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Cherry Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cherry Bourbonic Plague
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BA SCORE
93
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 8
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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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 10
Photo of joemochas
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of mctizzz
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of harrymel
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04AUG12 - at barrel house. From the live cask.

This beer blew my mind. I would pay $25 for 12oz of this, and buy a case. Seriously.

Nice and dark brown with cherry hues. Flat appearing. (This beer will get inflated appearance score simply because I feel it deserves it based on the overall experience) The Nose is cherry - sweet, dark cherries. Sherry, oak, vanilla, tawny port, caramel, hints of sour cherries as well. I spent quite a bit of time in the glass of this beer. Then ordered more to share with the wife. I can't articulate the nose on this beer. Flavor was a blend of ruby and 10yr tawny ports, vanilla, cherry, slightly sour, leather, tobacco, tanning oils, slightly toasted sugars. Fuck, I don't know - the stuff you wanna taste - it was here. Full bodied with a viscous finish and velvety feel.

Please, make more.

Photo of mjhall1989
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thampel09
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveRinn
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Satchboogie
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mahlik
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark cherry. No head after pour.

S - Sweet as well as tart cherries.

T - Gueuze-like lactic tartness. Earthiness and bourbon. Cherry reappears to lend sour fruit character.

M - Quite thick, with medium carbonation.

O - Earthiness lends complexity and interest. Worthy trying.

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Cherry Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.