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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
Dark mahogany coloured beer with a creamy light brown head and sticky lace. Low aroma, but what is there is light chocolate and a bit of roastiness. Flavour is quite sweet, with licorice, dark fruit, soy, and molasses notes. The mouthfeel is decently malty. It’s a good enough beer, but it has a tendency to become cloying. Could use a bit more hopping to balance that off. The brewery calls this an Irish stout... I don’t think so.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Dark but not opaque with the typical stout nitrogen tap aroma which is very little. Fruity malty dates, very light roast for a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2003
Black body with a nice tan head with good lacing. Nose was slightly roasted malt but also caramel. Flavour was pretty sweet but still nicely balanced out the roasted malt. Finish was nice and chewy. One of the better stouts I've had from BC.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 Black,lasting large tan head.Lightly roasted,dry malt,buttery toffee nose.Creamy light malt,coffe taste with toffee notes,bitter finish. Great body & mouthfeel

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Cask-conditioned

Dark brown colour. The aroma is somewhat light. The flavour is lightly earthy, with only a hint of roast. There is a slight chocolate note, still a hint of diacetyl despite the yeast change. It’s not my favourite, and next to the Yaletown Velvet it was not even in the same sport.


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