Shamrocker Potato Stout – Granville Island Brewery (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: C+

Shamrocker Potato Stout – Granville Island Brewery, 4.8% ABV – 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

On the front-side label:

“Get ready to rock out to this dry Irish stout. With amped up tones of roasted coffee, it’s a medley of Celtic proportions.”

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  • Style: Dry Stout
  • Taste: Roasted malt burnt coffee cocoa
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor Store
  • How much: $7 (after 10% off) – 650ml., March 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Part of the ‘Black Notebook Series‘. Pours ultra dark brown/black with a smallish quickly dissipating head, barely any lacing, lots of micro streams.

Nose: roasted burnt malts (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming roasted malts

Mid-palate: airy, fizzy, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) roasted caramel malts, burnt coffee, cocoa

Finish: tingly-fizzy mouthfeel, potato, roasted malted light bitter hopped finish.

Summary: Decent flavours, a little thin bodied in the mid to finish. Just a little too tingly-fizzy for me.