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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft.- Roast malts and milk chocolate. Black with a thin beige head. Great roast mats and mellow chocolate. Next to no bitterness and a great oatmeal mouthfeel. Great on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Swans in Victoria. Pretty fair (at best) stout, but more due to faulty carbonation. Maybe they didn't hook up the CO2 correctly. Blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brleo (78) - - JUN 17, 2013
Not a bad stout at all. VERY flat (this is a good thing in my mind), almost zero head (disappointing). Goes down smooth, boasts a hearty oatmeal and roasted barley flavor which is exceptionally tasty. A great local stout in my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
smell is misleading of this amazing beer deep black color and thick as all hell with a sweet creamy taste of oats and very little choc and mild mild coffee so goooood

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (8358) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Jesus, when does the punishment end? Why bother? The aroma in this is brutal. Unabashed booziness. This is probably the worst stout Ive ever had. Pours dark brown with no lacing, no head. Finishes slightly sweet. Aroma malt that tastes lagery with unbalanced booze and strange malt. I was willing to show a good spirit through the lagers and bitters, but this is straight abuse. On tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (616) - - OCT 11, 2012
650ml bottle. Black, roasty, dry, smooth, crisp, flat and generally unexceptional. I remember this being much tastier the time I tried it on tap. Maybe something gets lost in the bottling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2012
I took the beer direct at the pub. Perfect darf appearance in the glas. Really good taste of the different sorts of malt. I enjoyed it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6081) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is roasted barley with hints of chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is roasted barley and light hop bitterness with some mild chocolate malty sweetness. Body is a little thin for the style and carbonation is also light. A decent stout, but there are other much better ones out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 2, 2012
OK, but IMHO too thin for an oatmeal stout. Coffee flavour as expected, not very complex. Nothing terribly wrong with it, but quite a few exits away from Exquisite, Beerland.

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