Black Plague Stout | Storm Brewing

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33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Storm Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
stormbrewing.org

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We start with Canadian two row barley, followed by loads of roast barley and oats, a light addition of Pacific Northwest Columbus hops and finish it off with some fresh liquorice root and decadent dark cocoa for a little chocolaty mouth feel. Brewed in small batches (even by our micro brewing standards), the result is a smooth, rich, roasty and always fresh stout sure to cure what ale's ya. This once seasonal favourite is available year round for you thirsty hoards looking to fend off the plague of boring beer.

Added by canucklehead on 03-24-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
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3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Easy drinker

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3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This sample was from a growler filled from a keg at the brewery.

All the proper stout signposts are obeyed; the black as black profile, the foamy whitecaps and the burnt malty flavours with chocolate overtones. What puts this beer into a merely good category is the real lack of big mouthfeel and aftertaste. I would order this on tap but unlike Crannog's mighty Backhand of God I don't salivate at the mere thought of a pint.

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3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and vanilla flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of flyerzrule
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful! Deep brown with thick creamy head. Long lasting retention and great lacing. Aroma picks up very little bitterness and mostly sweet malts, maybe some lactose and a chocolate note as well. This beer is smooth, creamy, and silky. Notes of milk chocolate coat the tongue. Finishes with a slight bitterness. This beer drinks like a Guinness but it's 8.5% ABV so watch out!

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Black Plague Stout from Storm Brewing
4.17 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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