Cantabrian (959) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Re-rating on 10/04/2014 Aroma of milk chocolate, suddenly changing to chilly soy soauce, those that go with Malay food. Better impression than previously. Salty stout, I like it. - The original rating was: What disappointment...A Tasmanian stout "had everything to work", but it doesn’t. This is hardly a stout. Looks muddy, with no head, smells like cheap chocolate and something skunky - a possum? Tastes like nutella and dirty water. Perhaps they should take this one to extinction too. Or else, there’s still time and plenty of space to make something better out of it.
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Pretty aggressive pour got a near jet black pour, just some tinges of red at the bottom of the glass. Medium carbonated but did get a large dark brown head the quickly disappeared into just film.It did leave a good amount of lacing. Maybe too over carbonated as head retention is pretty good in a few swirls
S-- Dark roasted malts being most evident and then a slight bit of a coffee finish. Has a bit of a peat smell in this as wood is evident in the smell. No sweet smell to this at all and pretty much has looked and smelled like a classic stout.
T-- The coffee taste seriously helps the beer out as it is on the thin side. Roasted malts are there but need to be kicked up a bunch more. Lacks thickness but is smooth.
M-- A tad bit over carbonated and could use a lot more malt and coffee to back a thin side but it is still smooth and balanced for what it has. Does have some coffee bitterness but needs more for a really good punch.
D-- At 5.8% it is very drinkable. It is a bit hard to find as Coopers Stout really dominates the market in Australia. Still, this is a good stout. It has some weak points but this is an enjoyable stout. A workable offering from one of the big breweries in Australia. With a little more body this would be very good.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. A very nice stout. Good malt characteristics. Cascade’s best brew by far
northropfrye (2902) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark colour with white head. Roasted aroma, no coffee, more on the sweet side.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
There should be more love for this stout. Obviously it’s not one of those stouts that is going to blow your mind or your head off, but it is superbly balanced, sessionable, and full of smooth roasted mocha flavours that combine well together. Great for summer. Well worth a shot
Brodies_Best (264) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle. Pours dark with quickly fading tan head. Aroma o alcohol, toffee, caramel and lightly roasted coffee beans. Slightly acidic smooth very easy to drink dry stout with medium body. Sweet roasted malt aftertaste.
KeefOz (1214) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012 Poured an opague black colour with a thin beige head that dissapated quickly. Initail aroma of burnt barley that quickly went to a chocloate flavour. First taste was of burnt barley but this was quickly replaced by a subtle chocolate flavour. Medium to full bodied with a smooth and slightly sweet finish. Not a full on flavoured stout but quite nice.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly dark in colour with a skim of mocha head that seems to be slowly dissipating. Good chocolate and slightly roasty aromas are apparent. Lightish body and a flavour that trends toward burnt caramels with lovely sherbet-like mouthfeel. This is a bit of a dark horse in the stout world. When you think of Cascade you think as a larger brewer it’ll skimp on the flavour, but this is patently not the case. While this beer isn’t the most complicated stout I will ever drink, it is eminently sessionable and has a good spicy orange finish. Reasonable price and a tasty drop which I shall be returning to time and again (and I love stout). Well done.
omega (840) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lighter style of stout. Subtle coffee notes and very little mouth feel make this an easy drinking beer.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Bottle. Pours Black with decent tan head and lace. Aromas of Coffee bean, milk, mocha, tar, grassy and floral hop notes and a decent choc roasty note. Med body complex malt profile, generous carbonation - med-high. Decent hop flavor, balanced with a toasty note and malty body finishing up a touch light.