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Railway City Black Coal Stout

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Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Stout
St. Thomas, Canada

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crockett (1054) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
There’s smoked.. and there’s burnt. I think this carries a lot of burnt off flavours. I’ve screwed up enough soups, and stocks to know the difference. Looks good, if not maybe a bit murkier in the pour than I’d like. Some filtering would have been a good idea. Pours opaque black with a really nice looking chocolate rocky head. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, heavily toasted malt (read... BURNT)... not all burnt, but some of it was. For a beer of this magnitude.. the body is thin. Palate is interesting with a rounded hop and crusty pumpernickel angle. There’s even some lactic/Malic flavours kicking around. Modest cocoa notes. The underlying problem is the burnt aspect. I get it... Railway city.. I’m from St. Thomas. Dry the malts over a fire...don’t toss the burnt logs and coal into the wort. It’s very ashy in the finish... like a burned marshmallow kind of thing. This beer could be very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gluepot (289) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
An extra deep brown head on a dark brown body. Nose is coffee and chocolate. This is an odd one. I am immediately hit by a slightly sour bitterness, followed by chocolate and mild coffee. There are some other unusual stout tastes, including cooked vegetables, cola and ash. Not a big fan.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (180) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
Opaque jet black with thick chocolate brown head. Aroma is subdued I get some licorice and coffee. Flavor more coffee, some light caramel notes. Very smooth with a slick mouthfeel, finishs has a little sweetness that helps balance the roasted malts. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ILduce (236) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Can LCBO: black beer with tiny tan head. Nose is roasty malt, cocoa and a little espresso. Taste is similar with blueberry dark chocolate, earth and hops. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry end. Balanced. Nice work from the people at railway city.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell 10/9/2015. Thanks to the Wingman Dave for this one . Viscous black / dark brown coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Aroma is earthy nutty roast, fruit and nut choc, cocoa Flavour is composed of earthy roast, berry, fruit, nutty pine hop. Lingering cocoa. Palate is frothy semi, sweet, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RxForHealth (165) - - DEC 23, 2015
A nicely done if conventional stout. I like the lower alcohol ones better, but this is a nice entry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is of cocoa, nuts, and is quite subdued. Tasting notes include burnt malts, cocoa, nutty, and a slight bittering finish. A decent stout, but not the greatest neither.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2015
Can from LCBO. Pours a really dark, near pitch black colour, with a dark tan head that drops quite fast and disappears. The aroma is roasted malts and nuts, cocoa powdery and chocolaty notes. Tastes really sweet, roasty, chocolaty. Dry (almost ashy) in the mouth, body light, carbonation very thin and moderately active. Not very exciting, more like average (good) stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Can split at CBC Clerko, thanks to FLBH and the Wingmane, 10/09/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is roast malt, charr, chocolate, toffee, trace of spice. Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, toffee, hint of fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
10th September 2015
Craft Clerkenwell Bottle Share. Thanks to the Wingman. Opaque dark amber - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts, touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Tangy dark fruits. Light crispy finish. Standard stuff.


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