Cascade Stout | Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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Cascade StoutCascade Stout

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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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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 28
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 dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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 bylerteck
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Viggo
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of dgilks
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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 ADZA
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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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 XsoldoutX
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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 pin
3/5  rDev -11%

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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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 doktorhops
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a Stout I've had a few times in the past when Coopers Extra hasn't been within arms length and it has taken me this long to get down to reviewing it, better late than never. Cascade is a brewer that is for me one of the better macro Lager brewers in Australia, which isn't saying much because I hate Aussie macro Lagers, nonetheless if there is an occasion where macro is the only choice Cascade is for me said begrudging choice (or Resch's "Pilsener" aka Lager).

Poured form a 375ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Tar black impenetrable body with a tan head that subsides to a ring of lace around the glass.

S: A strong whiff reveals a heady aroma of roasted coffee, burnt chicory and dark chocolate. There are some sweet barley characters along with a hint of vanilla, all standard Stout aromas.

T: Flavour-wise not nearly as interesting as Coopers Extra Stout, there is a lingering wateriness that plagues the whole mouthful and although the flavours are spot on with the aroma the promise of those flavours is somewhat lacking. Cocoa sweetness and a lingering dry finish complete a taste profile that is ultimately a little disappointing.

M: Mid to light bodied with aforementioned wateriness and a light but sharp carbonation.

D: Let's not beat around the bush - this is an ok Stout, if you can't get Coopers. It lacks overall complexity in the flavour profile, it's overly dry and watery, but it gets the job of being a Stout done. When talking about price it is more expensive than Coopers, which is a bit of a travesty because you know Coopers are putting much better ingredients and care into their brew... I feel like a Coopers Stout now.

Food match: Ideal main course would be a hearty beef stew with a chocolate cake/tart/pudding for dessert.

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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 Naerhu
2.72/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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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 BucBasil
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Shy5
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of joecast
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of mulder1010
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of endless1408
4/5  rDev +18.7%

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