Cereal Killer | Big Spruce Brewing

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Spruce Brewing
Nova Scotia, Canada
bigspruce.ca

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,389
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
pDev:
10.17%
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Lisee
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer changed my perception of dark beer/stouts. Incredibly smooth and easy drinking, and not strong. Coffee and chocolate hints in smell and taste. My new favs!

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4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tphelan9
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshuaCCampbell
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Auction House in Halifax, and tried again from a growler fill at Rockhead.

L: Pours a very dark with some amber colors when held up to a light. A slightly disappointing creamy/light brown half finger head.

S: A nice earthy roasted malt and coffee scent, very pleasing

T: Coffee and malts right away and a dark chocolate finish, slightly bitter but overall very tasty.

F: Creamy but surprisingly lighter than I originally expected. Light to mild carbonation.

Overall this is definitely one of my favorite oatmeal stouts, very tasty and pleasing. Extremely excited for them to release the cans as finding a growler fill for this can be tricky at times

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Photo of GeoWitt
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this stout on tap at the Bell Buoy restaurant in Baddeck, NS, and then visited the Big Spruce brewery a couple of days later. The taste is a complex mixture of grains with a good balance, and a lighter body than most other stouts. This is my first beer review, so I don't have all the lingo down, but this stout accompanied the seafood better than I expected, with a very fresh taste and mouth feel. The head was good, but didn't produce a lot of lacing or overwhelm the glass. I highly recommend it, along with the Spruce Bringsteen offering from Big Spruce.

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler fill from Rockhead in Halifax

A: almost black with little head
S: cocoa and coffee, very nice roasted malt aroma
T: acidic coffee, bittersweet chocolate
F: smooth but on the thinner side for a stout

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stubborn Goat in Halifax. Dark, dark brown with good head. Chocolate on the nose and strong chocolate on the finish. Silky smooth.

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4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light black chocolate notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of light roasted malt with some chocolate notes with residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed for the style with good drinkability.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Cereal Killer from Big Spruce Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 32 ratings