Southbound Bad, Bad Cascade Brown
Southbound Brewing Company

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Brown Ale - American
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3.63 | pDev: 19.01%
Southbound Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
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RavenForBeer from Georgia

4.99/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: suburb chestnut color with a foamy creamy durable head.

S: Notes of toasted malt and coffee.

T: Light bitterness and strong full flavors of the aforementioned toasted malts and coffee.

M: Sweetness aftertaste and perfectly carbonated.

O: I don't even drink coffee as it is too bitter, but the light hints of coffee and bitterness in the beer are perfectly balanced with the toasted malt and sweetness of the beer. When I am looking for something other than an IPA, this is the beer I gravitate towards. I could drink it over and over again... and have!

Mar 10, 2014
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a impenetrable black with little to no head (just a slight ring around the glass edge). No retention; no lacing.

Incredibly roasty with few if any hop notes. Caramelized malts, coffee, tea-like astringency, dirt.

Dry, bitter hopiness throughout. Some underlying flavors of hard water, coffee grounds, burnt, and an intense and lingering medicinal hop taste.

Thin, dry, and bubbly. Light to medium body with a long-lingering aftertaste that begins to really overpower the beer itself by the end.

I would say that this is a very hoppy, very burnt-tasting American-Cascadian-Black-IP-Ale (or whatever you want to call it). With that in mind, I think it tastes better than it does when you are expecting a hoppy brown. I assume that that is the 'hat tip' intended by their use of "Cascade" in the name, but who knows.
The beer looks limp, flat, and lifeless. It smells pretty good, but is a little extreme in its burnt bitterness. The taste and feel were both okay as far as I am concerned, but on the whole it is a little much and kind of burnt me out about a third of the way though. So medicinal that it really started to remind me of gin by the end.
Would not have again; okay to skip over in favor of something else (depending on your tastes).

Mar 03, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

An ample, creamy and foamy tan head is also durable.
More flavor than average for style with a darker toasted roasted malt too.
Also has a tad more hops and, at near moderate bitterness, is way more bitter than the usual brown ale.

Medium body and carbonation.

O: recommended to those seeking a hoppy brown.

Jan 27, 2014
Southbound Bad, Bad Cascade Brown from Southbound Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 8 ratings