Cereal Killer | Big Spruce Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,821
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at the source. their signature ale. dry and roasty with lots of malt. more of a brown ale. Not a good example of an oatmeal stout, that's for sure.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of psdriscoll
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the stubborn goat. 4oz taster @ 5.4%: Almost opaque black color with a copper hue. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, roasted grains, and herbal hops. Slick and smooth medium body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, a bit chalky, rich cappuccino feel and soft tobacco. Good balance but slightly dull. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of djcreepshow
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mmurphy525
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Photo of Chinook
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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

Photo of TT--Cashout
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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

Photo of ewpass
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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Photo of darkfruits
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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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Photo of sdm9465
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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