Railway City Black Coal Stout | Railway City Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Railway City Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
railwaycitybrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by thehyperduck on 12-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of byronic
2.91/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of TerryW
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark with a good looking head. Some spotty lace, not a ton. Smells dusty and smoky, proper for a stout. Lots of licorice to taste, some smoke, but oddly sweet somehow. Not quite what I was expecting that way. Thin bodied, slightly drying. Passably good, but for the odd sweetness.

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Photo of monticristo23
3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Molson2000
3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nullbort
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While it's a respectable brew, the problem is that the appearance (dark, nice head, very sharp poured into the pint glass) and the smell (lots of chocolate, coffee, caramel) set up expectations that the taste can't deliver on: it's not bad, just quite light in flavour, and a bit watery in feel.

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Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Brody1714
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of btg95
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ok drinkability, possibly one of the better ones I have had from this brewery. Decent amount of smoke to make it interesting. A bit thin mouthfeel. Lots of licorice in the finish, hazelnut like flavouring. Bottle at Stouts Irish Pub in Toronto. Black without visible head.

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Photo of BadgerBob
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

'Railway City Black coal Stout' 743 can 6%abv

A: Dark black brew with a creamy head receding quickly to thin ring.
Ar: fresh malty
T: smokey!, medium low bittering, strong roast tastes. heavy smoke
F: lots of carbination, medium body

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Photo of andrenaline
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjacquard
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of evil_liver
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO in Toronto this past summer.

From a can into a pint glass

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 3+ finger, medium-looser looking, foamy, light tan head with half decent retention. Swiss cheese head pops and fizzes down to a foamy cap with foamy lacing on the glass. Clear black body with no real carbonation evident. A half wisp remains leaving touches of lacing on the glass. Lousy head on this one but the body is alright.

SMELL: Roasted barley, burnt notes, dark fruits, leather and tobacco on the nose. Notes of burnt coffee with dark chocolate as well. Quite aromatic. Good stuff.

TASTE: Roasted barley with burnt and charred flavors up front. Medium strength with more flavor at the swallow. Burnt malts, leather, tobacco, bitter burnt coffee and some sweet cream linger on the palate. Pretty flavorful after the swallow.

PALATE: Slightly thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Light on the palate, a bit foamy perhaps, goes down fine and finishes a bit mouth-coating. Too light and foamy for the style, but creamy enough.

OVERALL: Okay, and the name Black Coal fits the bill here as well. The look and feel could use some work but the base recipe is solid. Good aroma and the flavor works well, especially after the swallow. Well worth checking out if you get the chance, and I’ll definitely be on the look out for another batch when I’m home again in July. Cheers!

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > Tulip Glass
A - Pitch black with a nice two finger tan head, little to no lacing.
S - Nice and smokey, rich earthy darker hop tones, dark chocolate, burnt toffee
T - Flavors get a little muddy here, and somewhat metallic, but some smoke, roasted dark chocolate malt, earthy hop bite, and a kind of burnt flavor too
M - Medium feel, Id prefer this be a bit more rich
O - Decent stout, its hitting the mark in some areas but a good representation overall

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Photo of KyleMcD
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Squeezyq
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Railway City Black Coal Stout from Railway City Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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