightest bit of vanilla could be detected. The Thai cinnamon really pops towards the end and leaves a spiciness on your tongue as it exits. The spiciness subsides quickly. The cherry tartness could be felt in the aftertaste.

M - As usual with Cascade beers, the alcohol is pretty well hidden. However, there is a slight warmth. Medium-full bodied with prickly carbonation. Rich and smooth with a normal dry finish.

O - Great beer by one of my favorite breweries. I love everything I've had at Cascade and this doesn't disappoint. I'm so glad I live a short 10 minute bus ride away. I needed that bus because after a couple of these, I was feeling the booze, even if I couldn't taste it. (1,406 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MenardMa
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Cherry Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.