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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: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5368) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
On tap at Hops in New West. Served in a snifter. Pitch black in color, with a very creamy tan head. Worth it for the head alone! Flavor-wise we’re in deep roasted malt territory here. Malt suggests coffee more than chocolate by far. Just noticed the lacing on the glass. A perfect brew for the first day of fall. Yes!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3245) - 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

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.

3.6
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
Pint on tap at The Main on Main Street in Vancouver, BC pours jet black in color with a small beige head and some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts. Taste is quite malty sweet with some roasty bitterness and mild hops thrown in as well. Decently balanced flavours, but a little thin in the body and very light on carbonation. Overall, this is quite a decent tasting stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Black. Cream head. Light sourness. Very creamy. Light flavor. Better than Guinness better not big though.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
On tap at O’Doul’s. Deep brown with red hues and a very nice thick velvety light brown cap and lots of spotty lacing. Sweet and fruity...very fruit and sweet. Chocolate candy, not real chocolate, toffee, light herb, powdery something, plumish. Fairly tasty and at this point I’m down with this. Light bitterness and sugar, light choc, herb and unsweetened grapefruit. Smooth and highly drinkable. Cool.


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