Keepers Stout - Lighthouse Brewing Company

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Keepers Stout is an award winning, authentic example of a classic Irish style, full-bodied, black ale that pours with a rich, creamy head. Bold, complex flavours of espresso and fine, dark chocolate build to a pleasingly mild roasted malt finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2002)
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Photo of papawu76
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of EskimoDave
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of ZachT
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Hornet2003
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Black with chocolate brown head

Smell: Cocoa and roasty malts. Mostly chocolate, however. Almost a rich hot chocolate aroma.

Taste: There is a definite chocolate flavour present. Bitter from the roast. lmost like a good bittersweet chocolate bar.

Mouthfeel: Mid-low carbonation. Perfect for the stout style. Bitterness on the sides and the back. A little sweetness as well.

Drinkability: Off the charts. I've had 3 of this 6 pack already. This is definitely the best stout made in BC and one of the finest made in Canada. I will continue to support Lighthouse by purchasing this because they make some great beers.

Photo of Knuckles2531
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of KalanM
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of GrimmReaper
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man,i wasn't expecting this,what a great find,dark dark chocolate brown,more like black with a tinge of ruby red and nice mocha colored king size head and nice sticky lacing.Nose is deep roasted malts,strong coffee,licorice,and a smokey smell,all blended in quite nicely.My first sip,and i was taken back,wow,smooth and creamy,the roasted malts really firing at you,along with the coffee and finishing off with the smoked flavor and leaving a tobacco taste right at the very end,all going down not thin,but with a lite feel to it,as it warms,a chocolate flavor also blends in there. Very good brew and well worth trying.

Photo of Graham5161986
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours jet black with a huge mocha-tan head that has good retention and leaves a decent sticky lace.

S: intense coffee, chocolaty malts on the nose with hints of nuttiness in the background

T: gorgeous coffee and chocolate flavours intermingle up front with a nice nutty taste on the long finish and the slightest hint of bitter west coast hops

M: thick and chewy, nice tingling carbonation and a very smooth finish making it a dream to drink.

D: This is an excellent stout from a can. I must say that I have been quite impressed by this brewery so far - high quality beer in a can is certainly an excellent thing to come by. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who can get their hands on it. Totally worth the extra cash. Lookign forward to my next one

Photo of elricorico
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out cola brown and is black in the glass. The head was thick and foamy, tan in colour and slow to recede. Lacing is left all around the glass. The head never fully fades, always coating the top of the brew with a thin layer.

Smell is full of roasted coffee beans. Smells relatively dry and a bit smoky. Deeper searching finds a bit of cream to the coffee, sweetening the smell slightly.

The taste is everything I want from a stout. Rich dark roasted malt flavour. Coffee bean, smokiness and just a hint of creamy chocolate. Not so dry or bitter as many stouts, more leaning towards an oatmeal stout in its overall effect.

Creamy with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is bang on for the style. I wouldn't change anything.

If you like stouts, you must give this one a try. Its only weakness is in the aroma, and that isn't much of a weakness in the end.

Photo of CWVegas
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ericj551
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Keepers stout pours a nearly opaque inky black with a nice brown head. The aroma is rich dark chocolate and coffee, with hints of slightly burnt roasted malt. Plenty of sweet caramel and dark fruit in the aroma as well. The flavor is rich and sweet upfront, with plenty of roasted, chocolatey malt. The rich caramel sweetness fades with a dark, slightly astringent finish. The bitterness is mild, and overpowered by the mildly astringent black malt. Overall this is one of my favorite stouts, on draft or in the bottle.

Photo of McBastard
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of FinnHawk
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BDTyre
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great heavy beer from the Island.

Pours a deep, dark brown with a decent brown head. The foam clings to the side and leaves nice rings around the glass.

Smells of coffee, roasted malts and traces of chocolatde. A decent, dry stout scent. Tastes of malts, toffee and chocolate. This stout presents a great, taste, althought it is not quite exceptional.

Despite being from a can, there is not tinny taste to this stout. It is easy to drink, and quite enjoyable.

Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This my friends is the best canned stout anywhere. The colour is nice and black with a sweet head . The nose is pure coffee and burnt malt. The taste is drinkable yet very complex. Dark roots of the coffee lands are on the flavour . The fact that this is in cans is fantastic.

Photo of bobsy
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I followed up the Beacon IPA with the Keeper's Stout from the same brewer. This can is also courtesy of Ritzkiss.

Pours an opaque black with a large bubbly mocha head, which eventually dies to a thin cap, but gives some lace. Light roast aromas of coffee and chocolate. The flavour is nice, and I'm digging it. Nothing's in your face, but its a good mix and the balance is perfect. I'm picking up some milk chocolate, light coffee grounds, and some ash in the finish. Roasty and flavourful, for sure. The body is smooth, medium to light, with low carbonation. Its very drinkable and I liked it. For a while it was on the list of Canada's top 25 beers, and while I would say that its not good enough to be on that list, it certainly is a very solidly made stout. It also got the thumbs up from my lovely wife.

Thanks Eric!

Photo of wordemupg
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 16/3/12

A looks pretty black until held to the light where it has some ruby cola glow to it, a nice two finger mocha head has decent retention but leaves zero lace

S lots of coco powder and milk chocolate, with some faint fruit, raisin and char, bang on for the style

T a little cold coffee to go with what I smell but slightly toned down, not quite as strong as the nose but still very good

M medium bodied with just enough carbonation to give it some life, flavors linger faintly of dark roast

O I was pretty happy with this one, flavor and smell is great and I have no real complaints anywhere else

thanks chickenm for sending me the bottle, this one has been quite elusive almost a miracle I've never tracked it down before. this would be in my regular rotation if available around here, I could drink a few of these without getting board

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Derek
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a tan head, very little retention, slight lacing.

S: Licorice, plenty roasty, molasses.

T: Quite roasty, coffee, dark bread & molasses with a good bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body is very smooth & creamy, with the carbonation pleasantly on the low side of moderate.

D: A good drinker.

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft at a seafood restaurant on the Victoria, BC harbor...name escapes me but the neptune wrap and seafood chowder made a fantastic lunch

appearance: presentation is a bold chocolate amber with a lovely guinness-esque head that retains itself quite well

smell: sweet dark chocolate, cocoa powder, mocha kick, big bold and roasty aromas abundant

taste: a very nice stout indeed...roasted malt, cocoa powder, burnt coffee, touch of sweet dark fruit...bold and rich

mouthfeel: creamy and rich, velvety

drinkability: high

Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bulldogops
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Keepers Stout from Lighthouse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.