Black Creek Stout | Black Creek Historic Brewery

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Black Creek StoutBlack Creek Stout

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Black Creek Historic Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout is a Porter gone mad. In fact the style was known as "Stout Porter" well into the 19th century. Using extra-darkly roasted grains means chocolate and coffee flavours are more intense, and the sweetness that one finds in Porter is lacking.

Added by Sammy on 07-24-2009

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Jeffo
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one at the LCBO this past October

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter
Best Before April 2015
Brewed with chocolate wheat

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a 1 ½ finger, medium looking, very light brown head with good retention. Clear bistre brown body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a half wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains with falling dots of lacing.

SMELL: Milder nose with lightly roasted notes, cacao, and some caramel malts as well. Hints of sweet cream in the mix too. Some nice elements, but simply too mild.

TASTE: More flavorful than the nose had advertised. Lightly roasted with caramel sweetness and some licorice up front, and then decent cocoa powder at the swallow. Medium but lingering finish of cocoa, light roasted flavors, some sweet caramel and hints of bitter coffee as well.

PALATE: Medium-lighter body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Nothing special. The aroma was especially weak, unfortunately. The flavor picked up the slack a little, though even there it was unmemorable. Nothing wrong with this one per se, just nothing all that right about it either. Pass and try something else.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of ppoitras
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, completely still, over the barely translucent dark brown brew. A few bubbles meander around the surface, and there is a teeny bit of small-bubbled lacing. Aroma is rich dark malts.

Taste is dark sweetness to start, some oatmeal in the middle, and a slight tartness to the close. Mouthfeel is kind of thin, and smooth in a flat beer way, and drinkability is okay, in the it goes down easy, but again, not in an impressive manner. This is not all it was cracked up to be.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Long813
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heebes
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour is black with a large tan head, lots if lacing on the glass. Nose is toasted almonds, light coffee, cocoa. Taste is similar; almond upfront with a burnt coffee note in the back. Grainy, wheat, roasted beans. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very dry, too much so.
Overall, never tasted a stout like this before. Seems unbalanced, almond is overbearing, too nutty and unsmooth.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Notes of light roasted malt with light black chocolate are nice. Taste is a balanced mix between some roasted malt with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with good drinkability factor though doesn’t provide anything I haven’t seen before.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bylerteck
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Almost black with red edges. One finger of light brown head with no visible carbonation. No exactly opaque but some light does come through. A small spattering of lace and a film of retention.

S - Lot's of coffee, chocolate, grain. Mostly well roasted coffee and sweet notes with some nuttiness.

T - Coffee, chocolate, nuttiness, cola, roasty notes. Seems overly sweet and a little rough.

M - Good carbonation, light-ish body, with a sweet finish.

O/D - Not bad. Smells better than it tastes but it's drinkable and better than expected. Not worth the $3.50 it cost. Just kinda plain.

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Photo of SebD
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a light brown head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate and nuts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has roasted malts, coffee/chocolate and nuts. Not overly flavorful.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a somewhat light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased for about $4 CDN. Served cold into a Samuel Smith's pint glass.

Appearance - Black with just a slight bit of amber hues around the edges of the glass. Opaque and a big two and a half finger tan head was poured. Great retention.

Smell - Oatmeal with some faint caramel and toffee notes a bit of a coffee aroma as well. A bit yeasty upon repeated sniffs.

Taste - Roasty with a bit of a burnt sour coffee flavor, leathery finish. Overall flavor is intense yet light as this has a soft feel.

Mouthfeel - Light body, well carbonated. Not nearly as creamy as others of a similar style and overall a bit thin.

Overall - A tasty English stout that holds its own, but isn't spectacular. The one major plus is that this is pretty damn drinkable, goes down easy even if the feel is thin. Worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TerryW
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cola colured beer with a moderate soft looking head. Settles to a heavy film that won't give up, spotty lace throughout.

Nose is gentle, chocolate, sweet malt, charcoal. Surprisingly sweet for a stout, but tasty enough. Primarily coffee and malt. Soft mouthfeel, bordering on creamy. Easy to drink.

Won't blow you away, but competently made, worth a try.

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Photo of DrJay
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peensteen
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep brown with one finger of tan head and a little lace. Smell is roasted malt, fairly hoppy, coffee and chocolate, light ashy scents as well. Taste is of roasted and almost burnt malt, bittersweet with light sour notes, coffee in the finish, quite dry. Medium carbonation, silky feel, creamy, medium body. This wasn't bad, fairly good drinker and a solid effort.

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Photo of korguy123
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint.

A- Opaque dark brown/black pour with a finger and a half light tan soapy head. Lacing is great.

S- Dark coffee, toast, some nuts (peanuts?) and a bread. Almost no sweetness like you would get in other styles of stout.

T- Dark coffee, toast, slight metallic taste with a sour dough taste.

M- Lighter end of medium bodied. Lingering finish.

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3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a black/brown colour with a huge size fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, smoke, roasted nuts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate mixed with malts and a roasted/smoke taste. There is also a bit of a caramel/almond flavour. The beer ends with a sweet roasted chocolate malt aftertaste.

Overall – Perhaps just a tad too much on the sweet side. I enjoyed it but I really couldn't drink more that 1 in a sitting. For my money, there are better options out there.

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Black Creek Stout from Black Creek Historic Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 43 ratings