Storm Black Plague Stout
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Brewed by Storm Brewing (BC)
Style: Sweet Stout
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Identifiable by the rubber rat on the tap handle. Black Plague Stout derives its name from the historical fact that at one time in Europe beer was about the only safe liquid to drink. Black Plague is Irish style dry stout brewed only in fall and winter and only in small batches to ensure the freshness so paramount to such an intensely roasted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8130) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 On tap many times, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate and oatmeal - some sweetness. Flavour of light licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, and a perfect touch of sweetness. Full-bodied and well-rounded. This is one of best local beers for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
On Tap. Looks like a stout or porter for sure. Almost black, nearly opaque, with nice brown, foamy head that lasts. Awfully sweet. Everything else is fine but the sweetness was overpowering for me. Another beer from Storm that is a little outside the box but I just didn’t dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Poured on tap at the Main, Vancouver, BC. Not really a stout- Drinks more like a nice Schwartzbier. Apparently an ale...but I have my doubts. Very smooth mouthfeel, with low carbonation. Scent and flavor strong on yeasts and peaches. Some light, roasted barley bitterness. A wonderful addition to my short BC trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
Served draught at The Foundation, in Vancouver

Pours a pitch black with a loose black head with some foam and lacing. Interesting spicy aroma, molasses too. Tastes very, very unusual! Very sweet, with a strong flavour of over-ripe banana and cloves. If tastes like the folks at Storm decided to play a prank on us and ferment it with hefeweizen yeast. Very odd, but still very drinkable! Thick body low in carbonation but typical for a tapped stout. I must have this one again - so very odd!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Personally I don’t see what people see in Storm beer except for its quirkiness. I find that all the beers have the same baseline flavors. The stout is interesting for sure, with odd astringency. It’s thin and strange and I don’t appreciate its body or flavor composition. Like other Storm beers it has no head. It is a change of pace, with novel character, though. This is worth trying if you are in Vancouver. In fact, the beer really does reflect the quirkiness of the city.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
Mild roast and licorice notes with some chocolate and berries in the nose. Opaque black body is topped by a generous off white head that recedes to a lasting cover and coats the sides of the glass. Hickory, biscuity malts and chocolate flavours blend well with subtle roastiness and berrylike fruity esters. Bitterness is moderate and offsets the sweet malts well. Medium body with decent and lasting carbonation. Sampled on tap at The Main. Resampled at The Whip with similar notes and score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Draft at O’Douls in Vancouver. This is a very good sweet stout it is not as light as many sweet stouts. Nice dark black appearance that contrasts the light sweet flavor. There is also a nice bite to this brew its not perfect, but its certainly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4687) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at the brewery with Oakes on June 19, 2006. Dissipated, white head with a deep brown body. No carbonation. Nose of coffee, molasses, spice. Flavour of heavily malted molasses with a thick oily skin. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Clear dark brown colour with burgundy hints around the edges and thick creamy beige head. Mild roast malt nose. Bitter smokey malt taste with bitter alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
GCBF.Pours a mahogany colour with a creamy cascading "guiness" type head. Mild coffee flavours some roasted malt. Dry hoppy finish.

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