Cascade Stout | Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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Cascade StoutCascade Stout

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 02-24-2004

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Photo of Cheeseboo
4.53/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours nice with a dark, foamy head. The smell isn't overpowering in any way and neither is the taste. It isn't bitter and doesn't have the nasty aftertaste of some stouts. Pretty good mouthfeel...smooth, but not creamy. I liked this a lot.

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Photo of Breeza
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Format: a 375mL light brown embossed bottle with a standard Cascade label. Looks macro, looks pretty standard fare.

Appearance: pours a heavy black with a proper, a finger of solid egg-shell stout head. Leaves a good trace down the side of the glass during the session.

Aroma: as usual with stouts, wasn’t much in the way of aroma. The minimal aroma was of roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee.

Taste: the flavour very much follows the nose, but with a great deal more strength. Plenty of those roasted sweet malts and lingering burnt coffee. Very easy to drink too, as the body isn't as heavy as a lot of English stouts.

Aftertaste: the flavour drops away pretty quickly, leaving just a hint of those sweeter malts. Very much a sessional stout.

Mouthfeel: a fairly thin mouthfeel for a stout, very easy to put away which is slightly concerning at 5.8 percent. Could use a touch more body.

Overall: I haven't enjoyed Cascade Stout as much since I moved from Sydney to Brisbane (Cascade being produced in Tasmania). It was good to find nothing had changed though - a nice, easy-to-drink stout that can be had all year round due in part to its lighter body and strong malt flavour. Only sold in cases of 16 rather than 24, which seems a bit weird to me since Cascade Brewery is generally considered a macro label. At AU$47 for the case of 16 though, still decent.

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Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Bockrules
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of Kulrak
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, poured black with a bubbly but brief head and a decent malty aroma, the taste is good roasted malt with coffee chocolate flavours quite bitter, not bad.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Real chocolatey made me wanting more

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Photo of Shy5
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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Photo of vancurly
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soju6
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Cascade Stout from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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