Cascade Export Stout - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
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3.33/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours black with almost no head.
Big roasty aroma with coffee and also some oatmeal shown.
Similarly roasty, grainy flavours, with a hint of rum-like booze in there. Pretty full on.
Could us more carbonation and a thicker body to suit the rich flavours.
06-21-2011 01:47:54 | More by CrazyDavros
3.05/5 rDev -13.8%
Pours brown-black with a small lasting light brown head. Lovely smell of toffee, roasted coffee and chocolate, but a bit too much carbonation obscures the taste. Overall this is an enojyable stout, and I'd say it is the pick of the otherwise underwhelming Cascade beers.
10-16-2006 23:16:47 | More by norwichboy
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
time for my yearly review of cascade export stout. best before may 09
very "stout" appearance. could use more head but good lacing and a slight tinge of red at the edges. a nice black background in my stone 10th glass.
sweet chocolaty aroma with some roast in the background. i suppose this mimics the export style every well, anything stored over a period of time is going to lose its hop aroma first, and this has little if any. the malt remains and is welcome on a cool dark night.
cant help but pick faults as nice as this beer is. mouthfeel is too smooth, taste is too balanced, this beer needs an edge! is there such a thing as a session export stout??
as a compendium (like how i worked in that word?) of my previous reviews, ive upped the scores a bit, but still kept in mind this beer has some room for improvement.
slim pickings at the bottleshop saw me pick up the export stout. it might as well be winter, so i thought it appropriate.
head is nicely tanned, but pretty weak at retention. color is not quite black, mostly, but has some dark reddish purple mixed through.
pretty strong chocolate and roast aromas. if its got any late addition hops (which i doubt), they're easily pushed aside by the malts. maybe some black liquorice there too.
taste is pretty mellow, leaning towards sweet. little hop presence and the malt kind of fails to deliver when it counts. not bad, but doesnt make much of an impression. light mouthfeel doesnt help either.
one other note. thought cascade retired this one and was just sticking to the "regular" stout. the best before on this one is may '08 and its been steadily available since they re branded some of their others. kind of glad they're keeping it. even though its not great, at least its a bit different.
not sure about this one.
color is typical stout (no light coming through anywhere on the glass) with a milk-coffee colored thin layer of bubbles.
hard to pick the aroma. maybe over ripe bananas??
a much lighter flavour than i was expecting. slightly sweet with the roastiness staying in the background.
also a fairly light mouthfeel leaving the beer much more refreshing than i would expect. a bit different for a stout (at least i would think) but not bad.
09-20-2007 08:32:33 | More by joecast
4.47/5 rDev +26.3%
It pours black with a beige head which drops fairly quickly but leaves a little and some lacing.
This smelt so good that I actually did not want to taste it. Just content to swirl and sniff all night. Almonds, chocolate and coffee. Reminded me of the gelato flavours at my fave pizza place in Sydney, Cafe 2000 in Rozelle. It is Tonino in a glass. Wonderful.
The flavours on the palate are just as good and the bitterness is a great match with the milk chocolate I am snacking on at the same time.
My only complaint is that I would have prefered a slightly creamier mouthfeel but you can't have everything.
This is a cracker and will be a regular in my fridge from now on.
11-27-2008 11:15:54 | More by Macca
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
Black Opaque colour into a mug, with reasonable off white creamy rocky head. Average to good lacing.
Would have like a little more inviting aroma...but it had your typical charcoal roasty smokey notes to it, & maybe a little chocolate.
Taste was quite sweet, heavy, malts. Chocolate, cocoa, & a typical bitter finish...more of a sweeter stout though...& does finish a tad drier than maybe the Coopers Stout...
Hence, I didn't enjoy the drier finish as much as the coopers & would choose that over this for a nice stout (this just seemed a little lighter)
This was a thick stout but was carbonted more than I have seen & felt in other stouts.
As a stout should be...nothing too out there.
10-01-2008 08:05:30 | More by WHROO
3.6/5 rDev +1.7%
For me the best beer from the Cascade brewery. Opaque black with a tan head that disappeared a little too quick. The nose is pleasant, roasted nuts, a bit of tar and smokiness. Would have liked it just a touch more assertive. The palate is smooth and balanced and quite nice, but again for me, I would like it a little more assertive and not so restrained. A good easy drinking reliable stout
12-20-2009 09:48:11 | More by juju7
3.13/5 rDev -11.6%
750 ML poured into a wine glass
A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled black. Light brown one finger head that quickly dies to film. As drank on got a nice, thick soapy looking lacing.
S-- Earthy coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Get a bit of a metal smell but giving that to the hops. Reminds me more of a Baltic Porter.
T-- Quite earthy and nearly gritty. Earthy coffee, chocolate, malts and a metallic hop bite. Guessing POR.
M-- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Creamy in mid palate but finishes with dry chocolate and acidic coffee. Just a touch of sweetness in the end. Could be a little more robust though.
O-- Nothing really wrong with this at all. Not real memorable though. A few better of this style out here but this is workable and all that really matters.
12-29-2011 11:34:38 | More by mulder1010
3.13/5 rDev -11.6%
Dark brown - black in colour with a strong off white head.
Roasted aromas dominate with hints of coffee, choc and a touch of leafy hop aroma.
Palate is also aggressively roasted, with burnt flavours mingling with a hint of sweetness, coffee and a slight drying bitterness.
Overall a top stout, but there are plenty out there that are fuller flavoured. Not everyones cup o' tea due to the strong roast.
12-16-2003 22:22:21 | More by koolk
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
3.38/5 rDev -4.5%
Appearance-pours with a large frothy light brown head,good carbonation,and it's black when held up to the light.Good lacing.
Smell-Roasted malts,sweet smelling but not much aroma.
Taste-Sweet,slighty liquorice,dry with a bitter aftertaste,not bad at all.
Drinkability-This would be nice with a roast dinner,dont think i could drink more than a couple at a time as it's quite rich but enjoyable all the same.
11-26-2009 05:32:57 | More by keitho
3.33/5 rDev -5.9%
Had with lunch at Jam Packed at the old IXL warehouses in Hobart. One of the Cascade range that doesn't make a big appearance in Sydney.
Pours a dark black-brown in the body, with a moderate thickness. Head is crunchy and big-bubbled, although it takes a fairly vigorous pour to inspire it--light brown in colour.
Roasted malt on the nose, tending to that blackened sourness. Kalamata olive oil comes to mind. Light hints of dark chocolate, but it's all pretty mild. Not a big and boisterous stout nose.
Taste is a little sweeter, but still with that light weakness--it tastes a little like hot water that's had a small amount of chocolate dissolved in it. Some roasted bitterness on the back, but not enough, and the sweetness does tend to be the dominant character, weak as it is.
Quite light in the body, with a thin finish.
More like Tooheys Old than a true stout. Drinkable enough, with a bit of character, but nothing to write home about.
02-11-2011 08:15:08 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.8/5 rDev +35.6%
Sometimes simple is better. You'd look at this bottle and expect nothing, especially considering every beer made by this company is a mass produced lager. This beer looks tacky, but don't judge it by its cover. It's got an amazing rich quality of a stout without being too overpowering, again with a lighter mouth-feel so every gulp goes down smooth. It has a short finish so you never get sick of the flavour, with just enough bitterness on the end to remember it's still a beer. This is a true Tassie beer that will put a smile on your face and keep you warm in the winter. One of my all time favourites.
05-08-2014 09:38:21 | More by bfisher91
3.3/5 rDev -6.8%
pretty fair stout from cascade. like everything CUB has a hand in, their dark beers far surpass anything else they turn their hand to.
regulation dark stout color with a good head thats a tan hue that has good retention. the nose is the strong point, nice roasted aroma, with a chocolate malt scent thats rather alluring and has a very firm buttery presence. mocha flavor, with a gentle roasted element and a hint of forest fruits. nothing too complex there but enuff taste to keep one happy. alot like a less potent version of coopers best extra. light bodied for a stout, with some fizz, and a hop bitterness that is not too pronounced, but good nonetheless. handy, easy going drinking stout.
nothing to get mammothly excited about here, but its still good enuff to keep you going. a bit on the expensive side compared to others, but if its the only stout available when you need one, not the worst you can do.
11-20-2003 14:36:13 | More by diablo14
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottle: standard 375mL brown bottle, pretty standard macro label.
Appearance: a very dark brown heading towards black. A small head pops up and drops to a solid cap.
Aroma: roast malts, roast nuts and a definite smokiness over the top. Quite appealing.
Taste: the flavour is quite nice, but a little lacking. Like it is a bit watered down or something. What there is, however, is smoked roast malts with a bit of molasses behind.
Aftertaste: lingers for but a short time, however it is more a sessional than a stout.
Mouth feel: far too high in carbonation and light in body to be considered a stout.
Overall: not a bad dark beer, but it is far too light in body and high in carbonation to be considered a Stout. I agree with Lacquered Mouse - much more a dark lager than a true stout.
04-21-2013 04:35:25 | More by SmashPants
3.23/5 rDev -8.8%
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
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2011 06:19:40 | More by jarmby1711
3.93/5 rDev +11%
A - Very dark brown with a fluffy off white head. Sporadic lacing is left down the glass.
S - Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malty goodness.
T - Sweet mocha flavours with some dark malt bitter notes.
M - A little bit lighter than expected given the full on malt aroma and taste but still pretty full and smooth.
D - A good, tasty well balanced stout. Could polish off a few in a session on a cold winters night.
08-03-2007 11:42:03 | More by brendan13
Cascade Export Stout from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
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