Shamrocker Potato Stout - Granville Island Brewery
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3.46/5 rDev -1.1%
400ml pint glass at the Craft Beer Market in YEGDT.
This beer appears a solid, light-sucking black, but for the slightest of basal cherry cola 'highlights', with one skinny finger of wispy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly beige head, which leaves a bit of peninsular lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of gritty roasted bready malt, a tint of char, ethereal bittersweet cocoa, raw potatoes (I'm not freaking kidding), a certain stony flintiness, and weak earthy, weedy hops. The taste is chalky cocoa powder, toasted bready caramel malt, an earthy, shall we say, tuber sort of thing, wet dirt, and weak earthy, dead leafy hops.
The carbonation is pretty understated, just a pithy frothiness for the most part, the body medium-light in weight for the purported style, and actually rather smooth, with a sedate built-in creaminess. It finishes mostly dry, the cocoa, roast, and generic vegetal character predominating.
I'll give GIB/Molson full credit for working the titular foodstuff into the eventual flavour profile. A decent enough dry Irish Stout otherwise, the potato just adds that extra bit of weirdness that this brewery seems incapable of providing of late. Were that I could have downed a few pints of this back on St. Paddies Day, just not at this particular joint, God save my soul (sic).
04-12-2014 02:51:56 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
3.76/5 rDev +7.4%
Granville Is. -Black Note Book Series- 'Shamrocker Potato Stout' @ 4.8% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6
A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to almost black in the glass with some ruby red peeking thru a small tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-roasted barley & malts , hints of coffee
T-sweet and somewhat smooth , potatoes ?
MF-ok carbonation , weak medium body
Ov-ok beer , not the best dry Irish stout ,
04-20-2014 05:42:21 | More by LampertLand
Shamrocker Potato Stout from Granville Island Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.