- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
(TL:DR – “Oaked stout?! At first I was like ‘oh yeah!’ but after the first few sips I was like ‘oh, this kinda sucks'”)
710 Oaked Stout – Faculty Brewing Co., 5.0% ABV – 20 IBU, 650ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)
-Faculty Brewing Co.! Located in central Vancouver off of Main st. where all the hip breweries are popping up left, right and center. This is the first brew that I’m trying of theirs and it gives me the impression of them being just and “average” brewery. Let’s hope they can up their brew game in the future releases.
on the front-right label:
“Aromas of vanilla from American Oak complement the roasted character of this dry stout.”
- Style: (flavoured – American oak chips) Dry Stout
- Taste: semi-sweet roasted barley malt light coffee chocolate oak exhale sourish
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $7.70 – 650ml., January 2018
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Recommended: no
- What made an impression: weak barley malt mids
Visual: Pours thicker viscosity dark coffee brown without much of a head, a very thin ringed retention, mild oil slick on the surface, slow micro stream along the perimeter. Uneventful.
Nose: roasted barley malt, hints of caramel coffee, cocoa notes, oak presence. (lvl-7)-pungency.
Attack: crisp-dull CO2, underwhelming entry
Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), background short sourness, low depth roasted barley malt,
Finish: watery mouthfeel, muddled caramel-vanilla, mild oak exhale, lingering roast malt
Summary: The flavours are okay but this tastes rather basic and fails to wow. The stout base doesn’t feel full enough and the sour notes in the mids detracts from the dark notes. Just an average brew with some oak influence, not memorable.