Black Creek Stout - Black Creek Historic Brewery
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2.98/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
12-14-2012 01:03:43 | More by ppoitras
3.08/5 rDev -12.3%
Pour is black with a large tan head, lots if lacing on the glass. Nose is toasted almonds, light coffee, cocoa. Taste is similar; almond upfront with a burnt coffee note in the back. Grainy, wheat, roasted beans. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very dry, too much so.
Overall, never tasted a stout like this before. Seems unbalanced, almond is overbearing, too nutty and unsmooth.
11-01-2011 23:18:56 | More by heebes
3.23/5 rDev -8%
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.
11-22-2011 20:57:17 | More by Phyl21ca
3.28/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
01-23-2012 23:55:09 | More by tbeckett
3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
09-06-2012 20:11:28 | More by SebD
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
06-04-2013 01:33:51 | More by TerryW
3.55/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours deep brown with one finger of tan head and a little lace. Smell is roasted malt, fairly hoppy, coffee and chocolate, light ashy scents as well. Taste is of roasted and almost burnt malt, bittersweet with light sour notes, coffee in the finish, quite dry. Medium carbonation, silky feel, creamy, medium body. This wasn't bad, fairly good drinker and a solid effort.
11-14-2011 19:56:26 | More by peensteen
3.58/5 rDev +2%
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.
07-26-2012 00:52:35 | More by korguy123
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance - The beer pours a black/brown colour with a huge size fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Chocolate, malts, smoke, roasted nuts
Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate mixed with malts and a roasted/smoke taste. There is also a bit of a caramel/almond flavour. The beer ends with a sweet roasted chocolate malt aftertaste.
Overall – Perhaps just a tad too much on the sweet side. I enjoyed it but I really couldn't drink more that 1 in a sitting. For my money, there are better options out there.
11-14-2011 17:54:17 | More by spinrsx
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
12-15-2012 21:43:20 | More by andrenaline
3.65/5 rDev +4%
Cask enjoyed at the brewpub. The porter stopped up , this newly labelled. A significant woodiness, I believe purposfully done, that adds to interest.A wee roast in aroma. Virtually no head, mildly natural carbonation. Dark colour. Chocolate malt, a bit on the sweet side, drier in the finish.
07-24-2009 21:13:34 | More by Sammy
3.73/5 rDev +6.3%
Bottle form the LCBO, 500ml into a pint glass. A stout "brewed with chocolate wheat." Notches are off on the label, but I', going to guess this is Best before May 2012.
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with some clarity around the edges of a deep amber/mahogany hue. Light brown head with some retention and a little lace. Nose of dark chocolate, roasty coffee grain notes, and some bready/cracker qualities, almost resembling that of a chocolate wafer. Taste has more of these bready and chocolate wafer-like notes, toasty malts, milk chocolate with some roasty coffee notes again. Dry and toasty finish. Not sure if I'm actively picking up any wheat notes, so if they are there, they are quite subtle. Some characteristic Black Creek hop flavour as well, in true English style. Medium carbonation with a touch of grittiness in the mouthfeel, medium body with moderate drinkability. A nice dry stout, and one of the better examples I've had in the province. And certainly the best thing Black Creek has done.
10-29-2011 17:41:02 | More by liamt07
3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
Beautiful clear and dark beer, almost black with amber highlights. Head level is good and lacing is impressive. Mouthfeel is silky and pleasant, but a bit more carbonation than I'd choose.
Aroma of roasted chocolate malts with an underlying smokiness. The taste continues those themes, with a well balanced dark malt portfolio and a nicely dry finish.
Sufficiently complex yet easy to drink. A beer I will enjoy again this winter!
11-18-2011 01:25:58 | More by hopsolutely
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
02-02-2012 00:04:18 | More by allergictomacros
Black Creek Stout from Black Creek Historic Brewery
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