Diesel Imperial Stout | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

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
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
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11
Gots:
1
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0
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.56/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a super dark brown with ruby highlights, minimal head, nice colour overall.

S: Pinot barrel with some dark fruit riding a wave bringing a boatload of vanilla and whiskey.

T: Light roast character, although there is a bit of a charcoal play. Pretty much a dark fruit dominated beer, the wine barrel clearly shows its influence. Prunes, dark grapes, fudge, and a fair amount of wood. Much less bourbon on the palate than I got from the nose.

M: Full-bodied, quite chalky and thick. A little over frothy.

O: An interesting beer for sure, I certainly wasn't blown away. Many people raved, I liked it, but it clearly wasn't the class of Cascade days.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark as night black in color with a thin brown head and left a good amount of frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: a ton of chocolate upfront on the aroma with some good roastiness, lots of coffee as well but also had hints of molasses and slight vanilla.

T: the chocolate character was just as intense as the nose alongside molasses, coffee, and roasty notes and a touch of vanilla.

M: the brew was full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a roasty, slight astringent, mild sweet, and creamy finish.

D: it still drank damn good and was not overly boozy or chunky.

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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was Diesel #2, not sure if that matters, but it was a different ABV, pretty sure it exceeded 11%.
04AUG12 - live cask

Oil black, mirror surface - thick. Smells of cocoa, molasses, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, leather, ink, more dark chocolate, hints of marshmallow. Very sexy. Flavor follows suite - sweet, complex with coffees, cocoas, vanilla and oak with bourbons and dates. A really nice beer. Seriously, they don't bottle anything like this?! WTF?! Thick, low carb and dry, then wet. A really fine beer. It was hot as steaming shit outside, but this beer was still wonderful.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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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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