Kurtos (172) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black, typical stout aroma’s of coffee, roasted malts and a roasty nuttiness.
Taste. Mainly espresso coffee, and a slight dark chocolate flavour accompanied with a pleasant bitterness throughout.
Overall. This beer just rates slightly above the crowd and is good for the price.
Mark_Eck (1550) - - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown. Smells of roasted malts and coffee. Has a slight sweet date of chocolate followed by coffee bitterness. Flavors are not very strong.
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin tan film for a head. Aroma of dainty cocoa and some stone. Flavor of chocolate, metal and water. somewhat runny, thin. Roasted sweet malt finisb with a touch of algae.
Jado (756) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 375 ml bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head that collapses to a collar. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, cocoa nibs and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is dominated by black coffee with notes of chocolate also evident. However there’s an odd mineral note that’s out of kilter. Dark chocolate aftertaste. Certainly not bad, but not my favourite stout.
gnoff (9472) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 375 ml at The Royal Oak, Launceston. Sampled on August 6, 2013.
As "Cascade Export Stout".
Black color, small tan to brown head. Sweet, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.
Draught at Cascade Visitor Centre, South Hobart. As part of a tasting paddle after the brewery tour. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
Black color, brown head. Coffee, sweet taste. Alcohol, coffee aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, high cry bitterness. Coffee, sweet scent.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Deep black in colour with a solid tan head. Aromas of roasted nuts and chocolate. Pleasantly bitter coffee after taste. Quite heavy with medium carbonation. One of cascade’s better efforts.
M_Sack (598) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with generous mocha head. A very subtle aroma of roasted grain and chocolate. Flavours of roasted nuts and chocolate with a slight hint of coffee towards the end of the dry palate. Lacking in depth but an enjoyable beer from a big brewer.
denemc (2) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love this beer. It is a beautiful dark colour and has a great head. Rich chocolate and coffee flavour with a nice bitter finish. For a commercially made Aussie beer this is a good one.
Theodopilos (68) - - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into my favourite beer glass, the snifter, a nice looking stout with a lovely beige head, aromas of roasted grains, flavours of coffee and dark chocolate, medium carbonation, a good stout, and cheap too
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Dark brown-black, with a little beige coloured head. Leaves a bit of lacing down the glass, but nothing remarkable.
Aroma: Most of the aroma is dominated by roasted grains, with a slight bit of dark chocolate. A little bit of coffee / dirty mustiness is just barely perceptible.
Taste: Again, mostly roasted grains and dark chocolate, with hints of coffee. Not hugely complex or inviting, but no real flaws apart from being a little too thin.
Mouthfeel: A bit too thin and a bit too carbonated for the style. Quite drying.
Overall: Not too bad, especially from a ’macro’ brewery that normally produces standard adjunct lagers, but not nearly as full-bodied and complex as a good stout should be. Definitely more of a sessionable stout.