Townsite Brewing Inc. – Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout

Townsite Brewing Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout


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4.5 out of 5


  • Brewery: Townsite Brewing Inc.
  • Beer Style: Oatmeal Stout, Stout
  • Pros:

    Fantastic flavour profile

  • Cons:

    Hart to find off of the Sunshine Coast

  • Conclusion:

    Delicious and fantastic example of an Oatmeal Stout.

Townsite Brewing Perfect Storm Oatmeal StoutTownsite Brewing Inc. – Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout Review

The Perfect Storm has arrived in the form of an Oatmeal Stout from the crew at Townsite Brewing. This seemingly traditional stout pours with 2+ fingers of brown head that is left clinging to the glass. The colour is nearly black, being very thick and letting nearly no light through. Upon smelling this beer notes of caramel, hazelnuts, chocolate and coffee come through in a complex and extremely intriguing aroma portfolio. The taste is smooth, dark and complex. Beginning this little taste-venture a low carbonation hits the tongue in a mildly sweet, malted start. As the flavour builds light coffee notes come in before a fairly bitter cocoa flavour takes charge in the finish. Hops are likely the source of this bitterness but paired with chocolate the effect is similar to a delicious 70% bar of Swiss-import. The beer is far more complex than your average Oatmeal Stout with an array of delicious flavours from start to finish. The Perfect Storm hits all the right notes being unique, flavourful, smooth, delicious and something you can show off to your friends. This is the top beer to date coming from the best thing to come out of Powell River BC – Townsite Brewing Inc.

Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 30
Size – 650ml
Price – $5.99 (craft retailer)

Townsite Brewing Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout

Townsite Brewing Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 27 March, 2013, 17:57

    Not their best beer but a very good one. Other than that great post and a great beer!

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    • admin
      admin 27 March, 2013, 19:35

      Thanks Mike. While there are a ton of great beers being brewed in BC I thought this one was exceptional as it is not only delicious but also fairly unique. In a world with this much good beer it takes something a little different to truly stand out.

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  2. Dave
    Dave 11 April, 2013, 16:33

    Best beer I’ve had. Even beats Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. My usual drink is one 440ml can of Guinness draught sipped over a piece of dissolving dark chocolate in the evening. With Perfect Storm, I can eliminate the chocolate and get a better drink. However, drinking a 650 ml bottle every day is too much of a challenge for me, so if you know how I can drink half a bottle and save the other half for the next day and still retain the effervescence, I just may switch.

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