Skookum Cascadian Brown Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Skookum [skookuh m] (adjective) from Chinook, West Coast North America 1. A monster indigenous to the Cascade region. 2. Strong, reliable, and/or hard-working 3. Big, bold hop characteristics with a smooth, rich maltiness 4. The unofficial fuel of the Cascadian revolution.

Formerly Black Toque.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-23-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MilkLeg
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DamageCase76
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pours a nice brown with a inch thick tan head that laces the glass pretty well. The nose has some earthy notes but a nice mix of hops and malt are the most pronounced. The malt comes through on the tongue but is well balanced with hops and end slightly bitter. The mouth feel is probably what I'd call medium bodied. I do tend to like a lot of Black IPA's and Cascadian style beers because of what I perceive as the balance between hops and malt. It didn't disappoint.

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3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A Phillips "Hop Box" standard, pours a dark cola brown with correspondingly mocha colored foam. Aroma is complex, sweet, hoppy, and smoky all at once, I get coffee and chocolate along with some citrus, red berry, and tropical notes. The hops are subdued for a beer dubbed an "IPA" and this beer probably falls somewhere between an American brown ale (which can be aggressively hopped compared to English examples) and a Cascadian dark or black ale, the categorization given here. Tastes much like a chocolate covered coffee bean that includes some grapefruit and mango, some classic Phillips herbal/hemp oil notes, a little understated pine, and nice chewy malts that recall a porter. Maybe a hair too ashy. Well-executed example of a tricky style: Too much hops and you get unpleasant clashing of flavors, too little and you get another beer style.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml brown bottle with twist off cap poured in a pint glass. Bought in a mixer 12 pack from Willow Park in Regina.

The title here says American Black Ale, but it's more of a Brown Ale, and the label calls it a Cascadian Brown Ale.

Brown and a little hazy with red/amber highlights. Beige head is 1/2 inch on the pour and recedes to a thin cap with spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma is mostly hops but with some malt backbone. Citrus and pine mixed with malts.

Kind of a interesting mixture. Brown Ale with a full body and chewy malts mixed with an IPA with american citrusy hops. An interesting style and pretty refreshing. I'd like to see them back off the hops just a tad (maybe different varieties?) to increase the drinkability a little. A solid offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Skookum Cascadian Brown Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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