Brewed by Longwood Brewpub
Style: Stout
Nanaimo, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Made using a combination of high alpha whole British hops like Target & Northern Brewer for bitterness and balanced against roasted chocolate and black barley malts. A rich, complex beer that is still quaffable.

CapFlu's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4687) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 3, 2013
Creamy beige head atop a black curtain. Solid roasted malt nose with a molasses sweetness. Nice palate, smooth and chocolate with a slight ashtray finish. This beer does a great job displaying depth while simultaneously hiding the higher ABV. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep ruby black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, burned and ashtray notes. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, roasty, burned, a bit of rubber. Light body, a bit of acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1141) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Black currant, toasted malt, molasses, sourness, and a little dark chocolate. Pours a silky black with a thin and moderately retentive mottled middling tan head. Taste is toasted malt, some molasses, nuts, chocolate and ending with coffee and very little hops. Drinkable, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at the brewpub, dark deep black color, with a tan head, with a mild chocolate, fruity yeast, chocolate chip cookie dough nose, with some light coffee, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, faint cocoa powder, burnt toast accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild fruity, winey yeast, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty character, with a coffee, burnt toast, mocha, faint molasses, fruitcake, subtle nutty flavour, leading towards a winey, fruity yeastiness, lingering roasted, chocolate malt bitterness, coffeeish finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (388) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bittersweet chocolate dominates this brew. Pours almost pitch black and has a dry chalky cocoa quality throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brleo (78) - - AUG 25, 2014
Good for what it is, this style of stout is still a wee bit heavy for me. Nonetheless, Stoutnik is a great entry level beer for those interested in exploring the foreboding russian imperial stout style. Black as an endless abyss, minimal dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish with some milk chocolate, coffee and licorice scents thrown in. Taste is surprisingly gentle for this kind of stout; neither oily nor overly-molasses flavored, nor with the hop punch of Old Rasputin or Narwhal. Predominant milk chocolate and roasted barley flavor, with a licorice bite afterwards. If you’re new to this style, give this one a whirl and then go on to deeper and darker things. If you’re local, the best way I could describe this is think Dark Matter x 2. Decent and forgiving for the russian style of stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GothGargoyle (1538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is cola, sugar, roasted malts. Medium-light bodied, bittersweet on the palate, slightly roasty finish. Flavours are roasted malts, mild liquorice, cola. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13140) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown, sweet with earthy dark sugars, balanced hoppiness and an earthy finish. Good rich porter brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out light roasted malt upfront, and some bready notes. Flavour is pretty restrained, with notes of light toasted malt and very mellow cocoa notes. Light-bodied, but at least no off-notes. It’s okay, but leaves a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color with creamy brownish head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel; the body is lean, not much residual sugars; roasted malt flavor, balanced, not burnt or ashy, with a light milky touch; correct bitterness.
Not exciting but quite good; not exactly imperial, more like a "1½ Stout".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TimE (3638) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
Dark brown color. Smells like an ashtray, dark chocolate but harsh and not good. Sour ashtray shit. Blah. Totally crap.

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