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


on tap


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RATINGS: 149   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, theyre known as Firkins). Its 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2004
Holy crap - where did this come from? I know Ive had this before at some stage but I dont remember it being this good. Black as black - completely opaque. Reasonable tan head. Seemingly low carbonation on the pour and open but some fizziness in the mouth. Amazing aroma - smooth malted milk, caramel, chocolate marshmallows, coffee with none of that graininess of a lot of stouts. Kinda like one of those stupid caramel-flavoured coffee things only in beer (and delicious). Certainly doesnt taste as good as it smells but is nice nonetheless. More marshmallows and a creamy yet thinnish mouthfeel with a roasty finish and not too much hop. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Dark, sweet and sour aroma, like stale coffee and fresh apple cider. medium bodied with some acidity, malty and roasted then drying out. Yep, Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Sour aroma. Light head. Dry mouthfeel. Slightly bitter, some roasted notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2004
Dark brown small tan head, lots of roast and chocolate aroma. Good mouthfeel. Some bitterness, just about right for making you want more.

   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 (197) - 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 (753) - 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,

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