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


on tap


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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!

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TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2005
Dark brown head, pitch black color. I couldn’t figure out the nose at first, but after it warmed up a bit I got sensous milk chocolate, dark fruit and licorice and BBQ sauce. Very light bodied with milk chocolate dancing in the mouth. The finish is a bit watery, but still has some decent hop presence. Decent stuff.

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2005
Medium-bodied stout in the Australian style. Poured the colour of tar with a disappointingly short head. Interesting nose: roast nuts, chocolate, port, mud. The palate is light by international standards but fairly typical of local stouts (no demand for heavy winter warmers). Full-flavoured: chocolate and burnt toast. The finish lingers but is a little harsh for my taste. Much prefer the Coopers. (Bottle)

winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2005
Poured a dense looking black, witrh a smallish dirty brown head. Loads of chocolate malt in the aroma but seemed lacking complexity. Flavour a reasonable mix of vanilla, patent (roasted) malt, burnt toast, chocolate and expresso. Thin mouthfeel. More of a sessional stout than a sipper. Pleasant aftertaste. Even CUB can make a decent beer when they try.

Stew41 (2081) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Good effort. Plenty of primary flavours (ie chocolate and roast) and a nice choc orange tang as well. No worries drinking this in hot weather too.

ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2004
Every week I passed this in the back of the bottleshop fridge and never thought to grab it ( maybe the bland brown label reminiscent of the fifties ). Glad I finally grabbed one, this beer deserves a little more ’air’ time than it’s shorter, nerdier brothers Cascade Premium and Light. Poured an opaque black, with a mousse brown head that slowly forms a solid pad. Aroma is like freshly brewed coffee, with dark chocolate mixed in for sweetness. Flavour is sweet and biscuity in the front , heavily roasted in the back and mocha balanced in the middle. Became slightly cloying towards the end of the glass, to be it’s only down point. This Foreign Extra Stout deserves more advertising and respect, as it is a very good example of the old styles quickly swept under the counter, by the inoffensive bland macro-brewed ’lagers’.

beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2004
Dark Black in colour with big toffee coloured head. Big roasted cholate coffe flavours. MIld bitter tatse. Litte; Aroma.

vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
29 Aug ’04 Aroma: Sweet pleasant choc malt aroma. Appear: Nice brown retaing head, nice lacing, dark dark brown clear colour. Flavour: Simplistic but clear choc & hop malt. Palate: Nicely balanced easy drinking medium slight biterness.

Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Burnt malt aroma. Black colour with excellent head. Burnt malt flavour. Thick palate.

madquacker (1170) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2004
I fine black black beer. Milky chocolate. Good be better though if removed some of the sweetness.

ClarkVV (6865) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2003 bottle from Mutant (Thanks!). Pours well enough, dark brown with some lighter magenta/red tinges. Clear, not bottle conditioned. Small light tan colored head. Aroma of sweet syrupy caramel, rich toffee and tons of sweet oats. Flavor is very oaty, chewy/syrupy and quite sweet. Like creamy oatmeal with lots of brown sugar. Hops are not terribly apparent, maybe some bitterness on the finish. Not overly complex, though, and it does get a bit sweet. Lots of milk chocolate and caramel. Yeast apparent on the finish as well. Interesting, but I’d like more bitterness and complexity.

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