Cherry Bourbonic Plague | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Mahlik on 12-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Gobzilla:
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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
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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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.

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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

Photo of KellerBrau
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 01001111
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
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.

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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.

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Photo of rhong187
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of n2185
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Photo of Stofko1992
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.

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Cherry Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.23 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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