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Cascade Special Stout - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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Cascade Special StoutCascade Special Stout

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BA SCORE
77
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-24-2004)
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +22.3%

06-03-2014 19:08:19 | More by endless1408
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BucBasil

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +22.3%

02-02-2014 11:39:20 | More by BucBasil
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown,with nice creamy tanned head that retains well.

S - Very nice dark chocolate/cocoa aromas with expresso with somne roastyness.

T - Nice sweetish chocolate taste with some balalnced coffee flavours. It is a litlle watery but the overall flavour profile is quite nice.The finish is a little bitter.

M - Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.

O - This stout suprised me a lot and is probably just behind Southwarks and Coopers Best Extra as the best off the shelf mass produced stout in Australia.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 14:37:38 | More by eric5bellies
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aeolianshredhead

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very dark ruby red colour with a chocolate brown 2 finger head which fizzles away quickly to a light film. Certainly not a bad appearance but I've seen better looking stouts. I can already see some quite heavy carbonation.

S- Typical stout smell. Roasted malts and a toffee/dark chocolate aroma. Enticing sweetness.

T- Follows through from the nose. That toffee sweetness is quite prevalent on the front and back with a distinct coffee aftertaste. The alcohol is barely noticeable on the palatte at 5.8% and only gives a slight warmth to the taste.

M- This is my only complaint with this beer. Quite abrasive carbonation for the style and a little light bodied. Not too bad though.

O- I like it. Easy to drink and nicely warming on a cold winters night. It's nothing exceptional but honestly, I really didn't expect a whole lot. That being said, this is a fine effort from cascade.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 12:56:59 | More by aeolianshredhead
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-23-2014 02:45:33 | More by patre_tim
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mungus

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-29-2012 12:51:25 | More by mungus
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hopnerd

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-06-2012 09:05:11 | More by hopnerd
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:37:53 | More by Bockrules
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with lace in glass. Appropriate carbonation and medium mouthfeel. More bitterness than roast, some coffee, caramel malt and syruppy sweetness chunk in the middle. Bittersweet finish. Drinkable reasonable stout.Thanks DouglasD for bringing back.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2005 14:32:13 | More by Sammy
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Kulrak

Australia

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very thick dark black/brown. I can't see any light through it at all. There's also about an inch and a half of creamy tan head that fades away to leave a nice layer that clings to the glass. Smells very chocolatey and coffeeish.. A nice roast aroma. The taste also has a lot of chocolate and coffee in it, and some hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is fairly watery and a little harsh. All in all, it's a really drinkable stout.The price is right, I'd probably get this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 10:00:17 | More by Kulrak
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heygeebee

Australia

3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BB 04/13

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 09:55:55 | More by heygeebee
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown, only gets brown when held up to the light, otherwise just black. Head is beige and generous, although sinking steadily with craters appearing on top. Leaves a lovely film of cream lace. There seems to be some strong carbonation, which I'm not sure if I like, but otherwise looks great.

Nose is rich and chocolatey, with some nice roasted grain husks and a lot of cocoa, with a slight vanilla character. Sourness on the back, acrid in nature, from a charcoal, over-roasted character. It does, though, help to ground what could otherwise be a too-sweet nose.

Taste is quite stouty - starts out fairly mild with a slight bitter roasted coffee character, becomes more sour with that smokey charcoal character - quite subdued, but there. Finishes oddly sweet; odd in the sense that I wasn't expecting it, but it's quite nice. It has a cocoa character to it and it just floats up and doesn't overwhelm, leaving a light bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is not as full as it might have been, and is really very dry and almost puckering.

A smooth, drinkable stout and, I must say, a pleasant surprise from Cascade. It's a bit mild for a stout but that just makes it more palatable. Good effort.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 04:12:22 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pleasant deep and dark black. Really nice and opaque, with a pleasantly dark head of foamy but sturdy bubbling, that leaves chocolate brown lacing in sticky clumps like climbing ivy. Body has some weight to it, but still seems a little thin for a stout. Otherwise, a very decent looking beer.

Nose is dusty with sweet chocolate and a dappling of roasted malt. Certainly not black and charred, and not particularly potent.

Quite a light palate for a stout as well, with some roasted grain characters on the front and a baked nuttiness on the finish. A little oily on the back, which does a decent job of spreading the darker notes around. Feel is smooth enough, but not a lot of body to it.

Decent enough, and surprisingly easy to find in the more generic pubs in Hobart. Wish there was such a good option readily available in the shite pubs I occasionally have to visit in Sydney.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 06:46:49 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Shy5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +7%

01-24-2014 18:03:56 | More by Shy5
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +7%

08-05-2013 14:08:58 | More by tobelerone
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vancurly

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

12-27-2011 06:25:28 | More by vancurly
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soju6

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 03:28:26 | More by soju6
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown/black, with light brown head and lots of lace. Smells roasty and bitter. Tastes like roasted malts with a little bit of a bitter finish.
Very smooth, good carbonation, decent brew, I'd try it again as it goes down smooth. Thanks sammy.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2005 00:59:48 | More by Viggo
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dgilks

Australia

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black colour with a creamy, dense, tan head. Good head retention. Nice lacing.

Mild coffee and chocolate. Moderate fruity yeast. Not bad but not great either.

Mild, fruity, chocolate and roast flavour. A touch watery and lacking in depth.

Medium-light body with moderately-low carbonation. Needs more body.

A decent commercial stout. Nothing special but certainly not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 10:18:29 | More by dgilks
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Mark_Eck

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

01-21-2014 11:04:38 | More by Mark_Eck
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Macca

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours black with beige head. Slight retention.

The aromas on this are fantastic, well they are if you like your beer smelling like milk chocolate. Luckily I do. Somroasty maltiness as well and maybe faint touch of coffee.

As I find a lot of the time the coffee flavours dominate the choc notes on the palate. Not sure why. A bit of fruity sourness at the back.

It's a bit too spritzy for my liking. I find the mouthfeel really detracts from the good flavours.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 07:30:13 | More by Macca
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

10-20-2013 22:26:19 | More by Bobhoya
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-10-2013 11:24:43 | More by KalanM
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cascade stout is deep black witha foamy tan head.
It smells pleasantly of molassses.
The taste is smooth sweet and finishes with a hint of charcoal.
It lacks the creamy soft mouthfeel that makes stout so goodso in the end it is a little disappointing .
Easy enough to drink standing by a log fire crapping on to someone about nothing in pasrticular
Label 8/10

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2005 07:01:01 | More by jarmby1711
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joecast

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hmm, no head at all. a few dark tan bubbles while pouring, but they vanished as soon as the beer was poured.
black as night. no light shining through this at all.
slight tartness (licorice?) in the flavor at first sip but that was gone before you even swallow. finishes very smooth.
this would be a bit better than the export stout, but only just.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2004 12:05:23 | More by joecast
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Cascade Special Stout from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.