Monday, 23 May 2016

Beers with Peps: Brews Review- Railway City Black Coal Stout


Wow we have had a few hot days lately, which can mean only one thing: Patio season has arrived! So yes a lot of the pictures in upcoming reviews will be beers in a glass, but fear not for today's comes from a can. Railway City Black Coal Stout is a two times award winning beer so I'm expecting something good from it. Also yes I know it's a stout and it's hot outside which should mean IPA's but I love Stouts to much.

Details

Name: Black Coal Stout
Style: Stout
Brewery: Railway City
Country: St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Price: $3.15 CAD for a 473ml can.
ABV: 6%

Commercial Fluff:
"Deep brown with thick dark foam; dominated by coffee, toast and dark chocolate aromas; medium to full bodied with rich flavours of dark chocolate, coffee with a lingering note of rye bread."



Own Opinion

Sight: Pours an opaque black, almost 'Black Coal' in colour (sorry), settles with a nice solid tan head. Looking good.
Aroma: Coffee hits early on, followed by dried fruits and chocolate sweetness.
Taste: Bitter chocolate coats my mouth straight away, with a real burntness about it too (maybe coffee?). But it finishes with a sweetness I wasn't expecting. Interesting combo, but nothing ground breaking.
Would I buy it again?  Probably. Let me be clear there is nothing bad about the beer. It was a pleasant drink but lacked any real characteristics to help standout against other stouts. I enjoyed it more than a guinness, but it doesn't compete against a Tom Green or a Le Trefle Noir Stout. For friends who don't like big striking flavours or are new to beers then this is a good starting point. For those wanting bold, daring flavours look elsewhere.  


 So have you had it before? Let me know your thoughts.

Popular Posts

Search the dusty archives

Support 'The Fallen Princes'