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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Dry Stout
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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This Irish style stout is deep, dark, smooth and creamy. The use of oatmeal in the mashtun adds “silkiness” to the texture and body of this ale. Excellent paired with oysters, prime rib and your weekend brunch. Formerly known as Steelhead Stout.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2105) - Assat, Alberta, - FEB 10, 2013
Drinking now cuz it was in sale and we are tired from hiking out from Moul Falls in Wells Gray on a cloudless moonless night, feet soaked from standing in the middle of a creek with snowshoes on. Dark brown and a small bubbly head was all that the can would allow. Oatmeal, biscuit, some sweetness, cherry, light roast. Taste is so so. Light to faint bitterness. Weak roast, oatmeal, light choco. Dry. It’s ok and boring yet totally safe.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a dark brown with some light coming through with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, and faint black licorice. Flavour is roasted malt, almost burnt notes, mild-medium bitterness(some from the dark malts and some from the hops), resin, light pine/citrus and a medium-high dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1932) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
A solid dry stout. Way more flavor than Guinness. I get a lot of dark roasty notes and black licorice. Very attractive beer. Nice dark coffee and anise flavors. A solid dry stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5960) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs; thanks Ferris). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, bitter chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium light-bodied semi-dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but not smooth like I’d expect an oatmeal stout to be.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6298-20140502] Can. Fruity date roast aroma. Brown black body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted grainy wood date flavour. Full body. Average. (7/4/6/3/12) 3.2
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCx240 (94) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown. Frothy tan head, decent retention. Aroma is such dark chocolate, oats, and cereal. Taste is bitter, slightly earthy, with a hint of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Finishes long and bitter, was a lot thinner than I was expecting of an oatmeal stout. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Dark brown, thick head. Chocolate and a faint coffee aroma. Medium body, more chocolate, and some bright hops coming through on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exeter (399) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a a dark brown with large head, leaves good lacing. Tastes of roasted malts and dark chocolate with black coffee. Has a bitter finish. Not as "thick" as I would have expected, might as well have a Guinness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
A dry irish stout more or less indistinguishable from Guiness. Nothing wrong with it, but not much right with it either. Just a hohum dry stout. Very nice nose to it though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Light coffee aroma. Looks nice in the glass. Standard coffee and chocolate flavours. A bit thin on the malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1900) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Nothing wrong with it but there are far too many superior stouts available to bother with this one again.


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