Red Racer Stout | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Racer StoutRed Racer Stout

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dark Irish stout is deep, dark, smooth, and creamy. The use of oatmeal in the mashtun adds a silkiness to the texture and body of this ale.

Added by BDTyre on 09-10-2006

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Photo of stomioka
1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

Is this an oatmeal stout?

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.28/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ah, Central City Brewery. This is the first beer I tasted there, so on to it:

This stout is nowhere to being black. It's closer to being dark brown, though that nitro-head stays on top for awhile. But this stout isn't close to black! Things don;t get better in the aroma, as the nitrogen masks whatever is there. A very faint roastines mixed with nitrogen. Not a good sign.

This is a very muted stout, even by nitro-stout standards. This makes Guinness look flavorful in comparison. Here, there a little amount of sweetness, and a teeny tiny pinch of roasted malt. It's very thin in the mouth, not very creamy, but it is drinkable; just not exciting to drink.

Despite using oatmeal and being a lower ABV style I like, Steelhead Stout is boring, and my least prefered of the beers I tried around Vancouver. Don't bother with this one.

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Photo of McBastard
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aggro
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of zduerr
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nitro ruins another beer. On nitro tap at St. Augustine's. Looks great, with dark brown and creaminess. And the creaminess in the mouthfeel, but the taste is sacrificed at the alter of looks and it is more milky, with the roast faded into the distance.

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Photo of PEIhop
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viggo
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a clear dark reddish brown, a little light for a stout, medium sized tan head forms, settles down to a thin ring, few lace spots. Smell is okay, grainy, some chocolate and roast, caramel, biscuit, touch of fruit, but pretty light on the nose. Taste is similar, biscuit/graininess, some chocolate and roast, caramel, raisin, oats, lightly bitter finish. Motuthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation. Not bad, not good, just too light in all aspects.

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Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of souvenirs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of VonDooom
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Exeter
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Larz_73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IllNate
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Usual nitro tap. Creamy tan head, black body. A fine looking beer.

S - Something a bit off in the nose. I get roasty, but something a bit sour as well.

T - Not overly roasty. Good balance, but I like my stouts nice and roasty.

M - Mouthfeel's is a fine example of a dry irish stout, so fairly thin, but also good balance on bitterness. Bit of oatmeal adds some body, but I still think it's a Dry Irish Stout.

O - My favorite Canadian brewery and overall a decent stout, but I prefer their IPA, Pale and ESB.

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Photo of Derek
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sept 25, 2010 - I stopped by the brewery and gave this another go.

This is a VERY mild stout. The oats neutralize the roasted acidity and give it a really smooth body with the nitro pour.

I'm partial to bigger, more flavourful stouts, but this is a seriously drinkable lightweight!

Much nicer... I wonder if the keg might've been getting a little stale last year?

Original review 7/29/2009:

On-tap at the brewpub.

This was thin, watery and had a light grainy astringency. Not at all in line with their other brews. This one needs revamped.

Brown/black, light tan head, thin ring of retention, no lacing. Very little aroma, with hints of roasted grain & fruity esters.

Flavours of light roasted grain, cocoa & hints of nuts.

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Photo of MattXT
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apparently this is now called Red Betty Oatmeal Stout

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