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Brewed by Nelson Brewing Company (Canada)
Style: Stout
Nelson, Canada

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Is a heavenly marriage of an Irish-style dry stout and an Oatmeal stout. By complimenting the dominant roasted barley accents of a dry stout with the unmistakably rich and silky finish that only oatmeal can provide.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Pours rich a creamy. Nice thick off white head. Full cup of coffee and sweet malt. This is a full beer that is a great example of the style IMO.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Nice and black stout with a thick, lasting head (the way I like it). Aroma is hard to describe, but pleasant. Taste is dominated by the oatmeal bitterness, although I can sense some sweet dark barley malt in the background. Love the bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
Awesome colour. Black/tan as night with nothing getting through. Awesome nose with walnuts, ancient grains & fresh rain dew....not to mention the oatmeal and chocolate notes! Well rounded bitter entry with lots of dark cocao but also an off-note of burnt toast. Mid-palate brings sweep of sugary oatmeal, but its over-sweet. True oatmeal is enjoyed for its grain quality, and not for the muted-down sugar soup that many people enjoy. Carbonation is perfect and the finish full of malted barley.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
This poured a dark brown with a smallish, light brown head. The head died off rather quickly and no lacing resulted. Aroma was very slight, a bit of coffee was suggested. Taste was nice, both malt and coffee were on show.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2008
Brun foncer, claire, gout imposant d avoine, peu de rotie et cafe. bof... Dark brown, clear, heavy oat taste. Lack of roastiness and coffee...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spoonman (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007 does not count
Was expecting a bit more body and flavour. Found it quite watery and thin but yet still a bit oily and an odd salty taste overwhelming the light chocolate and roast malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Very dark brown, slightly hazy, dense tan cap. Rich chocolate and coffee roast aroma. Same flavour profile, with coffee dominating, and an ashy earthy element. Quite an assertively bitter finish. A very nice stout in my opinion. I didnít find it watery at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 Not bad for a BC stout. Good black color and thick head. Aromas of oat, malt, and a little bit like burnt chocolate syrup. Some hops in there too! The flavor does erupt pleasantly and the draught becomes well-rounded, smooth, and bitter in a goodly way. Aftertaste has some roasted malt character that make the brew moreish. Itís medium-bodied too, and can be considered a good party stout. Pleasant lacing, and a good overall effort from the deadheads up in Nelson. 6-4-6-3-12 re-rate. Dark brown, semi-opaque with thick tan head. Smells like a schwartzbier with rich husky chocolate malt and carob. Quaffable. Great roasty flavors linger on the tongue. Robust with not too much oatmeal character. Low in sweetness. Very tasty brew. 7-3-8-4-14

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours a dark black with tinges of amber and a thin loose-bubble head with minimal lace. Aroma of fancy molasses and metallic hops. Tastes nice and roasty but itís missing the thickness Iíd associate with a stout, especially an oatmeal stout. Nutty, dry finish. Very thin and a bit watery, but creamy (if poured aggressively) and decent carbonation. This needs more body but everything else is fine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Thanks to Oakes for the sample. Near pitch black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of semi-sweet chocolate chips, cookie dough, and a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied with flavors of chocolate, both grainy and strongly roasted malts, and a touch of oatmeal-like smoothness. The drying finish is a nice tip of the hat to the dry stout tradition. Nothing is out of place here... it just needs to be cranked up a notch. Like Oakes mentions, itís not quite on par with St. Ambroise, but itís still pretty good.


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