cobaink2 (773) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2017 CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy beige head atop a black curtain. Solid roasted malt nose with a molasses sweetness. Nice palate, smooth and chocolate with a slight ashtray finish. This beer does a great job displaying depth while simultaneously hiding the higher ABV. A good example of the style.
22 oz bomber from brewery in nanaimo first taste is a bit has a bit of an overly vinagar taste. Moly chocolate and hazelnut continues the profile. A little thin as well. It’s fairly bland but drinkable. patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017
Pours a jet black with a finger of tan head. Picked this bottle up because I’d never seen it before. Boring and bland stout with a light oily profile, mild roasted malts, coffee, bland hop profile. Doesn’t do much for me. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
Rating #2321 - 2016.01.26 - Bottle in the aftermath at Craft Beer Fantasy League. Dark, dark brown/black pour with a weak tan foam that bubbles away super quickly. Aroma is earthy roast malts, coffee, and caramel. Taste is roast malts, with a hint of caramel and earth. Low-medium carbonation, and on point for style. Decent. tmalaher (306) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Tasted on tap at Longwood Brew Pub in Nanaimo, BC.Awesome. Slightly dry, thick, tasty. AncreSteam (16) - - APR 24, 2015
The pour was dark coffee coloured and it produced a huge head(might be my pouring style). Lots of lacing and the head settles to a regular sized tan colour. There is very little aroma even in a snifter glass but you can tell it’s a stout. The taste is of watery malt but is over ridden by a tobacco(as in ashtray) kind of experience. The mouth feel is thin. There is little to no bitterness to this drink and with the exception of the ash tray analogy, no after taste. I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone who likes a decent stout.
bytemesis (9018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep ruby black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, burned and ashtray notes. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, roasty, burned, a bit of rubber. Light body, a bit of acidity. dfearnley (2285) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle to pint glass
Black currant, toasted malt, molasses, sourness, and a little dark chocolate. Pours a silky black with a thin and moderately retentive mottled middling tan head. Taste is toasted malt, some molasses, nuts, chocolate and ending with coffee and very little hops. Drinkable, but not spectacular. rederic (3342) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at the brewpub, dark deep black color, with a tan head, with a mild chocolate, fruity yeast, chocolate chip cookie dough nose, with some light coffee, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, faint cocoa powder, burnt toast accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild fruity, winey yeast, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty character, with a coffee, burnt toast, mocha, faint molasses, fruitcake, subtle nutty flavour, leading towards a winey, fruity yeastiness, lingering roasted, chocolate malt bitterness, coffeeish finish. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bittersweet chocolate dominates this brew. Pours almost pitch black and has a dry chalky cocoa quality throughout. brleo (78) - - AUG 25, 2014
Good for what it is, this style of stout is still a wee bit heavy for me. Nonetheless, Stoutnik is a great entry level beer for those interested in exploring the foreboding russian imperial stout style.
Black as an endless abyss, minimal dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish with some milk chocolate, coffee and licorice scents thrown in. Taste is surprisingly gentle for this kind of stout; neither oily nor overly-molasses flavored, nor with the hop punch of Old Rasputin or Narwhal. Predominant milk chocolate and roasted barley flavor, with a licorice bite afterwards.
If you’re new to this style, give this one a whirl and then go on to deeper and darker things. If you’re local, the best way I could describe this is think Dark Matter x 2. Decent and forgiving for the russian style of stout.