Sunday, 20 September 2015

New Scotland Brews--Full Steam Stout

Another new-to-me Nova Scotia brew was Rare Bird Craft Beer Full Steam Stout, a coffee stout brewed in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. It's brewed with Full Steam Coffee, comes in 650mL bottles, and contains 7% alcohol. According to the label, there's also liqorice root in there, too.

Full Steam Stout has a deep, dark brown colour that approaches black. It has a strong black coffee nose, with a molasses kicker. It's flavour is quite potent, bitter, and unexpectedly, a bit red wine sour. There is some coffee in there too, but it's more evident in the aroma than on the palate.

There's a bit of an unusual flavour, but not a disagreeable one. The characteristic smoothness I was expecting wasn't there, either, which was a bit of a miss. Still, nice enough little beer, and potent too.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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