- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Rye Stout – Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, 6.2% ABV – 53 IBU, 650 ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)
-Another semi-newish brewery in the P49/Storm/Powell St/Coal Harbour Brewing area, this will be my first review of their brews.
on the back label:
“As a Pacific Northwest Rye Stout, you can get an idea of what we brewed here. It’s dark, it’s roasty and has a hint of chocolate followed by hop bitterness and the spiciness of rye! It puts a smile on our face at Doan’s, so please enjoy!”
- Style: (Rye) Stout
- Taste: Mouthful of bubbly CO2 ultra deep roast lengthy barley coffee sharp bitter hop prickly rye
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
- How much: $7.85 CAD (after 7.5% off) – 650ml., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: worth a go
Visual: Pours jet black with a unbelievably huge and lasting foamy head with more bubbles creeping out of the half-poured bottle, lots of steady micro streams.
Nose: deep roasted barley malt, coffee. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp-mouthful of fizzy & tingly
Mid-palate: deep roast/almost burnt bitter barley malt, more fizzy-gas, (lvl-4-sweetness), subdued background coffee sour, sharp bitter hops
Finish: prickly dry rye, dark chocolate, lingering deep roasted exhale and burnt bitterness.
Summary: Insane bubbly carbonation and an impressively long lasting deep roast flavour with good medium body and med-high complexity. Very solid and goes well with a meal (sweet and sour meatballs in my case).