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Red Racer Stout - Central City Brewing

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This dark Irish stout is deep, dark, smooth, and creamy. The use of oatmeal in the mashtun adds a silkiness to the texture and body of this ale.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 09-10-2006)
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Photo of Larz_73
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of stomioka
1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Is this an oatmeal stout?

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bulldogops
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Mmmm...roasted (burnt) malt flavors dominate the scene in this Central City offering. Makes me think of dark roast Java Jive when I was an undergrad at the U of A in Edmonton - it's a bit harsh, but the harshness helps make it attractive. As far as 650 mL bombers go, this is a steal of a deal - picked it up for $5 at my favorite local bottle shop. This is a stout with Irish tendencies - charred like a car bombing and not afraid to kick yer teeth in.

Photo of souvenirs
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of wordemupg
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 29/11/14

A the darkest cola with a faint maroon glow when held to the light, two fingers of mocha foam has decent retention slowly falling to a thick film coating the side of my glass with spider web lace

S coco powder, earthy notes, char, leafy hops, chocolate milk, and a hint of sweetened coffee

T the roast is a little burnt but it doesn't hinder, some hops shining through all the dark malt, lots of earthy notes, decent flavor for a 4.2% stout

M light bodied but has enough bubbles to fluff it up a bit, just the right amount of bitter, even a little citrus on the finish with some burnt malt

O not a bad little session stout, a fair amount of flavor and well rounded stuff

I thought I already reviewed this one and didn't care for it, I wonder about my memory I'll say that much, worth a try for sure still lots of hops in this fresh bottle

Photo of sherpahigh
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Fader
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Exeter
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LDuke
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 650mL bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely dark brown with enough haze so that no light passes through. Head is two fingers of frothy dark-tan foam. This is quite the attractive stout!

Smell: sweet malt with a bit of nice chocolatey character and some unfortunate vegetal hop contribution -- common for the style, really, but not much of a plus. Still, though, it's got an overall nice character that I like.

Taste: quite chocolatey with a bit of ashy roastiness. Amid this is a sweetness to the malt which reminds me more of a milk stout, really. The vegetal element from the aroma is gone here, and I find this brew quite delightful!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and OK creaminess. Not too bad, although I would expect a little more from the style.

Overall: I find myself quite liking this beer; I'm not sure why its general rating is comparatively low. Sure, it's a bit more like a milk stout than an oatmeal stout, and sure, there's some vegetation in the aroma; but really, it's a tasty brew of which I know I could quaff plenty.

Photo of Aggro
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bottle decanted into an English pub glass. Pours up a very dark walnut wood brown with a few reddish highlights and a huge creamy rich tan head that breaks down into a nice lattice pattern on the sides of the glass. Aroma is decidedly that of dry milk chocolate, rather like instant chocolate drink mix (e.g., Quik), with hints of dry cereal grains, caramel, and perhaps fresh cut grass, something green and likely of the hoppy persuasion. Palate is indeed quite dry and Irish as per the description, less sweet than the aroma and even veering a little into astringent husky territory at times. The dry chocolate notes are joined by some dark roast coffee, with things staying firmly anchored in roasted coffee substitute territory but with a co-occurring green grass and fresh earth hop note that is rather unusual for the style. I dig it but this may not be to everyone's taste. The characteristic oatmeal smoothness is present but not as pronounced as in some other examples and the carbonation level is quite high. Some sweetness does evolve out of the murk over time but by and large things stay dry and roasted. Minimally fruity. Thin to moderate body much like Guinness but more smooth. The malt bill is deep and sure, one can identify some signatures. All told, though, I remain mysteriously underwhelmed. Could use more layers and the oats (or some other component) come off a tad harsh and tannic. As fucking good as Central City are, ya can't slam dunk everything.

Photo of LampertLand
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Central City Brewing 'Red Racer Stout' @ 4.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $4

A-pour has a hint of red from the bottle to settle into almost black in the glass with a big tan head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-some roasted barley , no oatmeal

T-slight smokyness

MF-ok/pop like carbonation

Ov-weak irish dry stout , even weaker oatmeal stout

prost LampertLand

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Red Racer Stout from Central City Brewing
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