Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Stout
Victoria, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with 2% Jazz coffee. Formerly known as espresso stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Not Phillips best offering - not even their best stout. Coffee, dark chocolates and malts are all present but this one doesnt stand out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
341mL bottle, pour a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, light roast, not much else. Flavour of very light roasted coffee, light roasted and some metallic notes. Very light-bodied and watery - maybe the most watered down stout Ive ever head, if you can even call this a stout. Pretty piss poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Looks great, but looks can be deceiving. When you read the label, youre expecting something exceptional. Not quite. Coffee and chocolate is there, but if you really, really, really love stout, this one, unfortunately, is a little bit week

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (2133) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
Lagerboys should like this thin, flavoured stout. Nice roasty coffee malt aroma and taste, some chocolate too. Nice and light, not overpowering. Good desert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Pours black in the glass but when held up to the light is actually dark brown. Small head disappears before the first sip. Hint of hops in the aroma. Not getting a lot of roasted malt in the flavor, there is some coffee. Not bad but I like more robust stouts, this is very mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from trade. Pours a dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is weak coffee aroma with off almost sour notes. Flavour has a nice coffee malt with bitter chocolate, a bit thin. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Poured a with thick, creamy head. VERY dark appearance, almost couldnt see any light through the glass. Not much aroma at first, but after drinking half the glass, there was a hint of coffee. Tast was okay, with traces of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Smells like industrial coffee grounds and freshly brewed coffee, and the taste is equally as Folgers. Balanced with a good bittersweet aftertaste of roasted malt and coffee. Suffers from some thinness in body, but its pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregClow (3368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Dark brown with a huge mocha head. Aroma of stale malt with a faint hint of coffee. Thin body. Bland flavour of weak, sour, watery coffee. As the others have noted, we hope to try the more recent, supposedly better version sometime, but for now, its a thumbs down from us.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & jerc -- my bottle courtesy of CapFlu. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large mostly-lasting foamy tan head. Decent lacing. Mediocre aroma of lightly roasted malt and not much else. Watery flavour of roasted malt and coffee. Light to medium bodied. Bland, watery and dull -- very disappointing. Ive heard theres a new, much better batch of this available, if thats the case I will have to revisit and rerate it as I know Phillips is capable of much better then this.

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