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Cascade Bourbonic Plague | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.25/5
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591 Ratings
Cascade Bourbonic PlagueCascade Bourbonic Plague
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

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."

Added by Floydster on 07-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#935
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
591
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
611
Gots:
145
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 591 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of South2NW
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of grover37
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kplummer82
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a deep dark dark brown nearly black, very oily head.

S — Smell is holy Bourbon and spice, vanilla, cinnamon, vinegar, tangy and rich.

T — Rich vanilla, cinnamon, Bourbon and oak. Sour caramel.

M — Medium-Full bodied with a lingering warming finish.

O — Fantastic, very unapologetic barrel character.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drone
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

A: Opaque cola brown with a tan ring around the rim.

S: Bourbon, oak, porter, dates, raisins and caramel. A vinegar-like tartness pervades throughout.

T: Wow, this one is all over the place, in a very good way. Oak and cherry co-mingle with booziness and vanilla beans. Then, chocolate, toffee and a sweet/sour smack to the tongue get this one moving. A wine-like finish brings it to a crashing close. More, please.

M: Medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: The best sour I've ever had. My taster's glass was too small for the amount I really wanted/needed. Recommended.

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Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ross84
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefbigjon
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottfrie
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into tulip. “2011 Project” on label.

A: Pours cola colored with cola like carbonation: dark caramel brown with a fizzy and short-lived light brown head. No lace.
S: Lactic acid tartness and a touch of acetic acid and vinegar hit first. As the head fizzes away I get hints of sweet candied fruits, candied dates, and a touch of bourbon and tobacco. There is quite a bit of funk to the nose as well reminiscent of both hay and baby diaper.
T: Thankfully the acidity is way more toned down than the nose suggested. I predominately get flavors of the base blend and barrel treatments, with hint of acidity and tartness. Caramel, chocolate, honey/toffee-like sweetness, and leather hit first, with hints of tobacco, vanilla, and cherry following. There is a suggestion of red wine or sherry in the finish, and the aftertaste has a sweet yet mellow greasy, buttery, oak flavor that lingers alongside a the caramely/honey sweetness.
M: Full body but not an overly heavy or thick mouthfeel, low carbonation, low acidity that is very mellow and pleasant.
O: Drinks extremely well. This had an impressive balance between base flavors, barrel notes, and tart flavors.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cascade Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 591 ratings
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