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Black Creek Stout - Black Creek Historic Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Creek Historic Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stout is a Porter gone mad. In fact the style was known as "Stout Porter" well into the 19th century. Using extra-darkly roasted grains means chocolate and coffee flavours are more intense, and the sweetness that one finds in Porter is lacking.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 07-24-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pmicdee, Yesterday at 10:41 PM
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

GoHabsGo, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cola colured beer with a moderate soft looking head. Settles to a heavy film that won't give up, spotty lace throughout.

Nose is gentle, chocolate, sweet malt, charcoal. Surprisingly sweet for a stout, but tasty enough. Primarily coffee and malt. Soft mouthfeel, bordering on creamy. Easy to drink.

Won't blow you away, but competently made, worth a try.

TerryW, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
3/5  rDev -14.5%

polloenfuego, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Cramshawbar, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark ruby red, finger of head after an aggressive pour with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is surprisingly sweet with milk chocolate dominating alongside toasted oats, burnt bread and hints of vanilla and molasses.

T - Dark cocoa and espresso notes dominate, a metallic flavour lingers alongside the cocoa malts and a leafy green flavour.

M - Lighter bodied and a tad thin, and finishes wet.

O - A tasty stout, though nothing mind blowing. Easily sessioned and a welcome addition to the local LCBO selection. I'll definitely drink a few of these over the holidays.

andrenaline, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, completely still, over the barely translucent dark brown brew. A few bubbles meander around the surface, and there is a teeny bit of small-bubbled lacing. Aroma is rich dark malts.

Taste is dark sweetness to start, some oatmeal in the middle, and a slight tartness to the close. Mouthfeel is kind of thin, and smooth in a flat beer way, and drinkability is okay, in the it goes down easy, but again, not in an impressive manner. This is not all it was cracked up to be.

ppoitras, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of SebD
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a light brown head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate and nuts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has roasted malts, coffee/chocolate and nuts. Not overly flavorful.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a somewhat light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

SebD, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of pschul4
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

pschul4, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of korguy123
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint.

A- Opaque dark brown/black pour with a finger and a half light tan soapy head. Lacing is great.

S- Dark coffee, toast, some nuts (peanuts?) and a bread. Almost no sweetness like you would get in other styles of stout.

T- Dark coffee, toast, slight metallic taste with a sour dough taste.

M- Lighter end of medium bodied. Lingering finish.

korguy123, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BigGruntyThirst, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of thehyperduck
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before September 2012. I really liked this brewery's pale ale, and that is really the main reason I was curious about this one.

Pours a beautiful thick, pitch-black colour, topped with slightly more than a finger of foamy, creamy beige head. Retention isn't great, but to be fair it was a weak pour and it was probably served a bit cold. Smudges of sticky lacing stick to the inside of the glass, and a soapy beige film remains on the surface. Lovely, rich aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and toffee. Mostly sweet, but a little dry, and very enjoyable.

Highly approachable, enjoyable flavour, though maybe a bit less intense than the nose led me to believe. Roasted malts with a bit of a nutty feel, with more of the coffee grounds and dark chocolate notes from the nose. Slight dark fruit flavour as well, but chocolate and toffee are more dominant. Just a faint hint of smoke toward the finish, which is malty and bittersweet. Solid medium body given the ABV, with a very smooth, slick feel in the mouth. Reasonably drinkable, although two bottles would probably be my maximum for one night.

Final Grade: 3.95, and B+ is a grade that deserves at least some praise. Black Creek Stout is a tasty dark brew, and I have yet to try a disagreeable beer from these guys. It is evident that these people know what they're doing, and that the same level of care and expertise went into brewing this stout as was used for their pale ale.

This is definitely worth a try, but given the price and relative heft-of-body, probably isn't a great session choice for most people. As far as OCB stouts go, this is a very respectable choice that I will probably imbibe again some time.

thehyperduck, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Wordslinger, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

WeissBoy, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of allergictomacros
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Thick tan foam over almost-pitch-black liquid.

S - Nose is roasty, toasty, hints of molasses etc.

T - Ooo. Dry. Lots of roasted bitterness and char. Not a lot of fruit in this - mostly dark toastiness. A little bit of acidity.

M - Moderate body, nothing special here. A bit of a carbonated kick.

D - Fairly easy drinking if you like a dark beer. Dark and toasty but clean.

allergictomacros, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ThinkAgain, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Almost black with red edges. One finger of light brown head with no visible carbonation. No exactly opaque but some light does come through. A small spattering of lace and a film of retention.

S - Lot's of coffee, chocolate, grain. Mostly well roasted coffee and sweet notes with some nuttiness.

T - Coffee, chocolate, nuttiness, cola, roasty notes. Seems overly sweet and a little rough.

M - Good carbonation, light-ish body, with a sweet finish.

O/D - Not bad. Smells better than it tastes but it's drinkable and better than expected. Not worth the $3.50 it cost. Just kinda plain.

tbeckett, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

beerhunter13, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to Founder's tulip. B/B AL 2012.

A - Poured medium to dark brown and settled black with a small amount of light brown head that very quickly disappeared.

S - Roasted malts, nuttiness, chocolate and a mild bitterness that is accompanied by the big sweetness of the chocolate and brown sugar.

T - Sweet roasted malts with chocolate and nutty flavours and a touch of smoke. There is an overall sweetness from dark caramel/brown sugar and milk chocolate that is accompanied by a nice dry bitterness.

M -Medium body and creamy. The mouth feel is excellent - silky smooth with a nice hearty chew. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - A very pleasant surprise.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +14%

bigox420, Dec 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

RedAleMan, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Stocean1
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Upon pouring this bottle from the LCBO into my pint glass a 1/2 finger head bubbled to the top of this deep brown brew with mahogany highlights. Fine short lived lace caressed the glass and a one finger head could be easily generated from a quick swirl of the glass.

The scent is roasted malt, sweet dark bread, and grassy hops.

The taste follows the nose with dark fruit and baker's chocolate notes coming through as it warmed. The hops profile took on pleasant herbal characteristics as I got to the bottom of the glass. In my last few swigs I also noted the presence of hard water minerals.

This brew is light to medium bodied with little carbonation. It is silky smooth, dry, with a sour bitterness. It is creamy and as its temperature rose some hard water came through.

Definitely the best offering I have sampled from this brewer.

Stocean1, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Notes of light roasted malt with light black chocolate are nice. Taste is a balanced mix between some roasted malt with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with good drinkability factor though doesn’t provide anything I haven’t seen before.

Phyl21ca, Nov 22, 2011
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Black Creek Stout from Black Creek Historic Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.