Railway City Chocolate Chili Oatmeal Stout | Railway City Brewing Company

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Railway City Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by bobsy on 01-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of mrmanning
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler from the brewery- Deep cola with ruby hues when held to light. Pours a frothy mocha cap and leaves good lace. Nose of cocoa, black coffee, roasted malts, a bit of char/smoke. The flavour profile hints at roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, char, some vanilla. Medium bodied, finishes with roasted bitterness. A bit too thin on the end for me, but that is only a minor quibble. The chili comes in right at the end, and you really have to look for it. Good effort.

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Photo of Viggo
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Volo.

Pours a dark and opaque brown, some reddish highlights, very thin tan head forms and quickly disappears to almost nothing, no lacing, this isn't the greatest looking beer.

Smell is alright, some light chocolate and roastiness, a bit biscuity, lightly fruity, caramel sweetness, brown sguar, a bit of licorice, interesting.

Taste is similar, slightly watery, some chocolate wafer and roast, licorice, caramel, sugary, a bit of fruity, a touch of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, very thin, with low to medium carbonation. Better than most of their beers, but that doesn't make it good.

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Photo of bobsy
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Volo.

Fittingly, the body of this beer is the colour of dark chocolate, and its topped by a finger of smooth tan head that soon dies down to a film, leaving a few spots of lace on the way. I don't really get chocolate off the aroma, and coffee seems to be more predominant, along with some light tobacco notes. The only way in which the flavour differs from the nose is that its has a sweet malt backbone on which the coffee attaches itself. The tobacco is there, but lighter, and the chocolate is a figment of my imagination. There's really not much oatmeal going on, though I assume the tobacco flavours are coming from there, and it certainly hasn't helped head retention or boosted the body as it should. While the mouthfeel is medium, it certainly doesn't have the richness that oats bring.

A chocolate oatmeal stout that seems to be lacking in both chocolate and oatmeal does not sound like a winner, but this was a pleasurable drink in spite of these deficiencies. Its certainly a simple beer, but it wors as a one-off pint, and I don't regret my purchase, even if I won't be tempted back for another.

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Railway City Chocolate Chili Oatmeal Stout from Railway City Brewing Company
3.32 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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