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Diesel Imperial Stout - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Diesel Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-10-2011)
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-02-2012 01:09:19 | More by Kopfschuss
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Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-27-2014 16:43:45 | More by PZBREW
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Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-17-2012 20:01:35 | More by The22Lou
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-05-2013 18:57:37 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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jorgerod99

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-21-2014 00:44:18 | More by jorgerod99
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Lordkrystic

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-11-2012 02:12:17 | More by Lordkrystic
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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-10-2014 05:23:53 | More by stript
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +10%

A - Dark and stormy rum complimented by a rim of mocha-camel foam. Elegant lacing endures.

S - Milk chocolate and hazelnut. Melted Nutella spread on toasted white bread.

T - Sweet, mellow vanilla-bean bourbon. Awesome and delicious. Spiced rum, cinnamon and nutmeg. Chocolate malts shine through, pairing wonderfully with the cocoa beans with which it is aged. Phenomenal chocolate character.

M - Gorgeous and with lovely balance. My only criticism is that it could be thicker and with greater viscosity.

O - Astonishingly, I found this far more impressive than all of the sours on which Cascade made their name. And I tried every single sour pouring. Truly a phenomenal beer which took me completely by surprise. Underrated for sure.

04-21-2014 07:35:27 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2013 03:17:48 | More by Callmecoon
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Telestic

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2012 12:12:45 | More by Telestic
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 03:22:04 | More by Kurmaraja
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 07:38:16 | More by kamikazeokami
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 04:36:39 | More by SocalKicks
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2011 17:10:22 | More by beerhorn12
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2014 23:29:57 | More by strongaf
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AApparel

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2012 19:08:42 | More by AApparel
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John_M

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap at the barrel house last night. I think this is what I had (it was listed as the vintage, barrel aged diesel).

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is complex and really pretty amazing, as I pick up dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon and dark fruits... maybe a touch of vanilla and smoke as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though I get almost a gritty hoppy bitterness on the finish, along with some heat from the alcohol (unusual in a cascade beer, though the heat is not excessive). The beer starts out fairly sweet, and is initially dominated by the dark chcolate and vanilla flavor. Then the hoppy bitterness comes on strong and dries the beer out considerably. There's still a sense of sweetness and richness in this beer, but it's not as over the top as i was expecting. Mouthfeel is full, with a long, boozy, slightly gritty finish.

While an excellent beer, this is so rich and intense, I'm not sure I can see myself ever drinking more than the sample size taster I got at the barrel room. Not that it matters I guess, as I expect the odds are very low that I will ever see this beer on tap again.

12-30-2011 17:14:29 | More by John_M
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%

8oz pour in a snifter style glass
Enjoyed with dessert at the Portland, OR barrel room on 9/2/12

***This is either Diesel #2, or another as it was barrel aged.***

A: This one pours completely opaque black. I don't get any light through this one. Not a ton of head, just a light tan ring. It leaves some sticky lacing bits on the glass. The head forms around edges.

S: Beautiful nose on this one. It smells of delicious dark chocolate and roast dark coffee. Then you get that barrel character coming through: vanilla, caramel, and toffee. I also see what some have mentioned about the molasses and some dark fruit. Finish is long and the toffee notes linger on the palate.

M: It's a full bodied brew but easy drinking. Even the non-beer loving wife dug it with chocolate nibs.

*** Big like with chocolate dessert

09-10-2012 20:20:54 | More by inlimbo77
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DoubleJ

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

A rare Cascade beer than isn't soured. Apparently it has been double matured in whiskey barrels. A great way to end the Beachwood Sour Fest, on to the beer:

Super black with a little bit of head and thin lace. It's easy to spot the whiskey in the nose, because it comes out in spades. In fact, if I were to smell blind, I would have said whiskey before imperial stout, it's that dominant. The beer component is much stronger in the taste, which is where this beer starts to earn its fame. Lots of licorice and whiskey character, and also doses of toasted oak and baker's chocolate. Very rich and full bodied, smooth, chewy, all while the alcohol is hidden.

This is a whiskey lover's imperial stout. If you hate that spirit, stay away from Diesel. If you're the kind who loves to dump shots of Maker's Mark into your imperial stout, then this is your beach. I don't exactly hate or love the spirit, but what I do know is that I like Diesel a lot.

09-12-2011 05:16:17 | More by DoubleJ
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womencantsail

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: The beer pours essentially black in color with a thin tan head.

S: A really nice nose on this. A strong mocha character to it with plenty of roast and molasses. The amount of chocolate is quite impressive. Also some mild vanilla and licorice notes to it.

T: The flavor features quite a bit of roasted malt flavor along with a nice sweetness of vanilla, toffee, and molasses. As with the aroma, there is a heavy dose of dark chocolate with a pretty good helping of coffee as well.

M: The body is full with smooth, medium carbonation.

O: Easily the best beer I had at Beachwood last night. Really good stuff.

09-11-2011 00:14:00 | More by womencantsail
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2013 21:19:44 | More by switzer
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Rconn006

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-03-2012 07:01:53 | More by Rconn006
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2014 05:33:37 | More by duceswild
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-01-2013 23:24:34 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2014 00:40:40 | More by Beervana
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Diesel Imperial Stout from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.