Cascade Stout - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev +6.7%
A: Black body with shoots of bubbles running up the sides. Small, bubbly beige head.
S: Very roasty and a bit smokey. Petrol, hmm.
T: Dry, a bit papery with some not too subtle notes of petrol and chlorine. There's milk chocolate but it's dry and too fizzy. Despite these negative properties, it's not wholly unsatisfying.
O: Beautiful Tassie, one of my favourite places on the planet but not for the beer.
08-18-2014 13:26:18 | More by Hoppsbabo
3.15/5 rDev -4%
This is a Stout I've had a few times in the past when Coopers Extra hasn't been within arms length and it has taken me this long to get down to reviewing it, better late than never. Cascade is a brewer that is for me one of the better macro Lager brewers in Australia, which isn't saying much because I hate Aussie macro Lagers, nonetheless if there is an occasion where macro is the only choice Cascade is for me said begrudging choice (or Resch's "Pilsener" aka Lager).
Poured form a 375ml bottle into a nonic pint.
A: Tar black impenetrable body with a tan head that subsides to a ring of lace around the glass.
S: A strong whiff reveals a heady aroma of roasted coffee, burnt chicory and dark chocolate. There are some sweet barley characters along with a hint of vanilla, all standard Stout aromas.
T: Flavour-wise not nearly as interesting as Coopers Extra Stout, there is a lingering wateriness that plagues the whole mouthful and although the flavours are spot on with the aroma the promise of those flavours is somewhat lacking. Cocoa sweetness and a lingering dry finish complete a taste profile that is ultimately a little disappointing.
M: Mid to light bodied with aforementioned wateriness and a light but sharp carbonation.
D: Let's not beat around the bush - this is an ok Stout, if you can't get Coopers. It lacks overall complexity in the flavour profile, it's overly dry and watery, but it gets the job of being a Stout done. When talking about price it is more expensive than Coopers, which is a bit of a travesty because you know Coopers are putting much better ingredients and care into their brew... I feel like a Coopers Stout now.
Food match: Ideal main course would be a hearty beef stew with a chocolate cake/tart/pudding for dessert.
12-25-2013 13:42:57 | More by doktorhops
2.99/5 rDev -8.8%
Appearance: A solid black, but not oil thick. Two inch rich coffee coloured foam formed on the top and stayed for the practically the whole beer. Low to moderate lacing.
Aroma: Light chocolate and coffee smells. A thick roasted barley smell also. Wafts off the top. The coffee and chocolate only intensified as the beer warmed.
Taste: The taste follows the aroma pretty closely, but then ends with a noticeable bitter finish that cuts the flavour abruptly and also oddly enough kills any aftertaste. No coffee, no chocolate, just a fairly sharp bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Not as creamy as you would think. Smooth but the bitter finish really disrupts it.
Overall: The finish is kind of a deal breaker for me. I like the aroma, appearance, and the first 2/3rds of the taste.
11-11-2013 11:58:13 | More by Gusmotel
3.64/5 rDev +11%
poured from the bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a very dark black with just the tiniest of ruby highlights when held to the light. Creamy, tan, two-finger head. Head stays intact until the bottom of the glass, leaves behind a nice webbing of lacing.
S - Nice aroma of chocolate, toffee and dark fruits upon opening the bottle and continues in the glass, although a bit diminished.
T - Burnt chocolate upfront. The body is more burnt chocolate malt with a slight amount of toffee balanced by a fair dose earthy hops to combat the malt onslaught. Quick flash of hop bitterness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue before everything shuts off. Bitter burnt dark chocolate and hops reappear a second later in the finish.
M - Medium bodied with enough carbonation to give a slightly creaminess. I was really expecting something with a bit more heft to it, but given the flavor profile and low ABV, this works fine.
I picked this up a few years back in New Zealand on my way down to Antarctica. I remember thinking it was much better than the light lagers we had access to down at McMurdo Station. I still think it is a solid beer, though by no means an Import Stout. Really this falls somewhere between a stout and a black ale with the simpler flavor profile and lighter mouthfeel compared to a traditional stout. Still, it hits the spot and is highly drinkable. I would get a few sixes (about $10 each) of this if I get the chance to go back to the ice.
09-26-2013 03:37:53 | More by Bockrules
3.48/5 rDev +6.1%
A: Pours a dark brown color with a good frothy tan head that fades to some lacing.
S: Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate and bit of nut in the background.
T: Taste of roasted malt with chocolate and nut. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Fairly medium body, but a bit light for a stout. Smooth with a decent balance.
O: Nice stout but seems to be a bit lacking in richness and character.
05-30-2013 03:28:26 | More by soju6
2.88/5 rDev -12.2%
Appearance: Dark brown-black, with a little beige coloured head. Leaves a bit of lacing down the glass, but nothing remarkable.
Aroma: Most of the aroma is dominated by roasted grains, with a slight bit of dark chocolate. A little bit of coffee / dirty mustiness is just barely perceptible.
Taste: Again, mostly roasted grains and dark chocolate, with hints of coffee. Not hugely complex or inviting, but no real flaws apart from being a little too thin.
Mouthfeel: A bit too thin and a bit too carbonated for the style. Quite drying.
Overall: Not too bad, especially from a 'macro' brewery that normally produces standard adjunct lagers, but not nearly as full-bodied and complex as a good stout should be. Definitely more of a sessionable stout.
04-29-2013 05:37:53 | More by machalel
2.08/5 rDev -36.6%
A: Reddish black, solid dark color with cream foam head that wilts quickly into a ring of large bubbles
S: Coffee with roasted malts and light sweetness, rather nice on the nose
T: Metallic and flat cold coffee with some abstract sweetness that jumps out at the end like unstirred sugar on the bottom of a coffee mug. There is also a feel of burnt something, burnt malt maybe or simply a fake smoked flavor.
M: Light cream but very dry, dry, dry on a medium to heavy body.
O: An example of what an average Australian thinks a “stout” should be. Coffee, roasted malt and a milky mouth feel that completely confuses with a super dryness sucking your face off. Going in for another drink is the only way to remove the barren milk scum feel, followed swiftly by the cold coffee and burnt malt. Desperate times call for desperate measures it seems.
11-29-2012 15:01:11 | More by MsNitch
3/5 rDev -8.5%
Havnt had this for ages and after going to my nearest country local there was not too many dark options anyway it pours a dark black hue with a fast vanishing two finger head and hardly any lacing,the smell is roasted barley,toasty malts,a slight fruitiness,kola and dark cocoa nibs,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and suprisingly not as bad as i remember although i do like a thicker mouthfeel in my stouts but for a macro effort not bad,the tastes are pretty simple with hints of roasted barley,black coffee with no milk,a herbal fruitiness and finished with a dark chocolate bittersweetness and overall its average but alot better than i remember it being and i am just glad that the Macro Squad have not forgotten their dark beer lovers as its definately a better option when faced with only a macro range as there is def more to it than their usual lineup cheers.
07-07-2012 10:25:45 | More by ADZA
3.58/5 rDev +9.1%
Pours a massive three finger tan head, over black body. Head look smazing to start with - large regular shaped bubbles, but fades to slightly more high-tide look. Spotty lace.
Aromas dominated by roast malts. Some cigar box. Good, if not complex.
Taste is not as good a nose. Roast malts dominate, with moderate hop bitterness. Few other contributing flavours to this palate.
Mouthfeel is too light, somewhat watery.
All in all a good stout for ABV, if not great. Far too one-dimensional.
06-22-2012 09:55:55 | More by heygeebee
3.05/5 rDev -7%
Bottle from the local Bottle-O. From notes.
A - Poured black with two fingers of brown head. One small ring of lace and a ring of retention around the top.
S - Roasty. Quite roasty. Pretty standard, some chocolate, but mostly just roast.
T - Cola, roasty, fairly sweet. A little chocolate. Cola was pretty strong.
M - Nice mild carbonation, medium to full creamy body.
O/D - Fairly typical of a commercial stout. A good alternative to a macro lager but no more. Wouldn't get it again unless nothing else interesting was available.
05-09-2012 04:00:04 | More by tbeckett
Cascade Stout from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.