Bottleworks XIV - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
4.13/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep reddish orange. Big off-white head. Retains well. Clings to the glass.
Smell - Layers of aromas. Peaches, citrus, apples, and then the barrels. Rum is most prevalent. Lots of caramel. Booze.
Taste - Perhaps a slight letdown from the nose. Sweet up front, lots of fruit. Peach and other light fruits. Sugary caramel with rum and brandy. Darkens in the back with a hint of the bourbon barrel. Sour throughout, I suppose I should mention.
Mouthfeel - It's heavy and a little bit boozy. Well carbonated.
Overall - An impressive multilayered sour. Trademark Cascade complexity.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2013 01:32:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Graciouly brought to a recent bottle share in PDX (alas, I cannot recall who brought it).
The beer pours a gold amber orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is interesting and attractive. There's some noticeable fruit and vanilla, but you also pick up a light wine and rum component that is intriguing as well. On the palate, the sour component dominates, but there's enough wine and sweet citrus to counter and balance that sweetness. It really gives the beer a delightful "sweet tart" flavor that is very nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long sweet tart and vanilla finish. The beer is very light on it's feet, and drinkability is exceptional (but that's typical in most Cascade made beers). Am not a big sour fan, but I could drink this all day (well, except for the 12% abv). Delicious stuff.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 18:40:06 | More by johnmichaelsen
Bottleworks XIV from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.