Prancing Pony Black Ale Cascadian

Prancing Pony Brewery

Published June 18, 2020

A sign of the times here as Prancing Pony shelve their Black Ale and introduce, um, Black Ale. Or, to be clear, their original 6 percent ABV Black Ale is shelved for a new 6 percent ABV Black Ale. OK, let's try again: the original Black Ale was more in easy-drinking stout / dark ale territory; here they've taken inspiration from the Cascadian dark ales or black IPAs of the Pacific Northwest and upped the hops, body and impact.

The result is a beer that's less black than mahogany and leads off with sweet, sticky treacle, dark chocolate and dried fruit aromas. The hops are of a more herbal, drying nature, while its rather velvety mouthfeel releases a slow-building roasted finish run through with bitter cacao.

James Smith

Cascadian Dark Ale
56 IBU
Prancing Pony Brewery

42 Mt Barker Road
SA 5250

(08) 8398 3881
Open Hours

From 17/4/15:
Mon to Thurs: 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 8pm.

Plus an all-day menu seven days a week


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