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

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RATINGS: 59   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - 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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
houblonchien (78) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1448) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4688) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2026) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
timfoolery (1123) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brleo (64) - - JUN 17, 2013
Not a bad stout at all. VERY flat (this is a good thing in my mind), almost zero head (disappointing). Goes down smooth, boasts a hearty oatmeal and roasted barley flavor which is exceptionally tasty. A great local stout in my mind.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Jesus, when does the punishment end? Why bother? The aroma in this is brutal. Unabashed booziness. This is probably the worst stout I’ve ever had. Pours dark brown with no lacing, no head. Finishes slightly sweet. Aroma malt that tastes lagery with unbalanced booze and strange malt. I was willing to show a good spirit through the lagers and bitters, but this is straight abuse. On tap at brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (454) - - OCT 11, 2012
650ml bottle. Black, roasty, dry, smooth, crisp, flat and generally unexceptional. I remember this being much tastier the time I tried it on tap. Maybe something gets lost in the bottling.


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