Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Dark brown. Strong bread aroma. Very rich malt flavor. Good hops balance. This is a winner! neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle from Belmont Station. Colour... dark brown with a massive, off-white head. Nose... sweetly malty with hints of toffee. Palate... burnt malt, stone fruits and boiled sweets with notes of dates, golden raisins and dried apricots all trailing off to a delightfully malty finish with a bit o’ booziness.
I think I’ve found my new "go to" winter ale! beastiefan2k (4054) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2015
12oz bottle poured into goblet glass Augustign goblet. Clear and dark ruby color. Lacing covers the surface of the beer. This is an Americanized English Strong Ale or maybe a session American Strong Ale. Aroma is unsugary slightly spoiled fruit maltiness. Its almost a bit barleywine-like. There is a bit of toasted malt. Nothing overpowering but strong. Flavor is sweet dark fruits at first and it fades quickly to an earthy malt with a faint generic hop end. Lightly sweet but unsugary, low hop character, well restrained but strong dark fruit presence. Its like a mini barleywine. Cascade Lakes is 2 for 2 with me, I’m always not expecting much but am very pleasantly surprised. boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
This is the same beer as santas helper just relabeled.
Bought at Boise coop
Look red with copper tones. White foamy head that disappears soon leaving lace
Smell not very strong. I kind of want more out of that..
Taste- a red with more flavor. Great spice but not overpowering. I can taste the malt in there without wishing I hadn’t.
Feel. Smooth medium body.
Overall a great beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5302) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
A bottle from Yamaichi via rakuten. I guess the low marks had me not expecting so much so I was pleasently surprised when I pour a wonderful reddish brown beer with a weak head. It has a great malty aroma of caramel & toffee. The flavor is really nice, it starts off with sweet flavors from the malts: toffee, caramel, figs, etc. It’s then followed by a dry hoppy finish but the pine flavor of Cascades is really muted. All in all I really like this beer!
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle picked up at Total Wine, which is my "out of season, but still good, local craft" superstore. Not the first, and certainly won’t be the last. A darker amber pour with a rocky foam head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, oak, and the slightest hinted hop impression. Flavor is a slightly rich, dusty caramel malt, with another wood note. A solid winter ale I’m sure, but this is doing just fine in the sun watching baseball. Quite the tasty session strong ale here. This would be a fine addition to the year round lineup. Reid (2605) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 oz single from Fred Meyer, S.Salem store. $1.25
Nice clear brown ale with a luscious light tan head..that is bubbly and creamy thick.
Good choclate ,coffee aromas..a whiff of what seems like whipped cream. Pleasant.
Taste is peppery coffee and cream, dark chocolate and a touch of pipe tobacco even getting a touch of peppermint and ginger..very nice really
Good strong mouthfeel..coasting but not uncomfortable.
Overall i found this a very nice beer for the colder weeks.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Garnet colored, moderate to large frothy sandy head, very nice lacing.   Very soft bistuity malt
like nose.   Smidgen of whole wheat bread like grains.   Smooth on the tongue, yet not heavy.   Nice malt base,
fairly biscuity without being cloying.   Very clean overall.   For a style that I am not too keen on, this one I am
really enjoying.   Wow, yeah, very clean and crisp.   Never thought I would say this, but very refreshing for an
English Strong Ale.   Moderate body, smooth almost velvety mouthfeel.   A touch of warming on the backside. &nbps
Seems pretty simple, yet very well put together.   Very slight hint of some medicinal alcohol at the exit, but its
minor.   This is one biscuity yet not cloying ESA.   I like it! Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
A remarkably English brew. Roust malts and an estery chocolate aroma. Tingly and sweet fruit fades to dry chocolate before a good bitterness washes back over the tongue. Boozy warmth stays with you long after it’s done. BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Roasted malts, chocolate and oranges. Spicy notes in the background. Sweet creamy finish.