Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Sweet Stout
Victoria, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A unique blend of seven varieties of malt and oats in this special recipe result in a rich, full-bodied stout, with a strong roasted character, a moderately full hop intensity and a creamy smooth finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmalaher (302) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Tasted on tap at Swans Brewpub. Nice, dark, smooth, and. slightly sweet, enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10218) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at Swans. Dark brown pour. Coffee, some nut, roast, and oat. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (298) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle into glass. Nice coffee aroma. Pours almost black with tan head. Taste is light bitter. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. An decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (1014) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Swans. Coffee, very thin all around. Flavorful and roasty. Overall, just "meh".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Noir avec un petit tte marron. Larme faible du chocolat. Le got est du malt torrfi avec un peu du chocolat et trs peu damertume. Servi une bonne temperature. Il y a plein de meilleur stout selon moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Dark brown in color. Great aroma and flavor. Liked the chocolate and coffee malt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1573) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
August 17th, 2012 - Rounding out my flight of tasters at the Swans Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, is an oatmeal stout. This is a forgiving style, and even after the admirably flavorful tastes of this hotels scotch ale, there was a little bit of reconciling to do about everything else that showed up on my perforated paddle. My hope was that the oatmeal stout wasnt bad. And in fact, it wasnt. It reminds me of a Guinness, but with an added layer of roasted malt in both the nose and flavor, with an appealing dryness and a thin body produced by the addition of the oats. Its not quite as sweet as I may have expected, but thats okay. Its still a dark note to end on, and goes some way to proving that where Swans shines (though with a dull sort of polished bronze shine) is in the darker styles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Dark with a cream head. Light bodied for a stout. No noticeable oatmeal. A touch of hops. Some coffee on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11 SOS: Rose mahogany stout with brilliant clarity. No head and no lace. Should be a little darker. Smells of malts, molasses, dark brown sugar, raisins. Taste is of roasted, sweet and buttered - which actually suits this well. A little too sweet IMO. Thin for the style with low carb, needs more body to feel right. Although this tastes okay and may be quite sessionable, it falls from the best or above avg oatmeal stouts. Too sweet, too thin. Serving type: on-tap 08-04-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small wispy light brown head. The nose is sweet and roasty with some black patent malt and chocolate fudgecake like notes. The flavor is thin roast and chocolate with minimal to no bitterness. Finishes with a sweet burnt caramel note. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, slight stickiness, light carbonation. Meh, pretty bland and middle-of-the-road stuff.

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