Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Sweet Stout
Victoria, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 15, 2013
smell is misleading of this amazing beer deep black color and thick as all hell with a sweet creamy taste of oats and very little choc and mild mild coffee so goooood

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (933) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Swans. Coffee, very thin all around. Flavorful and roasty. Overall, just "meh".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1183) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Noir avec un petit tête marron. L’arôme faible du chocolat. Le goût est du malt torréfié avec un peu du chocolat et très peu d’amertume. Servi à une bonne temperature. Il y a plein de meilleur stout selon moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Dark brown in color. Great aroma and flavor. Liked the chocolate and coffee malt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1373) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
August 17th, 2012 - Rounding out my flight of tasters at the Swan’s Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, is an oatmeal stout. This is a forgiving style, and even after the admirably flavorful tastes of this hotel’s scotch ale, there was a little bit of reconciling to do about everything else that showed up on my perforated paddle. My hope was that the oatmeal stout wasn’t bad. And in fact, it wasn’t. It reminds me of a Guinness, but with an added layer of roasted malt in both the nose and flavor, with an appealing dryness and a thin body produced by the addition of the oats. It’s not quite as sweet as I may have expected, but that’s okay. It’s still a dark note to end on, and goes some way to proving that where Swan’s shines (though with a dull sort of polished bronze shine) is in the darker styles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Dark with a cream head. Light bodied for a stout. No noticeable oatmeal. A touch of hops. Some coffee on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11 SOS: Rose mahogany stout with brilliant clarity. No head and no lace. Should be a little darker. Smells of malts, molasses, dark brown sugar, raisins. Taste is of roasted, sweet and buttered - which actually suits this well. A little too sweet IMO. Thin for the style with low carb, needs more body to feel right. Although this tastes okay and may be quite sessionable, it falls from the best or above avg oatmeal stouts. Too sweet, too thin. Serving type: on-tap 08-04-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small wispy light brown head. The nose is sweet and roasty with some black patent malt and chocolate fudgecake like notes. The flavor is thin roast and chocolate with minimal to no bitterness. Finishes with a sweet burnt caramel note. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, slight stickiness, light carbonation. Meh, pretty bland and middle-of-the-road stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13064) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Swans in Victoria. Pretty fair (at best) stout, but more due to faulty carbonation. Maybe they didn't hook up the CO2 correctly. Blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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