Diesel Imperial Stout | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 09-10-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
59
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
19.77%
 
 
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On tap at Borefts 2015. Dark pour with a litthe espresso head. Smooth moutfeel and excellent aroma and taste notes of coffee, milk chocolate and cocoa. Very well balanced.

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2013 vintage at the brewery. Had a lot of great sours here, but for me this was the best.

Belgian candi sticks out, while the vanilla bean and bourbon components are blended in perfectly. Great body, nice roasting as but just the right amount. It's sweet, but I like that and can't find anything to complain about here. A+

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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.

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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.

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Diesel Imperial Stout from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.35 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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