Powell Street Stout: brewed in Vancouver, BC at a strength of 6% abv and 45 IBUs this beer with a clean logo and non fancy name was kind of a nice change of pace for the local brewing scene who seems to be super addicted to crazy labels and pun-filled names (many of which I enjoy, so not a dig at them at all). It’s great to see someone release a beer simply called Stout every now and again.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a dark brown colour with two fingers of tan foam and no visible bubbles. The aroma is cocoa, smoke, roasted oats and toasted bread.
Flavour: At the beginning the smoke present with some nice cocoa notes, in the middle the toasted bread comes through with hints of darker chocolate and a slightly creamy texture and it finishes dry with a touch of ash.
Overall Impression: It’s pretty good, not complicate or anything, but very good.
Rating: Very good at 7/10, this is a safer beer but well executed and tasty.
Food Pairing: Smoked Gouda or Cheddar would make for a nice pairing.
Here’s a little shot of the primary fermentation from the brewer when they made this beer that they recently posted on their Facebook page:
5 thoughts on “BC Craft Beer Review – Powell Street Stout”
They are always making great beer. Been a fan of Powell Street Craft Brewery since before they opened to the public. The stout is quite good but not really my favourite of their beer.
I have found they make pretty high quality basic styled beer, they make a good go to!
Well said. I would say their Old Jalopy was fairly groundbreaking two years ago but it is just one of the many good pale ales now. Things change fast! Their Sour Saison was pretty exciting.
I did enjoy the Sour Saison at the BC Beer awards, would be nice to see something like that bottled too.
It was on tap at the brewery for a time. Not sure if that is still the case.