Nitro Stout | Railyard Brewing

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Nitro StoutNitro Stout

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Railyard Brewing
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by biboergosum on 01-21-2018

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- I quite like the eyeball on the label of this can! Now....this is what a head should look like!......upon an aggressive pour that included being completely upside down, which is recommended by the way, I was greeted to a several finger thick, dense, creamy, mocha froth colored head, that settles quickly but only down to around two full fingers, and retains well too. The beer itself is motor oil black, thick and oily looking and the lacing is rather dull, and even a little watery if I dare say so. Above average nonetheless......

S- While sweet lactose sugar is noted, I find this Stout dry in aroma from start to finish. Big time pure cocoa powder that provides some bitterness, black coffee, vanilla bean smoothness, dark chocolate, Earthy grains and grassy qualities, and as far as the malts go, there is a generous portion of chocolate and black malt detected as well. The nitro provides a settling balancing nature where nothing really outshines anything else in this area....the finish is dry as mentioned before, but also has some leafy bitterness from the oat flakes and of course some hop cones too.

T- This department isn't as impressive as I had hoped to be honest.....I find everything kind of watery and the flavors seem 'fresh' and not rounded enough. With this said, there is some good to it......heavy dark chocolate/cocoa powder is noted, with Earthy roots, such as black licorice, some bready notes and an oat grain dry finish. The flavors do linger on the palate for thirty seconds or so but while this is all well and good, there is just something that tells me that for a milk stout, it doesn't quite meet my standard.

M/O- A little light on the body for my liking, but the carbonation is tight and mellow enough to pass the grade. Would I drink this again, yes!'s not an offensive Stout by any means, but I don't feel that this really fits into the nitro milk stout category, but rather something closer to an Irish dry or even more a porter. It is fairly toasty, not really that sweet, and without enough body. Definitely needs a little work but it's respectable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of FadetoBock
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473ml can - creepy eyeball-type thing on the label.

This beer pours a fairly solid black, with subtle amber basal edges, and two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat fizzy brown head, which leaves a bit of low-lying streaky lace around the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of lightly roasted, bready and doughy caramel malt, anise candies, some muddled dark orchard fruitiness, medium cocoa powder, faint cafe-au-lait, and some very tame earthy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, a touch of free-range ashiness, bittersweet chocolate fudge, still hard to parse bruised fruit, day-old coffee grounds, indistinct earthy spice, and more understated leafy, herbal, and musky floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite reserved, what with the presence of the palate-pleasing nitro, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, but for a hint of wet char getting all uppity here. It finishes off-dry, the malt, cocoa, and coffee notes lingering with the most panache.

Overall - this is a well-made version of the style, however, the nitro seems to be at odds with the roasty character, and that causes some of the air to come out of the proverbial balloon. Yes, a tad uneven, but in the end, easy enough to put back.

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Photo of derdtheterd
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is better than one what I have heard from others, and I think some regiment of the recipe has happened over the past few batches. The current version has a nice Carmella chocolate tone with a nice full sweetness without being over the top like a milk Stout. The nitro is just icing on the cake. Will definately drink again

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