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Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Sweet Stout
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18577) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Dark brown, no real head to speak of. Aroma of demerara, with hints of prunes. The flavour is toffeeish, slightly earthy with notes of brown sugar and light chocolate. Not all that roasty - has a foreign-stouty kind of character. Hint of black malt tartness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (13469) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft.- Roast malts and milk chocolate. Black with a thin beige head. Great roast mats and mellow chocolate. Next to no bitterness and a great oatmeal mouthfeel. Great on cask.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on hand pump-pours a tan head and black color with ruby red highlights. Aroma is dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-sweet molasses/oatmeal, roasty, dark fruit, slight sharpness. Mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle. Black body with a small chocolate coloured head. Moderate hoppy aroma with muted malt. Fair bit of hoppy bitterness and moderate underlying malt. Average to medium palate. Pleasant but a bit non-descript.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9405) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at Swans. Dark brown pour. Coffee, some nut, roast, and oat. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Slightly transparent black coloured beer. Chocolate aroma. Flavour also shows huge amounts of chocolate, some coffee, fruit, and a faint roastiness on the finish. Little bitterness. Well-crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9230) - 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.


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