Brewed by Cascade Brewery (CUB)
Style: Foreign Stout
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Fatty Appleton, a colourful brewery worker, was known for his ability to carry 2 Firkin barrels under his arms (yes, they’re known as Firkins). It’s a skill that would work as ’crowd control’ when things got out of hand at the local. Deep and rich in colour, Stout has a slightly nutty roasted flavour and chocolate characteristics, with a smooth and creamy body and pleasantly bitter after-taste. Fatty Appleton would approve!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2004
Dark brown with a small, light brown head. Nice chocolate malt and roast barley aroma, but with some harsh, burnt astringent smells also. Taste of roast barley with a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2003
A nice stout, light body, not much head, roasted malt flavours [coffee, caramel, cocoa], nice level of bitterness and pleasant aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (688) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2003
2 December 2003 New 375ml bottle: Aroma was quite metallic with not much else. Black with hints of red/brown when swished up the sides of the glass, quickly diminishing head. Flavour was sweet, mildly roasty, mildly coffee and with a gentle roasty note and hop aftertaste. Highly carbonated. Older 345ml bottle: Aroma was a bit coffee like. Very black with brown highlights when swirled. Reasonably strong roasty notes with coffee, a hint of cocoa and strong hopy bitter aftertaste. Highly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2003
As far as stouts go, this is a cracker. Cascade are now into special and seasonal brews. This one is a tad heavy to start the night, but certainly a top finisher. If anything, a little too over the top in the coffee stakes, but with just the right levels of burnt malt and a slither of chocolate thrown in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2003
This is best stout i have tried, it is smooth, and is full of flavour, quite complex with a mix of flavours. A little coffee in perfectly roasted barley with a touch of bitterness at the finish. Nothing takes over this brew. Grab a pint wherever possible.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2003 Total Score: 2.7
Smooth and grainy. Flavoursome, and rich. This beer is a good stout but not great like a james squire porter for example. Pretty one dimensional flavour, tastes like coffee but tastes like the malt has been roasted just right. just the right amount of body not to overwhelming but plenty there. If you like a sdtout give it a burl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2003
You can only get this stuff in Tassie and it tastes pretty much like Cascade Special Stout. This is a fine drop for the southern winter.
Earlier Rating: 7/28/2003 Total Score: 3.8
The best of the 'watery' stouts in Aystralia. You can taste it right from the word go. Afte taste is a little strong, but I love this stuff on a cold winter's night,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Dont be fulled, this is no lesser stout but just a little brother. Cascade special stout is just kept out of the publics greedy little hands for a little while - to let it develop further. Leave this one to cellar a bit and expect a much nicer drop, none the less not a bad effort. cheers
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2003 Total Score: 3.7
I quite like this stout. It is not exactly full bodied though and the head retention is quite low. However the faint coffee taste and the bitter aftertang make it quite a nice drop. A bit more body and it would be a very good drop. Id leave it to cellar a bit if you can control yourself. cheers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 Although I quite like stout, this particular drop is overpowering. The scent and taste of strong coffee was too much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2003
Pours deep dark brown, edging on black, with a beige-brown sudsy head. Not very good retention, to spite medium carbonation. Instant coffee aroma with sweet caramel coming through. Thin mouthfeel, quite watery infact. Slight tingle in aftertaste. Feels more like tooheys old! Initial bland sweetness with a roasted bitter finish. Bit of coffee and liquorice in the aftertaste. If it had a bit more body and feel it'd be alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fez (17) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2003
Not being a mad keen stout drinker, I was more than impressed when offered one of these. Consistently good brew that sneaks up on you after 8 or 10 pots.... One of the jewels in the Cascade Brewery crown.

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