Cashmere Hammer
3 Sheeps Brewing

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Stout - American
Ranked #198
Ranked #11,100
3.96 | pDev: 9.85%
3 Sheeps Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Cashmere Hammer drinks like the best darn milkshake you’ve ever had. It’s rich, creamy, packed with chocolatey goodness and an earthy spice that can only come from rye malt. And, as if that isn’t rare enough, this beer is nitrogenated, something shockingly few breweries in the country can do in a bottle. We spent 18 months in research and development building our double-secret bottling line to get that smooth, velvety mouthfeel that only nitrogen can impart.
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gaviga from Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Lovely, silky mouthfeel. Taste is smooth, very little if any perceived harshness. Tastes of chocolate and some yeast fruitiness. Overall a very delicious and enjoyable beer!

Oct 08, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle split with my wife. Not nearly as pretty as most nitro stout pours with very little cascading action. Aroma features dark malts and coffee with a hint of sour dark fruits. Taste is similar. Mouthfeel is thin and flat even for a nitro beer. Overall it's very underwhelming.

Feb 06, 2020
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osheamatth from New York

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is as close to a Guinness any American stout has ever come. Beautiful nitro head dropping into that deep black color. Chocolate roasted nose with full dry stout flavor of caramel, smoke and tobacco. Lovely mouth feel too. Great beer.

Mar 28, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very chocolatey with hints of roasted malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel from the nitrogen carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

Jan 20, 2019
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laketang from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour this beer accordingly and you will be happy with the thick, pillowy head topping off a deep, dark stout. Roasty, chocolatey goodness with a smooth, creamy feel. A nice abv level allows you to have a few in a row. Good job!.

Dec 09, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label has bottled on date as '08/24/18'.
Black colored body with a very tiny edge of dark brown edge when back lit. Head upon initial pour is a thin cap, which sticks around and adds a thick ring. Each sip leaves a thick pattern of lacing.
Lots of dark roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma. I do not discern the spicy rye malt.
Taste is dark roasted malts, chocolate, and the spicy rye malt. Good balance throughout.
Has the nitro creamy and smooth texture for mouth feel, but thin, and less than anticipation. Okay carbonation.
As advertised, this is a chocolate milk shake tasting beer. I think the nitro effect takes away some depth of smell and flavor, but in the end, the beer is very tasty and smooth.

Oct 19, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown color. 2/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, chocolate, slight roasted malt, slight oatmeal, and a hint of spicy hops. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a slight roasted malt, bitterness. Tastes of strong sweet malt, chocolate, slight roasted malt, slight oatmeal, alcohol, and a hint of spicy hops. Overall, good appearance, too bitter, oddly weak in body, but good feel.

Sep 25, 2018
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I found this better than BA-ers.
a) Solid midwest build, opaque black body sporting measurable and lasting and lacing head.
s) The roasted malts offer a coffee house, bitter aroma of espresso, toaster oven, and bittersweet chocolate.
t) Intense and flavorful. Lots of inky dark chocolate /cacao that transitions so nicely to the malt and the spicy rye bitter finish. The see saw makes it complex, intense, and a great last beer of the evening.
f) Velvety, smooth - as it sounds a "cashmere hammer" so well named.
o) A stunner at 6.5% I'd buy cases in can. Ship to NJ.

Sep 13, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso, smoke, caramel, brown sugar, nuttiness, spicy rye, and toasted dark/brown bread/crusts; with lighter notes of charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/black/rye/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso, smoke, caramel, brown sugar, nuttiness, spicy rye, and toasted dark/brown bread/crusts; with lighter notes of charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/woody hop, roast/char bitterness; and rye spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso, smoke, caramel, brown sugar, nuttiness, spicy rye, toasted dark/brown bread/crusts, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/rye/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is a delicious American stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/rye/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Over carbonated, but it was not an issue for drinkability at all. Really rich for the ABV, with well balanced dark/black/rye/bready malt complexity, and nice earthy hop presence. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Mar 24, 2018
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CreedeSon from Illinois

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

Cashmere Hammer, a rye stout, is built with nitrogen as a key . American Stout style beer brewed by 3 Sheeps Brewing in Sheboygan, WI. Nitro 12 ounce bottle. Black, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt.

Feb 05, 2018
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MrGraybeard from Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque brown, but seems undercharged on the nitro. While a creamy skin persists, the brew sits basically flat. Just a bit of lace coats the glass. Nice roasty aroma with a hint of diacetyl. Taste is coffeelike with a bitter finish. Substantial mouthfeel. but again, feels a bit flat. Good brew that I suspect would be better on tap.

Dec 29, 2017
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Nimbus_ from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Nearly pitch black with a very inviting 2 fingers of milky tan head. Since the bottle is nitro, it also gives that beautiful cascading effect.

Smell: Cocoa, milk, and roasted malts. Really balanced aromas. Overall, pretty classic for the style.

Taste: Sweet milk chocolate, a heavy bready malt characteristic is there as well, but it surprisingly doesn't taste as roasted as the smell would suggest. A simple combination, but still very full of flavor!

Feel: The nitro makes this brew creamy and smooth. There is still a solid presence of bubbles though. which is off-putting at first for a nitro brew, but it actually suits this one quite well. Very easy to drink overall.

Overall: While this beer doesn't do anything special or out of the ordinary, it is a full of flavor and goes down super smooth. I'd highly recommend this to anything who likes easy-to-drink stouts or wants to try a new nitro beer.

Nov 23, 2017
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oily black pour with a firm beige head of 3 fingers. Lots of scattered lace left behind.

Aromas of crisp chocolate malt and roast barley, lactose, and copper.

Flavor is very smokey, roasty, with suggestions of chocolate and oats. Strong coffee influence. A nice bitter cocoa finish at the end.

Feel is naturally creamy due to the nitro. Very nice crisp, roasty finish as well.

Overall, Cashmere Hammer is a solid stout worth trying if you've never had it. It's nothing groundbreaking but it's simple and enjoyable and that's worth a lot.

Jul 21, 2017
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Ferretferret from Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my top five beers, and produced by my favorite brewery. It is the only nitro I would compare favorably to Left Hand's own product, and, to be honest, it isn't that far off from being a clone (albeit, again, just a hair better).
A splash of chocolate intermingles with the smooth, thick nitro feel, with the coffee roast washing it all away. This is the flavor profile that makes a beer national - I have no doubt beers like this are the reason for 3 Sheeps incredible expansions over the past few years.

Apr 23, 2017
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demott1206 from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark brown/deep ruby with creamy tan head , nice lacing through the finish . Nice aroma , not overpowering. Mouthfeel velvety smooth , not much carbonation . Heavy chocolate flavor with coffee and nutty undertones . Looking forward to the next one !

Apr 23, 2017
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JRick4 from Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle had a lot less head (almost none) than I expected for a Nitro. Maybe would be better out if a tap?
Came out dark black and looked good.
Not as creamy as I'd hoped but had a nice mouthfeel (little bubbly).
Nice tasting dark beer without a bitter coffee aftertaste.
Not fabulous but a good beer that I'd drink again.

Jan 02, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 12/27/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge tan head; strong, frothy lace.

Fresh earth, raspberry & dry chocolate notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Raspberry, fresh earth & dry chocolate flavors. Interesting & easy to drink; not revelatory but I'd have another.

Dec 30, 2016
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nitro pour into a bulbous pint.
Gorgeous dark brown body floats a 1/2 in tan head.
Cocoa aroma with stone fruit notes.
Flavors match with a hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a dry cocoa finish.
01/19 update
12oz bottle poured into a becher looks the same. I still get a stone fruit aroma, but more roast coffee and the flavor is all coffee with a cocoa finish.
Same nitro creaminess.

Overall, still quite good.

Jun 18, 2016
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Savan from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Over all a fine beer indeed. A silky feel from nitro bubbles and a taste that is like sunday breakfast when your stoked for a feast! smells like chocolate and looks like midnight.

Apr 26, 2016
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chicago (Bottle from Woodman's in Kenosha)

Nice dark pour with creamy tan head. Aroma pleasant, with chocolate, rye and malts prevalent. Very light texture and feel going down. Tastes like a coffee chocolate shake. Mild stout and an excellent desert / post meal offering. Great nitro offering in a bottle - something hard to pull off. Keep'em coming 3 Sheeps Brewing!!!

Nov 28, 2015
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AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, no date. Pours black with a small sized dense tan head; good lacing on the glass. Smells of roasted malt, rye, some char, and come cocoa. The taste is almost exactly the same with roasted malt, cocoa, and char with a mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel was silky and carbonation was below average; perfect. Overall, nitro offerings are a rare treat and this stout was a good example of its style. Worth a try.

Nov 24, 2015
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a 3 Sheeps pint.
6.5% ABV

A - The heavy pour doesn't quite work like Left Hand's nitro Milk Stout causing Cashmere Hammer to erupt over the side but it's short-lived cascading forms into an ever-lasting plume of tan foam that refuses to collapse into the black beer.

S - Heavily roasted malts offer a bitter aroma of burnt toast, espresso, and bittersweet chocolate while the unique addition of rye brings spiciness to the forefront with a nice bite.

T - Not nearly as roasted in the flavor profile, Cashmere Hammer leans more towards a milk/dark chocolate combination that smoothly leads to a moderately spicy rye bite on the finish.

M - With a velvety smoothness on the palate to compliment the rich flavor, Cashmere Hammer goes down wonderfully due to the nitro carbonation.

O - 3 Sheeps' Cashmere Hammer begins with a wonderful appearance and cap of foam that contains its roasty aroma through the smooth flavor and even smoother body and finish. Add to these already quality characteristics the unique addition of rye, and the spiciness associated with it, and you've got yourself an excellent stout!

Nov 21, 2015
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robear from Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice alternative to your usual oatmeal or standard nitro stout. The rye presence is not over the top but definitely noticeable and give the beer a warming effect on the finish.

3 Sheeps is making some great beer!

Nov 10, 2015
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Ottoj55 from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, this is a bottled nitro beer. You'll feel reckless doing this, but pour it vertically and watch the cascading effect of a nitro tap in your pint glass. Amazing. Black beer, cream foam. Smells of dark chocolate, roast malt, nice. Tastes incredible, dark chocolate, coffee flavors, the rye adds a nice hint of spiciness to it, balanced by the nitro cream. Mouthfeel is amazing, creamy, light bodied and dangerously easy to drink.

Nov 06, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark brown body, thick, fine bubbled one finger brown head with good retention and splotchy dependent lacing. Smells of rich cocoa, mild dark fruit, a bit of mint. Not too complicated, but clean and appealing. Flavour is cocoa, milk chocolate, less dark fruit, mild mint which is perhaps from the rye. It's a rich chocolate flavour with nice earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, pleasant nitrogenous mouthfeel, creamy and smooth. It works quite well with this base. Easy to drink. Overall, this worked quite well with the nitro and the base rye stout; the flavours aren't too complicated or in-your-face, but they are quite balanced and makes for a pleasant, flavourful drinking experience.

Oct 28, 2015
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