Oblique Black And White Coffee Stout
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #93
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,984
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
60
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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
88
Very Good
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metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Portland, OR

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a thin white collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cold brew coffee and green coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but finishes with strong notes of cocoa nibs and vanilla beans in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and had a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the mix of flavors in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

Oct 01, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cascade Brewing Barrel House.
A surprising, bright clear amber body with a white head. Loads of exceptionally appealing coffee aroma and flavor. Lively carbonation to go with the medium body.
Highly recommended.

Jul 24, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

well this certainly is an interesting brew, another one of their non sour beers that they serve at the barrel house in portland. its really tasty, i liked it even better than the ipa they do. a blonde coffee stout, its amazing really, probably the best example of the style i have seen. comes out all looking like a pale ale, honey colored and clear with a half inch of lazy white head on it. the nose is a shocker, rich earthy roasty coffee, with some caramel malts and milk sugars it seems, lots going on, but it smells like a dark beer for sure, or like a vanilla latte, pretty cool. the beer is way less sweet than it smells thankfully, but it holds onto a little bit of residual sugar, giving it lots of body even without some of the darker grains. likely some oats in here too for that. the coffee is really good, like brewed espresso, which pretty much takes care of the low end where the dark malt would be. its smooth to drink too, feels palate coating and almost comforting. i dig that hard. not overly carbonated, but it really doesnt need to be with this body. inventive and well executed beer that finishes with vanilla and honey notes on top of the coffee. this would be a killer morning beer. they should bottle it.

Jun 06, 2016
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Moose90 from Washington

3.32/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a lightly pale golden color into the glass. There is excellent clarity and a pillowy white head atop the beer. Substantial lacing left behind is somewhat spotty and inconsistent.

S — Smells of lightly sweet malts and a bit of bitter coffee, almost like green coffee, not a lot of roasted or charred component here.

T — Taste is of a light golden ale, really quite refreshing, as it warms there is a nice coffee component to it as well. Nice balance of sweetness as well.

M — Light in body, there is enough carbonation to keep this crisp and clean.

O — Good beer here, not sure that it's a stout, a little bit light, but still a nice light coffee ale.

Aug 05, 2015
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Murp from Oregon

4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Try not to go into this one with too many expectations. It looks like a light blonde ale, smells like iced coffee, and tastes like a really good coffee toddy. It's hard to communicate how little sense it makes until you try it.

The end result is an ready drinking coffee beer, that's week suited for any time of year. it'slight and fresh enough to make a good summer beer, but with the robust taste you'd want in a winter warmer.

Scoring this one was little tricky tough. On one hand, the appearance isn't great. It looks like a glass of Coors. But half the fun is that a beer that looks so mundane tastes so unexpected. So it looks like a 2, at first. But take one sip, and all you can do is stare at it and try to figure out how the hell they made it.

Nov 12, 2013
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Sarlacc83 from Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Barrel House.

A: Golden color with a thin white lacing. Semi-transparent. It certainly looks like a blonde ale, so it summons up different expectations.

N: Lots of coffee in the nose. Roasted malt and a rye grain. Sweet whipped cream and a healthy dose of pine from the hops. Nothing overly complex, but it works.

T: Very much like a stout. Roast with a moderate amount of bitterness and a good amount of sweetness to round things out. Straightforward.

M: Dry with a rounded mouthfeel.

O: A fascinating concept and a solid execution. I wouldn’t drink this all day and every day, but I can certainly appreciate how it was pulled off.

Apr 22, 2013
Oblique Black And White Coffee Stout from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 60 ratings