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Cherry Bourbonic Plague - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 6.57%
Wants: 9
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh from the live cask on Tuesday night.

The beer pours a dark blackish amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is quite exotic in this beer, as I pick up light mint, dark cherry pit, a hint of chocolate and some noticeable sour. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but is dominated by the sour component (sour lovers will be pleased with this one I think). Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and as is typical with Cascade Wild Ales, this beer drinks like a beer with half the alcohol. Mouthfeel otherwise is soft and full, with a long cherry sour finish.

A nice enough beer, but I guess I was hoping for something more along the lines of a cherry version of the regular bourbonic plague. However, this beer is considerably more sour than the bourbonic plague I sampled at the barrel room last year. Also, I picked up very little bourbon in this beer, which I think is a shame as well.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Barrle House.

A - Served a dark brown with reddish tint. Only a few tan large bubbles form on top and are gone very quickly.

S - Acidic and mostly cherry here. The sourness dominates the nose and it is hard to pick up much else.

T - Again the tart cherry dominates, but a nice bourbon finish takes over at the end.

D - Not overly sweet or sour. A pretty balanced beer.

O - I am glad to try this one. Nice balance, but a little heavy on the cherry. I wish more of the bourbon would come through.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured brown in color with pale yellowish brown highlights and a thin head that had absolutely no head and left nothing whatsoever sticking to the glass. Plenty og bourbon barrel character upfront in the aroma with signs of vanilla, subtle cherry fruit, mild booze presence, dark fruit notes and a little citrus zing hidding in the background. The vanilla was more dominent on the palate with nice tasty cherry flavor, good bourbon barrel wood accents, mild booze notes, a touch of plum dark fruit and underlying brown sugar. The brew was medium in body with low amount carbonation which had a sweet, fruity, mild boozy, bourbon barrel and tart finish. Very good variation of the base beer ans very glad I got to try it. Good lookin out beezler!

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

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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the barrel house.

Murky, dirty brown-red body pours minimal head. Dark cherries and signature Cascade sour yeast greet my nose. Hints of chocolate, bourbon, other sour fruits, and plenty of deliciousness in the taste. Slightly medicinal. Good stuff, wish they'd bottle it.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
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
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