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Railway City Black Coal Stout - Railway City Brewing Company

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Railway City Black Coal StoutRailway City Black Coal Stout

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BA SCORE
84
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Railway City Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thehyperduck on 12-17-2012

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Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for about $3.15 CDN.

Appearance - this stout poured jet black with a big finger and a half of brown head that sadly dissipated quickly. Some small amount of lacing left behind.

Smell - big roasty aromas, namely coffee and a tobacco smoke mixed with peat. There is an underlying sweet note in there when mixed with a woody aspect.

Taste - a healthy dose of an earthy peat like flavor, with some coffee, just a trace of vanilla, before returning bitter and smokey. There's maybe some licorice in there too, but it's quite subtle in comparison to the peat and coffee and smoke.

Mouthfeel - quite smooth and a bit oily, but plenty of carbonation to keep it interesting.

Overall - a well crafted and pretty tasty stout with a nice blend of peat, vanilla, coffee and a trace of wood and licorice going on. Worth a try but I didn't find anything g otherworldly about this. Still a very good stout and yet another good offering from Railway City.

Photo of KyleMcD
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brody1714
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evil_liver
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjacquard
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of TerryW
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark with a good looking head. Some spotty lace, not a ton. Smells dusty and smoky, proper for a stout. Lots of licorice to taste, some smoke, but oddly sweet somehow. Not quite what I was expecting that way. Thin bodied, slightly drying. Passably good, but for the odd sweetness.

Photo of Pmicdee
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you can find this one, its well worth a try. One of my favourites!

Photo of nullbort
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Orionigel
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DrJay
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of dmadsen
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of GodOfBeer
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of their better beers for sure.

Very dark brown with a nice thick brown head.

Smells very smokey, kind of like coal, interestingly enough.

Coffee, smoke, chocolate, dark malts, a hint of sweetness and bitterness. Seems to be missing something though, not much body here.

Very dry, almost chalky texture, thin mouthfeel. Definitely something missing, but still very good!

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Railway City Black Coal Stout from Railway City Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.