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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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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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 kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roze
3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sarge3130
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 mendvicdog
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 oline73
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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

Photo of PhatAtUT
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MenardMa
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of helios7
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Photo of Kopfschuss
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Cherry Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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