Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
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. Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Dark beer with moderate creamy foam that lingers long. The label says "smooth and rich", I agree to the former statement. Very smooth and easily drinkable, caramel sweetness abounds. Lacking in "richness", however. Somewhat light. Quite nice as dessert. Pyobon (1392) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2013
(Bottle) Clear and dark brown, slight white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Medium body, good carbonation. Flavour starts with coffee, chocolate, dark toffee and has a slightly sour refreshing finish. Overall, very drinkable. Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Flat & dull aroma, nothing special. Appearance is extremely dark, definitely looks like the stout it should be. Tastes of caramel and burnt coffee, lingering taste of bitter malt and over carbonation. Palate is below average, has an over carbonated watery feel to it. Overall a drinkable commodity stout out of Tasmania, but nothing special. Bif (2237) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a good frothy tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate and bit of nut in the background. Taste of roasted malt with chocolate and nut. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, but a bit light for a stout. Smooth with a decent balance. Nice stout but seems to be a bit lacking in richness and character.
CaptainAhab (15) - Collingwood, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
Probably the best beer cascade make. Some nice toasty characters but a but thin and watery
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
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 (1520) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
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
375ml bottle. A very nice stout. Good malt characteristics. Cascade’s best brew by far northropfrye (3515) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
Dark colour with white head. Roasted aroma, no coffee, more on the sweet side.