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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19237) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Near black with small off-white head. Aroma of roasty malt and metal. Dryish with creamy oat flavour and notes of blood. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel and salty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2000
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 Almost black colour with a natural, rough-hewn head. Chocolatey, lightly coffeeish aroma jumps out of the glass with hints of vanilla sugar and almonds. Body is moderate with light chocolate and cocoa notes. Finishes too watery, though. A beer that starts off fairly strong with appearance and aroma, then tails off as you drink it until the finish leaves you wishing you had a St. Ambroise on deck.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 courtesy of Oakes - pours a very dark brown, almost black colour under a little and chaotic foam; toasted nose, aroma of licorice, cold coffee and ashes; good malt body; some typical tartness from the oatmeal; long dry and bitter finish with more notes of cold ashes and a touch of black chocolate

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Smells like a shwartzbier,not that thatís a bad thing, and tastes like an Irish dry stout, with a very dry finish. This popular offering from B.C. has a mahagoney coloured body with a ring of lace, after the off-white head dissipitates. Slightly acidic, the oatmeal is there, balanced towards bitter coffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
Brown-black colour with a very thin head that leaves a thin film on the surface. Smell is quite toasty and warm, molasses and coffee notes dominate. Taste is pleasant. Coffee, toasted malt, in a fairly thin bodied stout. Nice dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2005
Black beer with hidden burgundy depths; yellow-brown medium head. Very typical Ersatzcoffee & burnt oats nose, additional charcoal and liquorice aromas, rather sweet. Again charred, ashes-like roasted oats & grains taste. Little real sweetness, finishes in a hoppy & chicory bitterness, ending rather harsh. Mellows again with warming. Bit empty MF, nearly watery texture. Dry-ish. Palate is a bit thin, and charcoal character a wee bit outspoken. Yet not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam settles atop the nearly opaque darkness.
-Licorice, caramel, and chocolate sweetness benefit from some roastiness in the nose.
-Vegetal roastiness and chocolatey sweetness donít quite get along, as chicory attempts to create friendship.
-A slick body is lean for the style, but helps drinkability.

What if you dig deeper?
-The aromaís too mild and simplistic to really induce pleasure in this hedonist.
-Finishes with subtle roastiness and supportive wooden hoppiness.
-Increased malt substance would be appreciated.
-A decent, quiet stout which would benefit from being a little more talkative.

Bottle, date scratched from October to December?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Black body with a small tan head. Mild dilute roast aroma. Flavour has a very mild roast that while dominant in the flavour can hardly be described as having any heft to it. Thin palate, especially for the style. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6554) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Deep brown pour that grows a light white head. Light DMS covers the roastiness and envelops the dark chocolate flavours with beany aspects. Growing stranger in mouth, still very vegetal, almost a dominating flavour, generous ascorbic acid. Watery texture, light bodied, poor carbonation. A few defaults can ruin an experience..


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