Rye Stout – Doan’s Craft Brewing Co. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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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!”

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  • 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).