Cherry Bourbonic Plague | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
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 kjkinsey
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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

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 vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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 chippo33
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh from the live cask on Tuesday night.

The beer pours a dark blackish amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is quite exotic in this beer, as I pick up light mint, dark cherry pit, a hint of chocolate and some noticeable sour. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but is dominated by the sour component (sour lovers will be pleased with this one I think). Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and as is typical with Cascade Wild Ales, this beer drinks like a beer with half the alcohol. Mouthfeel otherwise is soft and full, with a long cherry sour finish.

A nice enough beer, but I guess I was hoping for something more along the lines of a cherry version of the regular bourbonic plague. However, this beer is considerably more sour than the bourbonic plague I sampled at the barrel room last year. Also, I picked up very little bourbon in this beer, which I think is a shame as well.

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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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Cherry Bourbonic Plague from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.23 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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