Darkside of the Stoke Coffee Stout – Mt. Begbie Brewing (Revelstoke, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: C

Darkside of the Stoke Coffee Stout – Mt. Begbie Brewing, 4.8% ABV – 650ml, (Revelstoke, BC, Canada)

On the front-side label:

“A sinister blend of roasted malts combined with REVELSTOKE’S STOKE ROASTED COFFEE yields a complex rich flavour that can only be found on the darkside.”

  • Style: (Coffee) Flavoured Stout
  • Taste: crispness -> bitter roast coffee/malts/cola -> roughness/med-bitter coffee finish.
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5 – 650ml., November 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Neat artwork but label and bottle seem a bit plain compared to what’s out there today. Ah well only $5. Pours cola black with virtually no head, super thin ringed retention, barely visible activity.

Nose: fresh deep roast coffee on the nose. (10)-aromatic  strength.

Attack: sharp crispness, incoming dark malts

Mid-palate: (5)-sweetness, medium coffee bitterness -> med-high coffee sourness, (MAIN) burnt-roasted coffee, malts (HINT) cola, licorice

Finish: (6)-palate roughness, fizzy/burpy, medium-bitter coffee finish.

Summary: This drinks like a chilled fizzy coffee-cola with a noticeable alcoholic kick. Overall an average brew that has a decent taste but lacks in texture and depth.(Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)