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Black Plague Stout - Storm Brewing

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Black Plague Stout
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Storm Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We start with Canadian two row barley, followed by loads of roast barley and oats, a light addition of Pacific Northwest Columbus hops and finish it off with some fresh liquorice root and decadent dark cocoa for a little chocolaty mouth feel. Brewed in small batches (even by our micro brewing standards), the result is a smooth, rich, roasty and always fresh stout sure to cure what ale's ya. This once seasonal favourite is available year round for you thirsty hoards looking to fend off the plague of boring beer.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-24-2004)
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-13-2014 04:02:00 | More by yancot
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-20-2011 02:43:33 | More by chickenm
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California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2013 00:11:03 | More by drewone
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

A: Black with chestnut highlights, creamy tan head, great retention & lace.

S: Roasted nut, light coffee and a nice breadiness.

T: Very malty, bread, light nut, roasted coffee, good bitterness, seriously impressed.

M: Moderate to full body is extremely smooth. Perfect.

D/O: An easy drinker that's still very enticing. Well-crafted.

05-27-2011 03:35:26 | More by Derek
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jrenihan

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2011 21:51:31 | More by fizzyted
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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thefullpython


5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-23-2012 22:49:52 | More by thefullpython
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.91/5  rDev -6.7%

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and vanilla flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%

This sample was from a growler filled from a keg at the brewery.

All the proper stout signposts are obeyed; the black as black profile, the foamy whitecaps and the burnt malty flavours with chocolate overtones. What puts this beer into a merely good category is the real lack of big mouthfeel and aftertaste. I would order this on tap but unlike Crannog's mighty Backhand of God I don't salivate at the mere thought of a pint.

03-24-2004 01:56:23 | More by canucklehead
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%

On tap at St Augustines.

A: 3/4" creamy tan head that left a nice lacing and foamed up near the crest of black liquid. Very enticing, and the activity within the glass is second only to Guinness.

S: Not much of a smell profile, mostly some yeast and hint of toasted malt.

T: Unbelievably creamy and smooth, sweet milk stout taste with flavours of dark chocolate, caramel and some coffee.

M: Milky, creamy and smooth with medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: One of the best stouts I have ever had. So tasty, it goes down waaay to easy. I am going to find an excuse to buy a keg of this one day since the brewmaster James doesn't bottle or can his wonderful stuff.

Added point: I don't know what canucklehead did not like about this stout, it simply is a different taste profile than those who use large amounts of bitter ingredients like toasted malt and coffee like the stouts that he prefers.

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Black Plague Stout from Storm Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.