Cascade Stout - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
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3.63/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
05-24-2005 14:32:13 | More by Sammy
3.53/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
02-20-2011 06:46:49 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.38/5 rDev +3%
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.
05-29-2005 00:59:48 | More by Viggo
3.38/5 rDev +3%
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.
04-01-2011 10:18:29 | More by dgilks
3.53/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
08-20-2009 04:12:22 | More by laituegonflable
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
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
3.48/5 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
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
3.95/5 rDev +20.4%
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.
06-07-2011 14:37:38 | More by eric5bellies
2.6/5 rDev -20.7%
Thanks to TimE for bringing this rarity to Japan.
A - It looks like a stout, I mean opaque black, short dark head.
S - The richest dark chocolate aroma. I am now anticipating an amazing beer.
T - WTF happened? Wheres the beer? This is so GD'ed thin i am stunned. The brewery works magic in getting such an amazing smelling beer so wimpy. I guess I now know what a junky feels like when on methadone, there is just no kick or anything behind this beer. The dark chocolate aroma is diluted to half the richness of guiness (read "half of next to none").
M - Pass on this light beer posing as a craft beer stout.
05-06-2005 15:17:12 | More by Naerhu
3.2/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
02-24-2004 12:05:23 | More by joecast
3/5 rDev -8.5%
Poured into a SA Perfect Pint
A-- Pretty aggressive pour got a near jet black pour, just some tinges of red at the bottom of the glass. Medium carbonated but did get a large dark brown head the quickly disappeared into just film.It did leave a good amount of lacing. Maybe too over carbonated as head retention is pretty good in a few swirls
S-- Dark roasted malts being most evident and then a slight bit of a coffee finish. Has a bit of a peat smell in this as wood is evident in the smell. No sweet smell to this at all and pretty much has looked and smelled like a classic stout.
T-- The coffee taste seriously helps the beer out as it is on the thin side. Roasted malts are there but need to be kicked up a bunch more. Lacks thickness but is smooth.
M-- A tad bit over carbonated and could use a lot more malt and coffee to back a thin side but it is still smooth and balanced for what it has. Does have some coffee bitterness but needs more for a really good punch.
D-- At 5.8% it is very drinkable. It is a bit hard to find as Coopers Stout really dominates the market in Australia. Still, this is a good stout. It has some weak points but this is an enjoyable stout. A workable offering from one of the big breweries in Australia. With a little more body this would be very good.
12-29-2011 10:49:12 | More by mulder1010
2.38/5 rDev -27.4%
Appearance - 3.5
Poured two fingers of creamy beige head over a solid black body. Good head retention.
Smell - 3.5
Lots of roasted (sweet) and burnt (bitter) smelling malt in the smell. It got plenty of strength, other smells include bitter coffee, a little cocoa and
Taste - 2.0
Smooth malt upfront, burnt bitterness in the dry finish. Flavours include sweet malt, charcoal (yep, tastes like they roasted it a bit too long!), a whisper of hops and noticeable alcohol. Way too much burnt bitterness for my liking.
Mouthfeel - 3.0
Somewhat hard to judge with all the bitterness and burnt flavour, but it feels moderate to heavy in the mouth, with a smooth, light carbonation that suits the style.
Drinkability - 1.5
I really struggled to get through this one. I've previously enjoyed this in social situation, but sitting here sipping it without the distraction of pool, it really is hard to get down.
OVERALL - 2.65
I've said it before; I am not a stout drinker, I would choose a porter over a dry stout any day. That said, I still think this qualifies as sub-par. It only really has one flaw, but that flaw (overly burnt bitterness) completely ruins the beer for me. It's not priced badly, but after this experience, I probably won't be getting it again.
11-08-2007 14:07:41 | More by LittleCreature
3.23/5 rDev -1.5%
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
06-20-2005 07:01:01 | More by jarmby1711
3.25/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
11-21-2010 07:30:13 | More by Macca
Cascade Stout from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
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