Black Creek Irish Potato Stout - Black Creek Historic Brewery
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
3.71/5 rDev +1.1%
500 mL bottle from the LCBO served at cellar temperature; best before July 2014. It shouldn't come as a surprise when I say that 'potato beer' is definitely a new one for me.
Pours an opaque black colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy, tan-coloured head. It wilts relatively rapidly over the next two minutes or so, leaving behind little more than a modest collar and filmy cap. The aroma off the glass is fairly typical of the style - roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and some earthy notes. I am getting a bit more of a potato skin vibe by sniffing the bottle, but it could be my imagination.
I wasn't sure about this one at first, but the flavours eventually grew on me. This brew is fairly sweet at first, with notes of caramel and molasses dominating initially. Milk chocolate and some roasted malts also shine through, as well as licorice, which leads into an earthy, somewhat bitter finish with a subtle hint of potato. Burnt/roasted coffee notes linger on the palate for a considerably long time, encouraging quick consumption. Medium-bodied, with a silky, smooth mouthfeel on the palate, and low levels of carbonation that lightly agitate the tongue. This is a highly drinkable stout that would make a solid addition to any night's repertoire.
Final Grade: 3.71, an acceptable B. Black Creek's Irish Potato Stout makes for a more-than-decent glass of beer, at least in this reviewer's opinion. It's quite quaffable and reasonably tasty, with the potato aspects staying comfortably in the background. If the word 'potatoes' weren't in the ingredients list, I might consider it an odd vegetal off-flavour, but for the most part it is the 'typical' stout flavours which dominate this one. Worth a try I suppose; like most Black Creek beers it's sessionable enough, but a little too expensive for that to be practical.
03-27-2014 01:07:07 | More by thehyperduck
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +14.7%
A: Black, almost opaque with a ruby tinge on the extreme edge when held to the light. 3 fingers of deep tan head with a slight red tinge, like the colour of bubbles in chocolate milk.
S: Chocolate, chocolate milk, light smokiness, dark roasted malts.
T: Chocolate, chocolate milk, light dull bitterness near the end that doesn’t linger. Touch of fruitiness that doesn’t last.
M: Very smooth. Medium thick but smooth body, medium low carbonation.
O: Very smooth brew with a cool historic background. Highly drinkable, great label on the bottle.
05-08-2014 03:00:21 | More by patre_tim
3.59/5 rDev -2.2%
Very little carbonation, almost no head. What little head was there dissipated after a few seconds, no lacing at all.
Very dark colour with deep red tone.
A definite smell and flavour of potatoes is present, it's mild and does not overpower the caramel taste that lingers after the glass is empty.
03-19-2014 01:25:45 | More by nhaimes
3/5 rDev -18.3%
Pours a dark cola colour with just a short head that immediately clears the glass leaving just a few patchy islands.
Aroma is malt and caramel and a touch of tar. Taste is quite sweet for a stout, dominated by malt and caramel again. Just a hint of charcoal. Lingering bittersweetness and a hit of tar again.
Really very ordinary and maybe just a tad too sweet.
04-12-2014 21:41:49 | More by TerryW
Black Creek Irish Potato Stout from Black Creek Historic Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.