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Brewed by Swans Hotel (Buckerfield Brewery)
Style: Sweet Stout
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A unique blend of seven varieties of malt and oats in this special recipe result in a rich, full-bodied stout, with a strong roasted character, a moderately full hop intensity and a creamy smooth finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
650mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and oat. Flavour follows similar with a slight sweetness. Solid oatmeal stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
Draft at "Beer Wars" in Vancouver 31/01/10. Cola brown with a thin head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee notes. Medium to full bodied taste. Smooth, not watery, lingering flavour that offered some bitterness and some sweetness. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2009
Poured into a snifter. Coffee-colored with tan head. Pleasing aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted oats. Flavor is medium bitter coco, mild sweet caramel in the mid-palate, light lactic character, nutty finish. Palate is smooth and creamy good balance between body and carbonation. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
Enjoyed right at the source, i.e., the bar at Swan’s Hotel on a damp, dark Victoria day (less than 30 minutes walking after downing another stout at Spinnakers!). Not much head with this one, what head there was being a tan in hue. Aroma was delicate and featured some roasted/toasted malts and coffee, but (sadly) no dark chocolate. The taste was primarily of burnt coffee and the aforementioned malts. Nice and all that, but not as good as Spinnakers. Mouthfeel tended to be on the thin side, with a small sweet note at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2967) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
Glass, 5 ounces, draught, at the pub, savoured on April 29, 2009; eye: black, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: light roasted malt, lactic, chocolate milk, slight hops; mouth: light roasted malt, lactic, chocolate milk, slight hops, finale in roasted malt with good presence of chocolate milk, medium body, light astringency, light acridness, lightly bitter, average carbonation, creamy texture, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue sur place, savourée le 29 avril 2009; œil : noire avec des reflets bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : léger malt torréfié, lactique, lait au chocolat, très léger houblon; bouche : léger malt torréfié, lactique, lait au chocolat, très léger houblon, finale en malt torréfié avec bonne présence de lait au chocolat, corps moyen, légère astringence, légère âcreté, légèrement amère, carbonatation moyenne, texture crémeuse, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bomber. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin and fading head that leaves a trace of lace. Nice chocolate/molasses/oatmeal aroma. Medium body, somewhat creamy with minimal carbonation. Sweet taste of molasses and coffee, with a barely piney edge. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
Deep dark brown, short-lived brown head, no lace. Pruney, liqueury aroma, dark chocolate. Bitter chocolate and coffee, with a fruit-acid tartness in the finish. Moderate bitter finish. Smooth medium-bodied mouthfeel. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
Draught at the brewpub, hand pulled
Almost black color. It has the aroma of the coffee brewed in the office. And the flavor too. Just a bit sweeter, less dry, maybe more fruity. Very common.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Deep dark brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is chocolate, cream, roasty with dried fruit. Taste is also chocolate, cream with dried fruit and oatmeal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle shared with tupalev. My bottle. Deep ruby-brown with a small off-white head. Roasty aroma with notes of toasted oatmeal, cocoa, and a bit of sourness. Medium bodied. Flavour is roasty, pleasant, but not as complex or full as I like from my stouts. Best before date was the week we drank it, so maybe it was a bit past it’s prime?


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