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Cherry Bourbonic Plague | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.19/5
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109 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,487
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
109
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuddlesthecactus
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted this at Cascade Brewing in Portland where it was featured as a live barrel. Smelled uncannily like port (currants, raisins). Several layers of flavor: sour cherries, porter, bourbon notes. Overall, outstanding.

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Photo of herman77
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out looking like some ruddy thick, imperial brown ale, almost no head on it. Aroma was so much nicer and complex, leather, cherry, bourbon, chocolate, oak, lactic sourness.

Taste was even more complex than the base, the cherry is dark and enjoyable, not overly sweet, this one brings out the chocolate a little. The leather and tobacco leaf edge are nice. Maybe even a small little amount of brown sugar and cinnamon in the smallest way.

Those bottles of the base are pretty expensive, but I think I might be willing to drop $30 if they ever bottle this one.

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Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Highbury09
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mantooth
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
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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4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival held at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with dark roasted malt, cherry, cherry juice, bourbon, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, cherry juice, cocoa powder, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic sour cherry, cocoa powder, and bourbon qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of Sarge3130
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rhong187
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveHack
2.94/5  rDev -29.8%
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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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheenisgod
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Cherry Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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