Brewed by Storm Brewing (BC)
Style: Sweet Stout
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
Draught at St. Augustine, Vancouver; listed at 8% ABV
Black color, with a nitro-like creamy head. It has a mild aroma of roasted malt. Nice roasted malt and black chocolate flavor, with some residual sweetness (that is a nice complement); smooth mouthfeel; good bitterness level.
Not complex, but pleasant.

mcberko (18998) - 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.

Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Cask-conditioned

Dark brown colour. The aroma is somewhat light. The flavour is lightly earthy, with only a hint of roast. There is a slight chocolate note, still a hint of diacetyl despite the yeast change. It’s not my favourite, and next to the Yaletown Velvet it was not even in the same sport.

Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Draft - Roast and toasty burnt notes. Deep brown with a nice beige head. Light roast and lots of toast with an odd chemical notes.

gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
On June 21, 2015. At Storm Brewing, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Clear dark brown color, tan to light brown head. Malty, light roasted scent. Malty, light roasted aftertaste. Malty scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
Dark mahogany coloured beer with a creamy light brown head and sticky lace. Low aroma, but what is there is light chocolate and a bit of roastiness. Flavour is quite sweet, with licorice, dark fruit, soy, and molasses notes. The mouthfeel is decently malty. It’s a good enough beer, but it has a tendency to become cloying. Could use a bit more hopping to balance that off. The brewery calls this an Irish stout... I don’t think so.

solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours pitch black with good lacing and head. Initial aroma of booze and whiskey-like malt. Comes off a little sweet in finish. Creamy texture. Light roast malt in aroma with some coffee. On tap at St. Augustine’s.

tiong (7635) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Draught @ St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, BC

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of toasted malts, some roastiness, nuts and chocolate. Taste is smooth, toasted and nutty with some roastiness and chocolate. Finish is silky smooth and crisp with some roastiness, bitter hops and nutty notes. Okay.

reebtogi (6385) - 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.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Personally I don’t see what people see in Storm beer except for its quirkiness. I find that all the beers have the same baseline flavors. The stout is interesting for sure, with odd astringency. It’s thin and strange and I don’t appreciate its body or flavor composition. Like other Storm beers it has no head. It is a change of pace, with novel character, though. This is worth trying if you are in Vancouver. In fact, the beer really does reflect the quirkiness of the city.

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